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

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

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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)
Lowest price Cheaper $209.92 vs $305.03
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The best price we've seen is $95 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Size Slightly smaller 107x72x73 mm vs 110x77x78 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 1 f-stop better
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

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
              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
              L120:3.1"
              SP-610 UZ:2.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L120:406 g
              SP-610 UZ:405 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              L120:720p
              SP-610 UZ:720p @ 30fps

              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"
              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
              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 L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

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

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $200

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $193

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $299

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $321

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              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

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Alpha 7R

              Sony Alpha 7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Weight Heavier
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD500

              Compact

              $499

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $248

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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              Nikon Coolpix L120 Olympus SP-610 UZ
              Nikon Coolpix L120 Olympus SP-610 UZ

              discussion

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