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
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
235 g
 

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $117 - $170

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Super zoom

        $169

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Olympus SP-620 UZ

        Olympus 620 UZ

        Travel zoom

        $144

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,899 body only

        $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus Stylus 1000

        Olympus Stylus 1000

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

        Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $215 - $300

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $89 - $96

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Olympus SZ-12

        Olympus SZ-12

        Travel zoom

        $103 - $129

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $297 - $548

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Zoom Less zoom

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