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

60

Olympus SP-610 UZ

54

Runner-up

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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus SP-610 UZ over 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
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
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
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
              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"
              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
              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$296.99
              SP-610 UZ$270.49
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              L8101/1500s
              SP-610 UZ1/2000s
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L8101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              SP-610 UZ1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L81025.4x
              SP-610 UZ22x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $231

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $275

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              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 L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $336

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $139

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Epson PhotoPC 650

              Epson PhotoPC 650

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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