Olympus 720UZ vs Olympus 620 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus 720UZ

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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 620 UZ

Size
Really small
Mid size (106×69×40 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Items often bought with the 720UZ or 620 UZ

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Olympus 620 UZ

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
106×69×40 mm vs 107×73×73 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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Almost the same
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.9"
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Around 50% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1500s vs 1/1300s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Olympus 720UZ

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
26x vs 21x
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More than 50% more zoom
Weight
Slightly lighter
405 g vs 435 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              620 UZ1/1500s
              720UZ1/1300s
              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
              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
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $170

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $218

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Olympus SP-620 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

              Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $320

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $226

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus E-620

              Olympus E-620

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $739 with 14-42mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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