Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Olympus SZ-11

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
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Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

Macro focus
Great macro
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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 1 f-stop 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 105x67x37 mm vs 107x72x73 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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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-610 UZ:1.1 fps
        SZ10:0.9 fps
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $117 - $250

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus SZ-20

        Olympus SZ-20

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens

        Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Super zoom

        $180

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        $198

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

        Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

        Super zoom

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus SP-620 UZ

        Olympus 620 UZ

        Travel zoom

        $144

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker

        Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus SZ-11

        Olympus SZ-11

        Digicam

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $300

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Olympus FE-300

        Olympus FE-300

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $89 - $157

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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