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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
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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 $143.86 vs $305.03
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The best price we've seen is $161 cheaper (2.1x less)
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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 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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

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

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Alpha 7R

              Sony Alpha 7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Weight Heavier
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD500

              Compact

              $499

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Super zoom

              $650

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Casio Exilim EX-Z100

              Casio Exilim EX-Z100

              Compact

              $325

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $131

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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