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Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus SP-610 UZ over the Nikon Coolpix L120.

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L120.
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L120's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$159.53 vs $200.60
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Size
Slightly smaller
107×73×73 mm vs 110×77×78 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SP-610 UZ's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L1203.1"
              SP-610 UZ2.9"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              L1200.7 fps
              SP-610 UZ1.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L1201,600 ISO
              SP-610 UZ3,200 ISO
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              L120720p
              SP-610 UZ720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L120110×77×78 mm
              SP-610 UZ107×73×73 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L120406 g
              SP-610 UZ405 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L1203.1"
              SP-610 UZ2.9"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L120$159.53
              SP-610 UZ$200.60
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L12021x
              SP-610 UZ22x
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              L12025 mm
              SP-610 UZ28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $1,013

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $174

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $200 - $247

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $580 - $747 body only

              $709 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Larger
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,997 body only

              $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Super zoom

              $381

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,269 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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