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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Really small
Size
Standard size 107x72x73 mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
 

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
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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 $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $155 cheaper (2.1x 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
              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

              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 Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $320

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $246

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus SP-620 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $120

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $189 - $209

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $249

              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $134

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Weight Lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Zoom More zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $353

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

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

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