Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Olympus SP-620 UZ

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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 (107×73×73 mm)

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810.
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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
  1. Lens
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  1. 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
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Size
Slightly smaller
107×73×73 mm vs 111×76×83 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 2 f-stops 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$113.98 vs $254.39
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (2.2x less)
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
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              L8101.2 fps
              SP-610 UZ1.1 fps
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L8103.3"
              SP-610 UZ2.9"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              L810111×76×83 mm
              SP-610 UZ107×73×73 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L810430 g
              SP-610 UZ405 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L8103.3"
              SP-610 UZ2.9"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L810$254.39
              SP-610 UZ$113.98
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L8101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              SP-610 UZ1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L81025.4x
              SP-610 UZ22x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              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

              $385

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $295 body only

              $375 - $378 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $202

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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