• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26mm - 676mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23mm - 765mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Olympus SP-720UZ over Nikon L830

  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Nikon L830 over Olympus SP-720UZ

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More lens zoom
    34.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Wider angle lens
    23 mm vs 26 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S8600

Olympus SP-720UZ
Fujifilm S8600
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Manual focus
Nikon L830
Fujifilm S8600
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Olympus SP-720UZ
Samsung WB1100F
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon L830
Samsung WB1100F
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon P530

Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon P530
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Bulb shutter
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon L830
Nikon P530
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony H300

Olympus SP-720UZ
Sony H300
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L830
Sony H300
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon L840

Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon L840
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Nikon L830
Nikon L840
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
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