• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26.0x zoom 26mm - 676mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 40.0x zoom 22mm - 896mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Olympus SP-720UZ over Olympus SP-820UZ

Olympus SP-820UZ over Olympus SP-720UZ

  • Lens zoom ratio
    40.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Wider angle lens
    22 mm vs 26 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX50

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX50
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX50
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Samsung WB100

Olympus SP-720UZ
Samsung WB100
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Bulb shutter
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Olympus SP-820UZ
Samsung WB100
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX510 HS

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX510 HS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bulb shutter
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX510 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon L830

Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon L830
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $217
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon L830
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bulb shutter
  • $217
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX520 HS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX520 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
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