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5 Best Compact Cameras in the US - April 2021

Matthew
Updated 23 February 2021
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5 best compact cameras 2021

What Compact Camera to Buy in March 2021?

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Samsung MV800 Fujifilm X10 Canon PowerShot A490 Nikon Coolpix L3 Olympus XZ1
Samsung MV800 Fujifilm X10 Canon PowerShot A490 Nikon Coolpix L3 Olympus XZ1
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6th Avenue Express
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16.15MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
12MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2
MINIMUM
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3.3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
175g
5.1MP
2592 X 1944
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
120g
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1.8
MINIMUM
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
79
Features
Good Features
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
84
Reviews
12 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured but 5 year old 5x optical zoom digital camera. It has an image stabiliser, a touchscreen and a built-in flash and is 3D. A good spec but 9 year old 4x optical zoom digital camera. It has an image stabiliser, a built-in flash and an HDMI and supports Full HD video. A fully featured and cheap 3.3x optical zoom camera. Our review analysis indicates that this camera is very able to produce good images, ergonomic but noisy. It's a good spec and classic 3x optical zoom camera. A fully featured but only moderate value for money 4x optical zoom digital camera.
Fujifilm X10 size in context Canon PowerShot A490 size in context Nikon Coolpix L3 size in context
9 Reasons For
A Lot Higher Megapixels
Higher Still Image Resolution
Higher Image Resolution
3x Bigger Digital Zoom
25% Larger Display Diagonal
Touchscreen
HDMI
3D
Four Years Newer
5 Reasons For
2/3" (2/3)" Image Sensor Size
Full HD Video
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Higher Video Resolution
HDMI
2 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
Better Brand
1 Reason For
Hugely Lighter
5 Reasons For
44.6MB Bigger Internal Memory
34% Larger Maximum Memory Card Size
25% Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
170 More Battery Life
13 Reasons Against
Heavier
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Half As High Video Resolution
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size
322,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Worse Brand
13 Reasons Against
210g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
Only 4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution
Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution
60% Smaller Digital Zoom
Smaller Internal Memory
7% Smaller Display Diagonal
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Only 270 Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Older by Over Three Years
Worse Brand
11 Reasons Against
24% Heavier
39% Lower Megapixels
Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size
Only 3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution
Half As High Image Resolution
1x Smaller Digital Zoom
Only 640 X 480 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Smaller Display Diagonal
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Only 150 Battery Life
Older by Over Four Years
13 Reasons Against
69% Lower Megapixels
Only 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" Image Sensor Size
Lower Still Image Resolution
Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution
20% Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Video Resolution
58% Smaller Internal Memory
Smaller Display Diagonal
Lower Display Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $270
Older by Over Five Years
Worse Brand
14 Reasons Against
37% Heavier
6.15MP Lower Megapixels
Smaller Image Sensor Size
Half As High Still Image Resolution
Lower Image Resolution
Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Half As High Video Resolution
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
$128 More Expensive
Over Four Years Older
Worse Brand
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Samsung MV800

Samsung MV800

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Samsung MV800
16.15MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
3.3
MINIMUM
121g
5x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Samsung MV800 has a sensor size of 16.15MP and a Kagoo Score of 72. With a price tag of $0.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung MV800 or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.15MP)
ok optical zoom (5x)
Image stabiliser
Large minimum aperture number (3.3)
Touchscreen

A fully featured but 5 year old 5x optical zoom digital camera. It has an image stabiliser, a touchscreen and a built-in flash and is 3D.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung MV800

A Lot Higher Megapixels

The Samsung MV800 has a megapixels of 16.15MP, however the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Olympus XZ1 are both only 10MP digital cameras (6.15MP lower), the Fujifilm X10 is only a 12MP digital camera (4.15MP lower) and the Nikon Coolpix L3 is only a 5.1MP digital camera (11.05MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Higher Still Image Resolution

The Samsung MV800 supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456, which is twice as high still image resolution as the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Olympus XZ1 (3648 x 2736) and 20 times higher still image resolution as the Nikon Coolpix L3 (1024 x 768). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Higher Image Resolution

The Samsung MV800 has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels pixels, which is twice as high image resolution as the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Olympus XZ1 (3648 x 2736 pixels) and 3 times higher image resolution as the Nikon Coolpix L3 (2592 x 1944 pixels). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

3x Bigger Digital Zoom

The Samsung MV800 has a digital zoom of 5x, but the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Olympus XZ1 are all only 4x digital zoom digital cameras (1x smaller) and the Fujifilm X10 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

25% Larger Display Diagonal

The Samsung MV800 has a display diagonal of 3" (as does the Olympus XZ1), however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Fujifilm X10 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 are all only 2" screen digital cameras (1" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Touchscreen

The Samsung MV800 has a touchscreen, but the Canon PowerShot A490, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Olympus XZ1 do not have this feature. More ...

