Olympus SP-820UZ
Superzoom Camera
vs Panasonic LZ30
Superzoom Camera

What’s good about the Olympus SP-820UZ iHS

Best price $450
  • Weighs a little bit less than the LZ30 17.1 oz vs 19.7 oz
  • Better video capture 1080p 60fps vs 720p 30fps
  • Has an HDMI port for photo playback LZ30 does not have HDMI

What’s good about the Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ30

Best price
  • Significantly cheaper street price $160 vs $450
  • Higher sensor resolution 16.1 MP vs 14 MP
  • Has longer exposure available 15 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Newer camera June 2013 vs August 2012

What the Olympus SP-820UZ and Panasonic LZ30 have in common

  • Similar Body sizes 53 in³ vs 58 in³
  • Similar image sensor size 28 in²
  • Similar viewscreen resolutions 460k dots
  • The same maximum ISO setting 6400 ISO
  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • Similar continuous shooting speed 3 shots per second
  • HDR processing
  • panorama mode

What’s missing from both the Olympus SP-820UZ and the Panasonic LZ30

  • No 3D capture
  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No RAW capture
  • No hot shoe
  • No Wi-Fi

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