Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-810 UZ

Size
Really small
Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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Advantages of the Olympus SP-810 UZ

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Smaller
106×76×74 mm vs 124×84×91 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3
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Almost the same
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
413 g vs 558 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.6"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ30

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-LZ30's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/850s
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2.4x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$172.61 vs $225.55
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SP-810 UZ0.7 fps
              DMC-LZ301 fps
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SP-810 UZ2.9"
              DMC-LZ303.6"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SP-810 UZ$225.55
              DMC-LZ30$172.61
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SP-810 UZ1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DMC-LZ301/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SP-810 UZ230k dots
              DMC-LZ30460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $218

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $231

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              $269

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $190

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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