Updated (July 2011): Compare the Olympus SP-610 UZ vs Olympus SZ-11

Olympus SZ10 vs Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the SZ10 or SP-610 UZ

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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Zoom
Slightly more zoom
22x vs 18x
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Around 50% more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SP-610 UZ's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$113.00 vs $259.33
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The best price we've seen is $146 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ10

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
106×67×38 mm vs 107×73×73 mm
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2.1x smaller
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SZ10's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2.9"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Lighter
235 g vs 405 g
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More than 40% lighter
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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-610 UZ1.1 fps
              SZ100.9 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SP-610 UZ3,200 ISO
              SZ101,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $202

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A303

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $280

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $106

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus VR-320

              Olympus VR320

              Travel zoom

              $245

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Olympus SZ-11

              Olympus SZ-11

              Digicam

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $309

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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