• 1/1.72 inch 41.5mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 101.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Nikon S710 advantages over Olympus SH-50

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.72 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.71 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    24 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    155g vs 269g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus SH-50 advantages over Nikon S710

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $380 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 101 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    7 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in 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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Your purchases support this site

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Samsung TL34HD

Nikon S710
Samsung TL34HD
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Olympus SH-50
Samsung TL34HD
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX150

Nikon S710
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Olympus SH-50
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SD990 IS

Nikon S710
Canon SD990 IS
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SH-50
Canon SD990 IS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus SZ-31MR

Nikon S710
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Nikon S710
Olympus SH-1
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SH-1
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Compare Other Cameras?