On a camera, this means that the digital display on the back of the camera is touch-sensitive, rather than relying on buttons.

Touchscreens are easier and more intuitive to control.

HDMI

The Samsung MV800 has an HDMI, and so do the Fujifilm X10 and the Olympus XZ1, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 do not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

3D

The Samsung MV800 is 3D, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Olympus XZ1 are not. More ...

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

Four Years Newer

The Samsung MV800 was released five years ago, but the Canon PowerShot A490 was released 10 years ago, the Fujifilm X10 was released nine years ago, the Nikon Coolpix L3 was released 11 years ago and the Olympus XZ1 was released 10 years ago

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung MV800

Heavier

The Samsung MV800 is a 121g digital camera. That's 54g lighter than the Canon PowerShot A490 (175g), 209g lighter than the Fujifilm X10 (330g), 1g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (120g) and 154g lighter than the Olympus XZ1 (275g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Samsung MV800 is only 3 maximum ISO speed, but the Fujifilm X10 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher) and the Olympus XZ1 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Half As High Video Resolution

The Samsung MV800 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels, and so is the Olympus XZ1, which is half as high video resolution as the Fujifilm X10 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Samsung MV800 is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels which is also supported by the Olympus XZ1. Whereas the best video resolution supported by the Fujifilm X10 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 support. More ...

The Samsung MV800 also supports 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

Vastly Smaller Internal Memory

The Samsung MV800 has an internal memory of 10MB, however the Fujifilm X10 is a 26MB internal memory digital camera (16MB bigger), the Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 23MB internal memory digital camera (13MB bigger) and the Olympus XZ1 is a 54.6MB internal memory digital camera (44.6MB bigger). More ...

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung MV800 is a 32GB maximum memory card size digital camera. That's 32GB smaller than the Olympus XZ1 (64GB). More ...

The maximum size of memory card that can be used in this digital camera. Different cameras are designed to take larger capacity cards, so a card that works in one camera may not necessarily work in another.

A digital camera with a larger memory card size means that you can potentially store more photos on the device at once.

322,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Samsung MV800 has a display resolution of 288 pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 115,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (173,000 pixels lower), the Fujifilm X10 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (172,000 pixels higher), the Nikon Coolpix L3 is an 86,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (202,000 pixels lower) and the Olympus XZ1 is a 610,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (322,000 pixels higher). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung MV800 does not have a GPS, but the Canon PowerShot A490, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Olympus XZ1 do. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung MV800 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Olympus XZ1 support this feature. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Samsung MV800 does not feature bluetooth, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Olympus XZ1 feature this benefit. More ...

Bluetooth is a communication standard used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets, or to control external peripherals (such as flashes).

Bluetooth is a necessity to use certain modern camera peripherals, so without this tech you will be limited with what extras you can use.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Samsung MV800 has received a Kagoo Score of 72, but the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 81 and the Olympus XZ1 scored 75.

Not Currently Available

This digital camera does not seem to be currently available. More ...

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Worse Brand

Samsung digital cameras have an average rating of only 83.6%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%, Fujifilm has an average rating of 86.3% and Nikon has an average rating of 90.4%.

Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm X10

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Fujifilm X10
12MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
330g
2x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.8"
SCREEN

The Fujifilm X10 has a sensor size of 12MP and a Kagoo Score of 72. With a price tag of $0.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Fujifilm X10 or read our article on whether you should buy a Fujifilm digital camera.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Tiny minimum aperture number (2)
Image stabiliser
High maximum ISO sensitivity (12,800)
Built-in flash

A good spec but 9 year old 4x optical zoom digital camera. It has an image stabiliser, a built-in flash and an HDMI and supports Full HD video.

79
Features
Good Features
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Fujifilm X10

2/3" (2/3)" Image Sensor Size

The Fujifilm X10 has a 2/3" (2/3)" image sensor size, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 only has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size, the Nikon Coolpix L3 only has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" image sensor size and the Olympus XZ1 only has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Samsung MV800 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Full HD Video

The Fujifilm X10 supports Full HD video, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon Coolpix L3, the Olympus XZ1 and the Samsung MV800 do not support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm X10 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, but the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 have a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and the Olympus XZ1 and the Samsung MV800 have a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Higher Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Fujifilm X10 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels. However the best video resolution supported by the Olympus XZ1 and the Samsung MV800 is 1280 x 720 pixels (half as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 support. More ...

