Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-810 UZ

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.9
Zoom
Great zoom
36x
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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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
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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 Longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $249.89 vs $329.00
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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.

              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 - $567 body only

              $444 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

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              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
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $130 - $190

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $583

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $288 - $699

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $289 - $300

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $225 - $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $474 - $484

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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