Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-810 UZ

Size
Really small
Standard size 105x75x73 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810. Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Olympus SP-810 UZ.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/1500s vs 1/850s
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More than 40% faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Zoom
More zoom
36x vs 25.4x
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More than 2x more zoom
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the SP-810 UZ's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SP-810 UZ's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size
Slightly smaller
105x75x73 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.9" vs 3.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$261.55 vs $297.09
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              L8101/1500s
              SP-810 UZ1/850s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L8103.3"
              SP-810 UZ2.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810430 g
              SP-810 UZ413 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              L8101.2 fps
              SP-810 UZ0.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8101,600 ISO
              SP-810 UZ3,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L810111x76x83 mm
              SP-810 UZ105x75x73 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L810430 g
              SP-810 UZ413 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L8103.3"
              SP-810 UZ2.9"
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L81025.4x
              SP-810 UZ36x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $178

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $146

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $349

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              $445

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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