Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
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

galleries

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differences

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
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3
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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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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$145.77 vs $259.19
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The best price we've seen is $113 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SP-810 UZ2.9"
              DMC-LZ303.6"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SP-810 UZ0.7 fps
              DMC-LZ301 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SP-810 UZ230k dots
              DMC-LZ30460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SP-810 UZ36x
              DMC-LZ3035x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $174

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $200 - $247

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Olympus FE-110

              Compact

              $104

              Size Smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Super zoom

              $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $169

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $145

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $186

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $225

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $147

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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