• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 380.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 864.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-H20 advantages over Olympus SP-810UZ

  • Less expensive
    $279 vs $330 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    47 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    285g vs 413g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.8 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/850 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus SP-810UZ advantages over Sony DSC-H20

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.9 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    864 mm vs 380 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 290 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More pixels
    14.0 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 38 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

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

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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-H10

Sony DSC-H20
Sony DSC-H10
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More pixels
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
Olympus SP-810UZ
Sony DSC-H10
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $300
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung HZ10W

Sony DSC-H20
Samsung HZ10W
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Manual focus
Olympus SP-810UZ
Samsung HZ10W
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX130 IS

Sony DSC-H20
Canon SX130 IS
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • Longer exposure
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus SP-810UZ
Canon SX130 IS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon L820

Sony DSC-H20
Nikon L820
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Larger lens aperture
Olympus SP-810UZ
Nikon L820
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm S8600

Sony DSC-H20
Fujifilm S8600
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Olympus SP-810UZ
Fujifilm S8600
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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