Olympus 720UZ

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Olympus SP-720UZ

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Olympus SP-620 UZ

36

Olympus 620 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus 720UZ

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus 620 UZ

Size
Really small
Mid size 106x69x40 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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)
Thickness Thinner 1.6" vs 2.9"
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Around 50% thinner
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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
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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Super zoom

        $319

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $190

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Olympus SP-610 UZ

        Olympus SP-610 UZ

        Super zoom

        $232

        Thickness Is thicker
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Olympus SP-620 UZ Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

        Super zoom

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Fujifilm FinePix S4700

        Fujifilm FinePix S4700

        Super zoom

        $120

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

        Super zoom

        $598

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $300

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

        Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Zoom More zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Olympus SP-800 UZ

        Olympus SP-800 UZ

        Super zoom

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

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