• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SZ-30MR advantages over Nikon S800c

  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    5 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon S800c advantages over Olympus SZ-30MR

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    820k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.19 vs 0.41 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • 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
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent grip; Handsome, portable design; 24x zoom in a small package; Panorama mode.

  • Detail blurred by strong noise suppression; Bright colors bloom in bright light; Few manual controls; Too many trips to the menu.

  • Compact body; Powerful zoom lens; Fast autofocus; Generous internal memory; Android operating system; Huge selection of available apps.

  • Strong division between camera, Android features; Lens defects at wide and tele; Issues with stability; Display hard to see outdoors; Poor battery life; Very limited burst shooting depth.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus SZ-10

Olympus SZ-30MR
Olympus SZ-10
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter
Nikon S800c
Olympus SZ-10
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon S6300

Olympus SZ-30MR
Nikon S6300
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Nikon S800c
Nikon S6300
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-30MR
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon S800c
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus SZ-15

Olympus SZ-30MR
Olympus SZ-15
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon S800c
Olympus SZ-15
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Olympus SZ-30MR
Samsung WB50F
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S800c
Samsung WB50F
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
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