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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Size
Really small
Mid size 105x67x37 mm
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
1 cm
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $232.22 vs $275.90
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (around 20% 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
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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Super zoom

              $204

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $250

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $144 - $224

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $319

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

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              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $159

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon D70

              Nikon D70

              Pro DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Entry-level DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $250

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

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

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Fujifilm FinePix T550

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $122

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Samsung WB100

              Samsung WB100

              Super zoom

              $148

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $289 - $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

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