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

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

Size
Really small
Standard size 107x72x73 mm
Weight
Light-weight
405 g
 
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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
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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)
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom Slightly more zoom 25.4x vs 22x
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More than 30% more zoom
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Size Slightly 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 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
        L810:3.3"
        SP-610 UZ:2.9"
        Weight Heavy Help
        L810:430 g
        SP-610 UZ:405 g
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        L810:1.2 fps
        SP-610 UZ:1.1 fps
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps

        Compared to recent super zooms

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $207

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $154 - $300

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $249

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        $198

        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $117 - $170

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thinner
        Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227 - $255

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $238

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $2,797 - $3,297 body only

        $3,144 with 55-200mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $93

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

        Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Super zoom

        $180

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

        Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

        Super zoom

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus SP-620 UZ

        Olympus 620 UZ

        Travel zoom

        $144

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd

        Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd

        Super zoom

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,899 body only

        $2,200 - $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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