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

Olympus SZ10 vs Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Really small
Size
Mid size 105x67x37 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Light-weight
Weight
235 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus SP-610 UZ over the Olympus SZ10.

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Advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ

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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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
22x vs 18x
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Around 50% more zoom
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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$166.17 vs $275.66
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The best price we've seen is $109 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SP-610 UZ:1.1 fps
              SZ10:0.9 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 UZ:3,200 ISO
              SZ10:1,600 ISO
              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-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $263

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Olympus SP-600 UZ

              Super zoom

              $376

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              $198

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              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 significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,328 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus E-510

              Olympus E-510

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,699 with 14-42mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $704 body only

              $900 with 55-300mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $199

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $228

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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