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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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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Nikon Coolpix L120 Nikon Coolpix L120 50

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46 Olympus SP-610 UZ Olympus SP-610 UZ

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

$175

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
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
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

$198

Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$202 - $279

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$172

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
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
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
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$115 - $250

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Olympus SP-600 UZ

Olympus SP-600 UZ

Super zoom

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen size Smaller screen

appearance

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