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Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ

Portability
69
Imaging
44
Features
42
Overall
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Olympus E-510 front
 
Olympus SP-810 UZ front
Portability
78
Imaging
37
Features
34
Overall
35

Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Key Specs

Olympus E-510
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 490g - 136 x 92 x 68mm
  • Released November 2007
  • Alternative Name is EVOLT E-510
  • Replaced the Olympus E-500
  • Replacement is Olympus E-520
Olympus SP-810 UZ
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-864mm (F2.9-5.7) lens
  • 413g - 106 x 76 x 74mm
  • Launched July 2011
  • Replaced the Olympus SP-800 UZ
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Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Overview

Lets look more closely at the Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ, one being a Advanced DSLR and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are created by Olympus. There exists a significant gap among the resolutions of the E-510 (10MP) and SP-810 UZ (14MP) and the E-510 (Four Thirds) and SP-810 UZ (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor measurements.

Photography Glossary

The E-510 was introduced 4 years earlier than the SP-810 UZ and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Olympus E-510 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Olympus SP-810 UZ being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before going in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick summation of how the E-510 matches up against the SP-810 UZ when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-510 over the Olympus SP-810 UZ

 E-510 SP-810 UZ 
Manually focus More exact focus

Reasons to pick Olympus SP-810 UZ over the Olympus E-510

 SP-810 UZ E-510 
LaunchedJuly 2011November 2007Fresher by 44 months
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")

Common features in the Olympus E-510 and Olympus SP-810 UZ

 E-510 SP-810 UZ 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera often, you will need to take into account its weight and size. The Olympus E-510 provides physical measurements of 136mm x 92mm x 68mm (5.4" x 3.6" x 2.7") with a weight of 490 grams (1.08 lbs) and the Olympus SP-810 UZ has specifications of 106mm x 76mm x 74mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 2.9") along with a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have at the time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the E-510 vs the SP-810 UZ.

Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the E-510 and SP-810 UZ is 69 and 78 respectively.

Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is hard to see the contrast in sensor sizing simply by seeing technical specs. The visual here will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the E-510 and SP-810 UZ.

As you can tell, both of those cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The E-510 having a bigger sensor will make achieving bokeh simpler and the Olympus SP-810 UZ will show more detail using its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The older E-510 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ sensor size comparison

Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-510
Portrait photography with Olympus SP-810 UZ
56
you can focus manually
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
sensor resolution low (10MP)
33
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus E-510
Street photography with Olympus SP-810 UZ
68
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
lighter than competition (490 grams)
no articulating screen
50
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-510 Sports photography highlights
Olympus SP-810 UZ Sports photography highlights
52
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports phase detect autofocus
slow frames per second (3.0 fps)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
40
long zoom range (24-864mm 36.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
has tracking autofocus
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,200 seconds)
continuous shooting slow (0.7 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-510 Travel photography advice
Olympus SP-810 UZ Travel photography advice
52
lighter than competition (490 grams)
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
61
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
very long reach (864mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-510 Landscape photography details
Olympus SP-810 UZ Landscape photography details
55
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
lack of Time Lapse mode
40
fairly wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-510 Vlogging highlights
Olympus SP-810 UZ Vlogging highlights
9
can't shoot video
27
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone port
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Olympus E-510 vs Olympus SP-810 UZ Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-510 and Olympus SP-810 UZ
 Olympus E-510Olympus SP-810 UZ
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus E-510 Olympus SP-810 UZ
Also called EVOLT E-510 -
Class Advanced DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2007-11-23 2011-07-27
Body design Mid-size SLR SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by - TruePic III+
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 3 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-864mm (36.0x)
Highest aperture - f/2.9-5.7
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Number of lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 1/4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1200s
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames per second 0.7 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.20 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/180s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution None 1280x720
Video format - MPEG-4
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 490 grams (1.08 lb) 413 grams (0.91 lb)
Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68mm (5.4" x 3.6" x 2.7") 106 x 76 x 74mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 52 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.2 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.0 not tested
DXO Low light rating 442 not tested
Other
Battery ID - Li-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (12 or 2 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $550 $280