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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

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
Weight
Light-weight
413 g

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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$249.75 vs $307.18
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The best price we've seen is $57 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
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
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
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SP-810 UZ$249.75
              DMC-LZ30$307.18
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SP-810 UZ1/850s
              DMC-LZ301/2000s
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SP-810 UZ1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DMC-LZ301/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $156

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

              Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $935 - $1,197 body only

              $1,245 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

              Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 - $499 body only

              $510 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Size Larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $225

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $174

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $213

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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