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

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus SP-620 UZ. Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus SP-720UZ.

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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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
Weight
Slightly lighter
405 g vs 435 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$145.10 vs $180.76
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (around 20% less)
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recommendations

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 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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $276

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $262

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

              Olympus SP-620 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $382 body only

              $410 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $150 body only

              $261 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Less zoom

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