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Olympus SZ10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.1
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SZ10

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SZ10's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 9.5 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 10.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $219.00 vs $275.90
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The best price we've seen is $57 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Weight Slightly lighter 214 g vs 235 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $224

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $300

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $129

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $129

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Pentax Optio RZ10

              Pentax Optio RZ10

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Casio Exilim EX-H5

              Casio Exilim EX-H5

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $600

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Lowest price Much more expensive

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