• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26mm - 676mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 22mm - 896mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Olympus SP-720UZ over Olympus SP-820UZ

  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    8 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Olympus SP-820UZ over Olympus SP-720UZ

  • More lens zoom
    40.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Shoots 1080p video
    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 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
Olympus SP-820UZ
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon P500

Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon P500
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • More pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P500
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

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
Olympus SP-820UZ
Olympus SP-620UZ
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch

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
Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon L810
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX520 HS
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Manual focus
Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX520 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
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