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

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Olympus SZ10

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

36

Olympus SZ-10

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Size
Really small
Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
235 g
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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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
  1. Lens
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  1. 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
106×67×38 mm vs 111×76×83 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
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
$156.81 vs $296.99
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              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 L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              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 L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $157

              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

              $475

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $181

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $200

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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