Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

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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
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

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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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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs 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 1 f-stop 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
$144.87 vs $262.48
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The best price we've seen is $118 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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recommendations

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"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SP-810 UZ413 g
              DMC-LZ30558 g
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $340 - $398

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB2100

              Samsung WB2100

              Super zoom

              $214 - $265

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              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
              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              $444

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $353

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $276

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $169

              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 L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $164

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger

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