Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

31

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-810 UZ

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.9
Great zoom
Zoom
36x
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Olympus SP-810 UZ. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8.

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
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)
Zoom
More zoom
36x vs 16x
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More than 5x more zoom
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
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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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/850s
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4.7x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SP-810 UZ0.7 fps
              DMC-ZS81.9 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SP-810 UZ3,200 ISO
              DMC-ZS81,600 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              $442

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $286

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              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 Much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $115

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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