The Fujifilm X10 also supports 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

HDMI

The Fujifilm X10 has an HDMI (as do the Olympus XZ1 and the Samsung MV800), however the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 do not have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Fujifilm X10

210g Heavier

The Fujifilm X10 has a weight of 330g, however the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 175g digital camera (155g lighter), the Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 120g digital camera (210g lighter), the Olympus XZ1 is a 275g digital camera (55g lighter) and the Samsung MV800 is a 121g digital camera (209g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Megapixels

The Fujifilm X10 is a 12MP digital camera. That's 2MP higher than the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Olympus XZ1 (10MP), 6.9MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (5.1MP) and 4.15MP lower than the Samsung MV800 (16.15MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm X10 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000, but the Samsung MV800 supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm X10 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels pixels, however the Samsung MV800 has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

60% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm X10 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Canon PowerShot A490, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Olympus XZ1 (4x) and 3x smaller than the Samsung MV800 (5x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smaller Internal Memory

The Fujifilm X10 is a 26MB internal memory digital camera. That's 3MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (23MB), 28.6MB smaller than the Olympus XZ1 (54.6MB) and 16MB bigger than the Samsung MV800 (10MB). More ...

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

7% Smaller Display Diagonal

Fujifilm X10 is only 2.8" screen. That's 0.8" larger than the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 (2") and 0.2" smaller than the Olympus XZ1 and the Samsung MV800 (3"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Fujifilm X10 is a 460 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 345,000 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot A490 (115,000 Pixels), 374,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (86,000 Pixels), 150,000 pixels lower than the Olympus XZ1 (610,000 Pixels) and 172,000 pixels higher than the Samsung MV800 (288,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Only 270 Battery Life

The Fujifilm X10 takes 270 battery life, however the Olympus XZ1 only takes 320 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Nikon Coolpix L3 or the Samsung MV800. It is possible that they do not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Fujifilm X10 has received a Kagoo Score of 72, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 81 and the Olympus XZ1 scored 75.

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Older by Over Three Years

The Fujifilm X10 is four years older than the Samsung MV800.

Worse Brand

Fujifilm digital cameras have an average rating of only 86.3%, but Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 90.4%.

The Fujifilm X10 is 117mm wide, 69.6mm tall, 56.8mm deep and weighs 330g.

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Canon PowerShot A490

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Canon PowerShot A490
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3.3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
175g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.5"
SCREEN

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a sensor size of 10MP and a Kagoo Score of 81. With a price tag of $129.99 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Canon PowerShot A490 or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Tiny optical zoom (3.3x)
640 x 480 pixels video resolution
Built-in flash
Flash exposure lock
Supports custom colours

A fully featured and cheap 3.3x optical zoom camera.

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81
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81
Kagoo Score
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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon PowerShot A490

Better Kagoo Score

The Canon PowerShot A490 has received a Kagoo Score of 81, whereas the Fujifilm X10 scored 72, the Nikon Coolpix L3 scored 72, the Olympus XZ1 scored 75 and the Samsung MV800 scored 72.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, but Fujifilm only has an average rating of 86.3%, Nikon only has an average rating of 90.4%, Olympus only has an average rating of 79.1% and Samsung only has an average rating of 83.6%.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon PowerShot A490

24% Heavier

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a weight of 175g, however the Fujifilm X10 is a 330g digital camera (155g heavier), the Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 120g digital camera (55g lighter), the Olympus XZ1 is a 275g digital camera (100g heavier) and the Samsung MV800 is a 121g digital camera (54g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

39% Lower Megapixels

The Canon PowerShot A490 is a 10MP digital camera, and so does the Olympus XZ1. That's 2MP lower than the Fujifilm X10 (12MP), 4.9MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (5.1MP) and 6.15MP lower than the Samsung MV800 (16.15MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size, whereas the Fujifilm X10 has a 2/3" image sensor size and the Olympus XZ1 has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Samsung MV800 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Only 3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 supports a still image resolution of 3648 x 2736 (as does the Olympus XZ1), but the Fujifilm X10 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 and the Samsung MV800 supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Half As High Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels pixels (as is the Olympus XZ1), however the Fujifilm X10 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels and the Samsung MV800 has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

1x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot A490 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera, and so do the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Olympus XZ1. That's 2x bigger than the Fujifilm X10 (2x) and 1x smaller than the Samsung MV800 (5x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels pixels (as is the Nikon Coolpix L3), but the Fujifilm X10 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels and the Olympus XZ1 and the Samsung MV800 have a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Smaller Display Diagonal

Canon PowerShot A490 is only 2.5" screen. That's 0.5" larger than the Fujifilm X10 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 (2") and 0.5" smaller than the Olympus XZ1 and the Samsung MV800 (3"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A490 is a 115 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 345,000 pixels lower than the Fujifilm X10 (460,000 Pixels), 29,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (86,000 Pixels), 495,000 pixels lower than the Olympus XZ1 (610,000 Pixels) and 173,000 pixels lower than the Samsung MV800 (288,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Only 150 Battery Life

The Canon PowerShot A490 takes 150 battery life, however the Fujifilm X10 only takes 270 battery life and the Olympus XZ1 only takes 320 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Nikon Coolpix L3 or the Samsung MV800. It is possible that they do not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by Over Four Years

The Canon PowerShot A490 is one year older than the Fujifilm X10, three months older than the Olympus XZ1 and five years older than the Samsung MV800.

