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

Nikon Coolpix L120

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L120

50

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

46

Olympus SP-610 UZ

Runner-up
     
 

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)
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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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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Nikon Coolpix L120 Nikon Coolpix L120 50

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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
Thickness Quite thick Help
L120:3.1"
SP-610 UZ:2.9"
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
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
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"
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
L120:21x
SP-610 UZ:22x
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$207

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

$198

Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$227 - $255

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$110 - $250

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Thickness Is thinner
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
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
Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Super zoom

$152

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$115

3D Takes 3D photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Thickness Slightly thicker
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$160 - $279

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110

Super zoom

$320

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
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

Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Super zoom

$180

Wide angle Better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$249

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Olympus SP-620 UZ

Olympus 620 UZ

Travel zoom

$144

3D Takes 3D photos
Wide angle Better wide angle
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$745 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Larger

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discussion

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