• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 616.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 676.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SP-610UZ advantages over Olympus SP-720UZ

  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus SP-720UZ advantages over Olympus SP-610UZ

  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S1800

Olympus SP-610UZ
Fujifilm S1800
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus SP-720UZ
Fujifilm S1800
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Fujifilm S2800HD

Olympus SP-610UZ
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bulb shutter
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus SP-720UZ
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Fujifilm S2950

Olympus SP-610UZ
Fujifilm S2950
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bulb shutter
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus SP-720UZ
Fujifilm S2950
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon L120

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
Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon L120
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bulb shutter
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Canon SX500

Olympus SP-610UZ
Canon SX500
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Bulb shutter
  • $296
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX500
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $296
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
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