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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Size
Really small
Mid size 105x67x37 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
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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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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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
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $159

        Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus SP-600 UZ

        Olympus SP-600 UZ

        Super zoom

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Super zoom

        $180 - $329

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $170

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $188 - $198

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $220

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

        Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Olympus SZ-11

        Olympus SZ-11

        Digicam

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Lowest price Cheaper
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

        Super zoom

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Larger

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