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

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Olympus SP-610 UZ

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

51

Runner-up

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-610 UZ

Size
Really small
Standard size 107x72x73 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.9"

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810. Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Olympus SP-610 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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Significantly 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
Slightly cheaper
$297.09 vs $326.67
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
405 g vs 430 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 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
              L8103.3"
              SP-610 UZ2.9"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              L8101.2 fps
              SP-610 UZ1.1 fps
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810430 g
              SP-610 UZ405 g
              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-610 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-610 UZ107x72x73 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L810430 g
              SP-610 UZ405 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L8103.3"
              SP-610 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-610 UZ22x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens

              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 P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $387

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Samsung HZ15W

              Samsung HZ15W

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $409 - $447

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Super zoom

              $290

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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