• 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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Differences

Olympus SP-720UZ advantages over Nikon L830

  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    8 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Nikon L830 advantages 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Wider angle lens
    23 mm vs 26 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SP-610UZ

Olympus SP-720UZ
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
Nikon L830
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Olympus SP-620UZ

Olympus SP-720UZ
Olympus SP-620UZ
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon L830
Olympus SP-620UZ
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon L810

Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon L810
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bulb shutter
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
Nikon L830
Nikon L810
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Samsung WB2100

Olympus SP-720UZ
Samsung WB2100
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Nikon L830
Samsung WB2100
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon L820

Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon L820
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon L830
Nikon L820
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
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