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

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

50

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

46

Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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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differences

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
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 Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        L120:3.1"
        SP-610 UZ:2.9"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weight Heavy Help
        L120:406 g
        SP-610 UZ:405 g
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        L120:0.7 fps
        SP-610 UZ:1.1 fps
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        L120:720p
        SP-610 UZ:720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        L120:110x77x78 mm
        SP-610 UZ:107x72x73 mm
        Weight Light weight Help
        L120:406 g
        SP-610 UZ:405 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        L120:3.1"
        SP-610 UZ:2.9"
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        L120:1,600 ISO
        SP-610 UZ:3,200 ISO
        Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        L120:21x
        SP-610 UZ:22x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $115

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

        Super zoom

        $196

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $445

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $198

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        $198

        Lowest price Significantly cheaper
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $250

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $163

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

        Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Olympus SP-620 UZ

        Olympus 620 UZ

        Travel zoom

        $139

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $219 - $230

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Placeholder

        Samsung Digimax U-CA 401

        Ultra compact

        Size Smaller
        Storage slots Has more storage slots
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus SP-550 UZ

        Olympus SP-550 UZ

        Super zoom

        $529

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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