Olympus 720UZ vs Olympus 620 UZ

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Olympus SP-720UZ

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Olympus SP-620 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus 720UZ

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
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
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus 620 UZ

Size
Really small
Mid size 106x69x40 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

differences

Advantages of the Olympus 620 UZ

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
106x69x40 mm vs 107x72x73 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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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$145.10 vs $262.78
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The best price we've seen is $118 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Weight Heavy Help
              620 UZ435 g
              720UZ405 g
              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 SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $298

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus SP-620 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-610 UZ

              Olympus SP-610 UZ

              Super zoom

              $276

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              $133

              Weight Significantly lighter
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $249

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Super zoom

              $375

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $647 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $569 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $227

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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