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)
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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
        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
        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
        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 L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $170

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $159

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

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $165

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

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

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

        Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Super zoom

        $180 - $329

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $188

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus SP-620 UZ

        Olympus 620 UZ

        Travel zoom

        $143

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,899 body only

        $1,899 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

        discussion

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