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Olympus SZ10 vs 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
Great macro
Macro focus
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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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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
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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
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)
Size
Smaller
105x67x37 mm vs 107x72x73 mm
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2.1x smaller
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
$133.67 vs $205.57
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The best price we've seen is $72 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Super zoom

              $264

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $208

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Super zoom

              $529

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Epson PhotoPC 650

              Epson PhotoPC 650

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $286

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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