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

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $275.90 vs $958.79
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The best price we've seen is $683 cheaper (3.5x 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)
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 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

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S210

              Nikon Coolpix S210

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $300

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $319

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              $240

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $363 - $518

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $616

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $261

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              $420

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Super zoom

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

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