Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-810 UZ

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.9
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Size
Really small
Compact 105x58x33 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
210 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 36x vs 16x
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More than 5x more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.9 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SP-810 UZ's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SP-810 UZ's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $169.95 vs $195.99
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS8

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Size Smaller 105x58x33 mm vs 105x75x73 mm
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2.9x smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 2.9"
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2.2x thinner
Weight Lighter 210 g vs 413 g
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Around 50% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 1.9 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SP-810 UZ:0.7 fps
              DMC-ZS8:1.9 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality 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

              $195 - $280

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $198

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB2100

              Samsung WB2100

              Super zoom

              $175 - $229

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $174 - $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $399

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

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