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

53

Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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

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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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 $169.99 vs $232.22
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (around 30% 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 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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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 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
              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
              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 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
              Samsung WB100

              Samsung WB100

              Super zoom

              $148

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $248

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $300

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $250

              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $260

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $255

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Entry-level DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $300

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Size Smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $250

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Super zoom

              $204

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen

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