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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Weight
Light-weight
417 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

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 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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 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
Lowest price Much cheaper $275.90 vs $699.95
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The best price we've seen is $424 cheaper (2.5x less)
Weight Lighter 235 g vs 417 g
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More than 40% lighter
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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)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle 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 Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SZ10:0.9 fps
              DMC-FZ28:2.5 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              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-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $490

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus FE-300

              Olympus FE-300

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $365 - $598

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298 - $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $704

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $528

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $192

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support

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