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Pentax Optio RZ10

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Pentax Optio RZ10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio RZ10

Size
Really small
Compact 97x61x33 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
178 g
 
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Advantages of the Pentax RZ10

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the RZ10's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 97x61x33 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The RZ10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 178 g vs 214 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 10x
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More than 3x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.5 fps vs 1 fps
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9.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 270 shots vs 178 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        RZ10:4s
        S9100:1s
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        RZ10:1.3"
        S9100:1.4"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        RZ10:97x61x33 mm
        S9100:105x62x35 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $300

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Travel zoom

        $286

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

        Ultra compact

        $179

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is significantly smaller
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        3D Captures 3D images
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498 - $548

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Pentax Optio RZ10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung ST150F

        Samsung ST150F

        Ultra compact

        $75 - $90

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Significantly smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Pentax Optio RZ18

        Pentax Optio RZ18

        Travel zoom

        $173

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $160

        Size Much smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Fujifilm FinePix T350

        Fujifilm FinePix T350

        Travel zoom

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Travel zoom

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

        Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $327

        Zoom Much more zoom
        GPS Has a GPS
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $197

        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $220

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        GPS Has a GPS
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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