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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

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
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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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus SP-620 UZ

        Olympus 620 UZ

        Travel zoom

        $144

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $90 - $129

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $445

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 Significantly smaller screen
        Samsung WB700

        Samsung WB700

        Travel zoom

        $410

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $425

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Olympus Stylus 400

        Olympus Stylus 400

        Compact

        Size Smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $110

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $224

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $184 - $300

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Olympus SZ-20

        Olympus SZ-20

        Travel zoom

        $299

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Olympus SZ-12

        Olympus SZ-12

        Travel zoom

        $80 - $129

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom

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