Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Samsung Pro815

Olympus SP-810 UZ
Samsung Pro815

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-810 UZ

Really small
Size
Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Light-weight
Weight
413 g
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung Pro815

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.2
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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 Samsung Pro815.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus SP-810 UZ

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
36x vs 15x
Help
Around 6x more zoom
Size
Smaller
106×76×74 mm vs 136×87×79 mm
Help
Around 40% smaller
Weight
Much lighter
413 g vs 910 g
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2.2x lighter
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 25fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video at a higher frame rate
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The SP-810 UZ's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Samsung Pro815

Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 3"
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Around 20% larger screen
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.2 vs f/2.9
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At its widest zoom, the Pro815's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/850s
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4.7x faster max shutter speed
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
2.5 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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recommendations

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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
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Thickness Quite thick Help
SP-810 UZ2.9"
Pro8153.1"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
SP-810 UZ0.7 fps
Pro8152.5 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
SP-810 UZ230k dots
Pro815235k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
SP-810 UZ3,200 ISO
Pro815400 ISO
Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
SP-810 UZ
  1. Sensor shift
Pro815None
Movie format Poor movies Help
SP-810 UZ720p @ 30fps
Pro815480p @ 25fps

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths
Thickness Thin Help
SP-810 UZ2.9"
Pro8153.1"
Common Weaknesses
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
SP-810 UZ5.0 cm
Pro8153.0 cm
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Zoom Poor zoom Help
SP-810 UZ36x
Pro81515x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$189

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$435

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$223

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$845 body only

$725 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has much better image quality
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier

Olympus SP-810 UZ Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus SP-100

Olympus Stylus SP-100

Super zoom

$399

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$935 - $1,197 body only

$1,245 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 - $499 body only

$510 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Lowest price More expensive
Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Super zoom

$451

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Samsung Pro815 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Super zoom

$145

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$724 body only

$929 - $949 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Travel zoom

$200

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Significantly smaller
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sigma SD1

Sigma SD1

Entry-level DSLR

$1,999 body only

$1,160 - $2,468 with 17-50mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen
Size Larger
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Much smaller screen

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