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Olympus SZ10 vs Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Really small
Size
Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Olympus SP-610 UZ.

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
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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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
106×67×38 mm vs 107×73×73 mm
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2.1x smaller
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$156.81 vs $272.03
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The best price we've seen is $115 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SP-610 UZ1.1 fps
              SZ100.9 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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 SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $200

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $336

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Epson PhotoPC 650

              Epson PhotoPC 650

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Super zoom

              $369

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $183

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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