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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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
 
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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
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)
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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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 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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 Cheaper $149.00 vs $318.81
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (2.1x 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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SP-810 UZ:2.9"
              DMC-LZ30:3.6"
              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

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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 UZ:230k dots
              DMC-LZ30:460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SP-810 UZ:36x
              DMC-LZ30:35x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              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

              $199 - $250

              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 L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

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

              Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $145 - $190

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $324

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $212

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $178

              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

              $212

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $185 - $240

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

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