• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 22mm - 896mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1440mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SP-820UZ advantages over Nikon P600

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Nikon P600 advantages over Olympus SP-820UZ

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • More lens zoom
    60.0x vs 40.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    17 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    7 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.9 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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Compared to Nikon P500

Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P500
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon P600
Nikon P500
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX520 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
Nikon P600
Canon SX520 HS
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX60

Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX60
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Bulb shutter
  • $474
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon P600
Canon SX60
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $474
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Canon SX530 HS

Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX530 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $270
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
Nikon P600
Canon SX530 HS
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $270
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon P610

Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P610
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bulb shutter
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P600
Nikon P610
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
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