Olympus 720UZ

Winner
Olympus SP-720UZ

35

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Olympus SP-620 UZ

32

Olympus 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

Size
Really small
Mid size 106x69x40 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
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
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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              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 UZ:1/1500s
              720UZ:1/1300s
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $319

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              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

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149 - $270

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus SP-620 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $123

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $101

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Weight Significantly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $85 - $699

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $198

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Weight Lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              $459

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $380 body only

              $399 - $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $239

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

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