Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Olympus SZ-11

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Olympus SZ10

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

37

Olympus SZ-10

32

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 SZ10

Size
Really small
Mid size 105x67x37 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
235 g
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
25.4x vs 18x
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Around 2x more zoom
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ10

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Size
Smaller
105x67x37 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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2.6x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.3"
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2.2x thinner
Weight
Lighter
235 g vs 430 g
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Around 50% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$161.04 vs $309.99
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The best price we've seen is $149 cheaper (around 50% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              L8101.2 fps
              SZ100.9 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $379

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $166

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $128

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-11

              Olympus SZ-11

              Digicam

              $220

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $199

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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