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

Olympus SZ10

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

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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
Size
Significantly smaller
105x67x37 mm vs 118x75x89 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 size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Significantly cheaper
$152.40 vs $400.00
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The best price we've seen is $248 cheaper (2.6x 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
Lens vs 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 slightly 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
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              Common Weaknesses
              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
              SZ10:0.9 fps
              DMC-FZ28:2.5 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
              SZ10:28 mm
              DMC-FZ28:27 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $330

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $125

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $326 - $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
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              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-FZ28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Super zoom

              $600

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298 - $345

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Super zoom

              $557

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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