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Advantages of the Olympus VH-520

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
26 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
101×60×21 mm vs 99×56×34 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 134k dots
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Around 3.5x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
15 fps vs 2 fps
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7.5x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 3.9 MP
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Capture more than 2.5x more detail in your photos
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 3x
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More than 11x more zoom
Weight
Lighter
138 g vs 200 g
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More than 30% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Olympus mju 410 Digital

Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the mju 410 Digital's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              VH-5202s
              mju 410 Digital4s
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              VH-520460k dots
              mju 410 Digital134k dots

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