Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Olympus SP-620 UZ

Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

46

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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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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)
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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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 1 f-stop better
Size
Slightly smaller
107x72x73 mm vs 110x77x78 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$273.25 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $167 cheaper (around 40% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 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"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L120406 g
              SP-610 UZ405 g
              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
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              L120720p
              SP-610 UZ720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L120110x77x78 mm
              SP-610 UZ107x72x73 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L120406 g
              SP-610 UZ405 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L1203.1"
              SP-610 UZ2.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L12021x
              SP-610 UZ22x
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $379

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $171

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Super zoom

              $179

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $261

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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