Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Olympus SP-620 UZ

Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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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 L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
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-610 UZ

Size
Really small
Standard size 107x72x73 mm
 

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
25.4x vs 22x
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More than 30% more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$194.99 vs $319.93
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Size
Smaller
107x72x73 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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Around 20% 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 3.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
405 g vs 430 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              L810:3.3"
              SP-610 UZ:2.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810:430 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
              L810:1.2 fps
              SP-610 UZ:1.1 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L810:111x76x83 mm
              SP-610 UZ:107x72x73 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L810:430 g
              SP-610 UZ:405 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L810:3.3"
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L810:25.4x
              SP-610 UZ:22x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $167

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $193

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $359 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              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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