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

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$319.93 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (around 30% less)
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 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              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
              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"
              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
              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

              $150 - $246

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $167

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

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $193

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $214

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $229

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $299 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Super zoom

              $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Ricoh Caplio GX200

              Ricoh Caplio GX200

              Pro digicam

              $1,130

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Super zoom

              $283

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen

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