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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-810 UZ

Size
Really small
Standard size 105x75x73 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
 
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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 105x75x73 mm vs 124x84x91 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/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the SP-810 UZ's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.00 vs $179.90
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 20% less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SP-810 UZ:36x
              DMC-LZ30:35x
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SP-810 UZ:2.9"
              DMC-LZ30:3.6"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              SP-810 UZ:413 g
              DMC-LZ30:558 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SP-810 UZ:0.7 fps
              DMC-LZ30:1 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SP-810 UZ:$179.90
              DMC-LZ30:$149.00
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SP-810 UZ:36x
              DMC-LZ30:35x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $202 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $172

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $175

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $150

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $325 - $390

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $185

              Movie format Higher resolution 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

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $110 - $190

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $131

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $200 - $221

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

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