• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 22.00mm - 896.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SP-820UZ advantages over Fujifilm S9800

  • Lighter weight
    485g vs 670g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Fujifilm S9800 advantages over Olympus SP-820UZ

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Slower slow-motion
    480 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • 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
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.9 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 896 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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
  • 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 Nikon P500

Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P500
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm S9800
Nikon P500
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Olympus SP-820UZ
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX520 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bulb shutter
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
Fujifilm S9800
Canon SX520 HS
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Canon SX530 HS

Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX530 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bulb shutter
  • $259
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Fujifilm S9800
Canon SX530 HS
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $259
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Olympus SP-820UZ
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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