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Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ

Portability
77
Imaging
44
Features
35
Overall
40
Olympus E-410 front
 
Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ front
Portability
69
Imaging
38
Features
29
Overall
34

Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ Key Specs

Olympus E-410
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 435g - 130 x 91 x 53mm
  • Announced June 2007
  • Alternative Name is EVOLT E-410
  • Earlier Model is Olympus E-400
  • New Model is Olympus E-420
Olympus SP-820UZ
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 22-896mm (F3.4-5.7) lens
  • 485g - 117 x 78 x 93mm
  • Introduced August 2012
  • Succeeded the Olympus SP-820UZ
  • Successor is Olympus SP-820UZ
Photography Glossary

Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ Overview

Below, we are matching up the Olympus E-410 and Olympus SP-820UZ, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are sold by Olympus. There is a significant difference among the sensor resolutions of the E-410 (10MP) and SP-820UZ (14MP) and the E-410 (Four Thirds) and SP-820UZ (1/2.3") feature different sensor measurements.

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The E-410 was launched 6 years prior to the SP-820UZ and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-410 being a Compact SLR camera and the Olympus SP-820UZ being a Compact camera.

Before we go through a thorough comparison, below is a short overview of how the E-410 scores against the SP-820UZ with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-410 over the Olympus SP-820UZ

 E-410 SP-820UZ 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Olympus SP-820UZ over the Olympus E-410

 SP-820UZ E-410 
IntroducedAugust 2012June 2007More recent by 63 months
Display dimension3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution460k215kSharper display (+245k dot)

Common features in the Olympus E-410 and Olympus SP-820UZ

 E-410 SP-820UZ 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera frequently, you will need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-410 provides exterior dimensions of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") having a weight of 435 grams (0.96 lbs) and the Olympus SP-820UZ has dimensions of 117mm x 78mm x 93mm (4.6" x 3.1" x 3.7") having a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you have at the time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the E-410 compared to the SP-820UZ.

Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the E-410 and SP-820UZ is 77 and 69 respectively.

Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be difficult to imagine the difference in sensor measurements merely by looking through specs. The photograph below should give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the E-410 and SP-820UZ.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The E-410 due to its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field easier and the Olympus SP-820UZ will render more detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics much more aggressively. The older E-410 will be behind in sensor tech.

Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ sensor size comparison

Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-410 Portrait photography info
Olympus SP-820UZ Portrait photography info
56
has manual focus
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
low resolution sensor (10MP)
34
good resolution (14MP)
comes with face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-410 Street photography info
Olympus SP-820UZ Street photography info
60
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
37
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than others in class (485g)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-410 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus SP-820UZ as a Sports photography camera
42
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
supports phase detect autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
33
amazing zoom range (22-896mm 40.7 x zoom)
good resolution (14MP)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-410 Travel photography features
Olympus SP-820UZ Travel photography features
49
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
55
good resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (22mm)
long reach (896mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (485g)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-410 Landscape photography info
Olympus SP-820UZ Landscape photography info
50
has manual focus
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
tiny screen (2.5")
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
missing Time Lapse mode
35
quite wide (22mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-410 Vlogging advice
Olympus SP-820UZ Vlogging advice
9
lack of video recording
25
quite wide (22mm)
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
lack of microphone port
more heavy than others in class (485g)
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Olympus E-410 vs Olympus SP-820UZ Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-410 and Olympus SP-820UZ
 Olympus E-410Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus E-410 Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ
Also called as EVOLT E-410 -
Category Entry-Level DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2007-06-14 2012-08-21
Body design Compact SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 3 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 22-896mm (40.7x)
Highest aperture - f/3.4-5.7
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Total lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.5 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 215 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 3.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 15.00 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/180 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 180 (30, 240 fps)
Highest video resolution None 1920x1080
Video data format - MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 435 gr (0.96 lbs) 485 gr (1.07 lbs)
Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") 117 x 78 x 93mm (4.6" x 3.1" x 3.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 51 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.0 not tested
DXO Low light rating 494 not tested
Other
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing - $299