Updated (July 2011): Compare the Olympus SZ-11 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Olympus SZ10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
106×67×38 mm vs 118×75×89 mm
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2.9x smaller
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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.5"
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2.3x thinner
Weight
Lighter
235 g vs 417 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$156.81 vs $233.71
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The best price we've seen is $77 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ28

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ28's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
27 mm vs 28 mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
2.5 fps vs 0.9 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SZ100.9 fps
              DMC-FZ282.5 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              SZ1028 mm
              DMC-FZ2827 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $223

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $180

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $178

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Super zoom

              $600

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $1,013

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

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