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

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

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SZ10

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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
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
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 $275.90 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $223 cheaper (more than 40% 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)
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 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 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
              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
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $195 - $280

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $113 - $149

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $174 - $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $130

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $295

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Compact

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $405 - $598

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $379

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Super zoom

              $1,000

              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $528

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger

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