Olympus 720UZ

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Olympus SP-720UZ

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Olympus SP-620 UZ

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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
Lowest price Cheaper $129.99 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (2.3x 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 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 Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $198

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $300

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $159

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus SP-620 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-610 UZ

              Olympus SP-610 UZ

              Super zoom

              $232

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $149

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $139

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $235 - $274

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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