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Olympus SZ10 vs Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Olympus SZ-10

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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differences

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$206.16 vs $236.79
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (more than 10% 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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recommendations

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 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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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-550 UZ

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Super zoom

              $529

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,616 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $180

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $233

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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