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

Olympus SZ10 vs Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Really small
Size
Mid size 105x67x37 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus SP-610 UZ over the Olympus SZ10.

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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
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
$160.06 vs $271.06
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The best price we've seen is $111 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Super zoom

              $160

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $379

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

              Compact

              $500

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $128

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-11

              Olympus SZ-11

              Digicam

              $220

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $199

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              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

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