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
Light-weight
Weight
405 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus 620 UZ

Size
Really small
Mid size 106x69x40 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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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At its widest zoom, the 620 UZ's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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 $262.81
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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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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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              620 UZ:1/1500s
              720UZ:1/1300s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Weight Heavy Help
              620 UZ:435 g
              720UZ:405 g
              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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $185

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $268

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus SP-570 UZ

              Olympus SP-570 UZ

              Super zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $337 - $367 body only

              $420 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Super zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Super zoom

              $309

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus SP-610 UZ

              Olympus SP-610 UZ

              Super zoom

              $300

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

              Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              $455

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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