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
 

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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        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
        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
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $139 - $299

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $216

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

        Super zoom

        $255

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $699 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $160

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

        Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

        Super zoom

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Olympus SZ-12

        Olympus SZ-12

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $139

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Compact

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Olympus Stylus SZ-15

        Olympus Stylus SZ-15

        Travel zoom

        $95 - $159

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $139 - $229

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom

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