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Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320

Portability
78
Imaging
38
Features
34
Overall
36
Olympus SP-810 UZ front
 
Olympus VR-320 front
Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
35
Overall
36

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 Key Specs

Olympus SP-810 UZ
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-864mm (F2.9-5.7) lens
  • 413g - 106 x 76 x 74mm
  • Released July 2011
  • Succeeded the Olympus SP-800 UZ
Olympus VR-320
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 158g - 101 x 58 x 29mm
  • Introduced July 2011
  • Later Model is Olympus VR-330
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Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 Overview

Following is a complete assessment of the Olympus SP-810 UZ versus Olympus VR-320, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both designed by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the SP-810 UZ (14MP) and the VR-320 (14MP) is very close and they possess the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SP-810 UZ was manufactured within a month of the VR-320 so they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Olympus SP-810 UZ being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Olympus VR-320 being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight into a full comparison, below is a brief summation of how the SP-810 UZ scores versus the VR-320 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-810 UZ over the Olympus VR-320

 SP-810 UZ VR-320 

Reasons to pick Olympus VR-320 over the Olympus SP-810 UZ

 VR-320 SP-810 UZ 

Common features in the Olympus SP-810 UZ and Olympus VR-320

 SP-810 UZ VR-320 
IntroducedJuly 2011July 2011Same generation
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry around your camera often, you'll have to factor in its weight and volume. The Olympus SP-810 UZ offers exterior dimensions of 106mm x 76mm x 74mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 2.9") having a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs) while the Olympus VR-320 has sizing of 101mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 158 grams (0.35 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus SP-810 UZ versus Olympus VR-320 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are working with at that moment. Here is the front view overall size comparison of the SP-810 UZ compared to the VR-320.

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the SP-810 UZ and VR-320 is 78 and 94 respectively.

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is hard to visualize the contrast in sensor sizes purely by looking through technical specs. The picture below might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the SP-810 UZ and VR-320.

As you have seen, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact megapixels so you should expect comparable quality of files however you need to consider the release date of the cameras into account.

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus VR-320 as a Portrait photography camera
34
good MP (14MP)
offers face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
34
MP count good (14 megapixels)
offers face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ Street photography information
Olympus VR-320 Street photography information
50
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (158 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus SP-810 UZ
Sports photography with Olympus VR-320
41
excellent zoom range (24-864mm 36.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
max shutter speed is low (1/1,200s)
slow frames per second (0.7 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
47
excellent zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus SP-810 UZ
Travel photography with Olympus VR-320
61
good MP (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
great zoom (864mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
70
lighter than average (158 grams)
MP count good (14MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
long reach (300mm)
missing Timelapse function
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ Landscape photography info
Olympus VR-320 Landscape photography info
41
quite wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
42
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual exposure
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ Vlogging advice
Olympus VR-320 Vlogging advice
27
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic jack
32
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect autofocus
lighter than average (158g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone port
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Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Olympus VR-320 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-810 UZ and Olympus VR-320
 Olympus SP-810 UZOlympus VR-320
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus SP-810 UZ Olympus VR-320
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2011-07-27 2011-07-19
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III+ TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3
Peak resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-864mm (36.0x) 24-300mm (12.5x)
Largest aperture f/2.9-5.7 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1/4 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1200 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 0.7fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 6.20 m 4.70 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4 Motion JPEG
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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 413 gr (0.91 lb) 158 gr (0.35 lb)
Dimensions 106 x 76 x 74mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 2.9") 101 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID Li-50B LI-42B
Self timer Yes (12 or 2 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC
Storage slots Single Single
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