• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 616.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SP-610UZ advantages over Panasonic ZS50

  • More pixels
    14.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Panasonic ZS50 advantages over Olympus SP-610UZ

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 616 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    243g vs 405g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1040k 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

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
Panasonic ZS50
Fujifilm S2800HD
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels

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
Panasonic ZS50
Nikon L120
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels

Compared to Olympus SP-720UZ

Olympus SP-610UZ
Olympus SP-720UZ
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic ZS50
Olympus SP-720UZ
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Olympus SP-610UZ
Panasonic ZS35
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $338
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS50
Panasonic ZS35
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $338
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Olympus SP-610UZ
Canon SX700 HS
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Bulb shutter
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Panasonic ZS50
Canon SX700 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
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