• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-F3 advantages over Olympus Stylus-5010

  • Less expensive
    $130 vs $200 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 220 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus Stylus-5010 advantages over Panasonic DMC-F3

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    130 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More pixels
    14.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W230

Panasonic DMC-F3
Sony DSC-W230
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus Stylus-5010
Sony DSC-W230
  • $106
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FH3

Panasonic DMC-F3
Panasonic DMC-FH3
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus Stylus-5010
Panasonic DMC-FH3
  • $106
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FH1

Panasonic DMC-F3
Panasonic DMC-FH1
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus Stylus-5010
Panasonic DMC-FH1
  • $106
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SD1300 IS

Panasonic DMC-F3
Canon SD1300 IS
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Faster shutter
Olympus Stylus-5010
Canon SD1300 IS
  • $106
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Olympus VG-120

Panasonic DMC-F3
Olympus VG-120
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
Olympus Stylus-5010
Olympus VG-120
  • $106
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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