• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 108.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 616.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus FE-3000 advantages over Olympus SP-610UZ

  • Less expensive
    $140 vs $230 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.68 vs 1.44 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    108g vs 405g
    Lighter weight

Olympus SP-610UZ advantages over Olympus FE-3000

  • More telephoto lens reach
    616 mm vs 108 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More pixels
    14.0 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung SL201

Olympus FE-3000
Samsung SL201
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $170
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
Olympus SP-610UZ
Samsung SL201
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $170
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus FE-3010

Olympus FE-3000
Olympus FE-3010
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $150
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Olympus SP-610UZ
Olympus FE-3010
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $150
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm J20

Olympus FE-3000
Fujifilm J20
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Olympus SP-610UZ
Fujifilm J20
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon L120

Olympus FE-3000
Nikon L120
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
Olympus SP-610UZ
Nikon L120
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Olympus SP-720UZ

Olympus FE-3000
Olympus SP-720UZ
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Olympus SP-610UZ
Olympus SP-720UZ
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
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