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 $128.99 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $171 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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              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-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $205

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Olympus SP-610 UZ

              Olympus SP-610 UZ

              Super zoom

              $305

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $193

              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Olympus SP-620 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

              Travel zoom

              $401

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $799

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $206

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

              Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $169 - $250

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $265

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

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