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Advantages of the Olympus 790 SW

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Size
Much smaller
92×59×21 mm vs 113×54×38 mm
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2x smaller
Screen size
Much larger screen
2.5" vs 1.5"
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Around 70% larger screen
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.5"
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More than 40% thinner
True resolution
Higher true resolution
7.1 MP vs 2.8 MP
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Capture more than 2.5x more detail in your photos
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 123k dots
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Around 90% higher resolution screen
Weight
Lighter
155 g vs 194 g
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More than 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-P3

Wide angle
Better wide angle
36 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              790 SW155 g
              DSC-P3194 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              790 SW4s
              DSC-P32s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              790 SW38 mm
              DSC-P336 mm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              790 SW2.5"
              DSC-P31.5"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              790 SW7.1 MP
              DSC-P32.8 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              790 SW230k dots
              DSC-P3123k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              790 SW3x
              DSC-P31x

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