Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Olympus SP-810 UZ

39

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-810 UZ

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Size
Really small
Compact 105x58x33 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
210 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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
Zoom
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)
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
$244.01 vs $274.00
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The best price we've seen is $30 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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, 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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

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

              Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Super zoom

              $349 - $350

              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $320

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $145

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              $506

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $193 - $209

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $370

              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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