The Canon PowerShot A490 is 93.5mm wide, 61.7mm tall, 30.6mm deep and weighs 175g.

Canon PowerShot A490 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the PowerShot A490 in the US is $129.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Nikon Coolpix L3

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5.1MP
2592 X 1944
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
640 X 480
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
120g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2"
SCREEN

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a sensor size of 5.1MP and a Kagoo Score of 72. However with a price tag of $399.99 this digital camera is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Nikon Coolpix L3 or read our article on whether you should buy a Nikon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Tiny optical zoom (3x)
640 x 480 pixels video resolution
Very light (120g)
Built-in flash

Our review analysis indicates that this camera is very able to produce good images, ergonomic but noisy. It's a good spec and classic 3x optical zoom camera.

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Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
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Multiple reviews mentioned that Nikon Coolpix L3 has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 64%, based on 12 reviews.

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1 Reason For for Choosing the Nikon Coolpix L3

Hugely Lighter

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a weight of 120g, but the Canon PowerShot A490 is a 175g digital camera (55g heavier), the Fujifilm X10 is a 330g digital camera (210g heavier), the Olympus XZ1 is a 275g digital camera (155g heavier) and the Samsung MV800 is a 121g digital camera (1g heavier). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon Coolpix L3

69% Lower Megapixels

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 5.1MP digital camera. That's 4.9MP lower than the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Olympus XZ1 (10MP), 6.9MP lower than the Fujifilm X10 (12MP) and 11.05MP lower than the Samsung MV800 (16.15MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" Image Sensor Size

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" image sensor size, however the Canon PowerShot A490 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size, the Fujifilm X10 has a 2/3" image sensor size and the Olympus XZ1 has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Samsung MV800 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L3 supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Olympus XZ1 support a still image resolution of 3648 x 2736, the Fujifilm X10 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 and the Samsung MV800 supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a maximum image resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels pixels, but the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Olympus XZ1 have a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels, the Fujifilm X10 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels and the Samsung MV800 has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

20% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera, and so do the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Olympus XZ1. That's 2x bigger than the Fujifilm X10 (2x) and 1x smaller than the Samsung MV800 (5x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lower Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels pixels (as is the Canon PowerShot A490), whereas the Fujifilm X10 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels and the Olympus XZ1 and the Samsung MV800 have a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

58% Smaller Internal Memory

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 23MB internal memory digital camera. That's 3MB smaller than the Fujifilm X10 (26MB), 31.6MB smaller than the Olympus XZ1 (54.6MB) and 13MB bigger than the Samsung MV800 (10MB). More ...

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

Smaller Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 2" screen digital camera. That's 0.8" smaller than the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Fujifilm X10 (2.8") and 1" smaller than the Olympus XZ1 and the Samsung MV800 (3"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is an 86 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 29,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot A490 (115,000 Pixels), 374,000 pixels lower than the Fujifilm X10 (460,000 Pixels), 524,000 pixels lower than the Olympus XZ1 (610,000 Pixels) and 202,000 pixels lower than the Samsung MV800 (288,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has received a Kagoo Score of 72, however the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 81 and the Olympus XZ1 scored 75.

More Expensive by $270

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is $270 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot A490 and $142 more expensive than the Olympus XZ1.

Older by Over Five Years

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is eight months older than the Canon PowerShot A490, 20 months older than the Fujifilm X10, 11 months older than the Olympus XZ1 and six years older than the Samsung MV800.

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 90.4%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%.

The Nikon Coolpix L3 is 91mm wide, 60.5mm tall, 26mm deep and weighs 120g.

Nikon Coolpix L3 front view

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Olympus XZ1

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Olympus XZ1

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Olympus XZ1
10MP
3648 X 2736
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1.8
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
275g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Olympus XZ1 has a sensor size of 10MP and a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of $257.52 this digital camera is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Olympus XZ1 or read our article on whether you should buy a Olympus digital camera.

Features We Love:
ok optical zoom (4x)
Image stabiliser
Tiny minimum aperture number (1.8)
Built-in flash
HDMI

A fully featured but only moderate value for money 4x optical zoom digital camera.

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Good
75
Kagoo Score
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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Olympus XZ1

44.6MB Bigger Internal Memory

The Olympus XZ1 has an internal memory of 54.6MB, however the Fujifilm X10 is only a 26MB internal memory digital camera (28.6MB smaller), the Nikon Coolpix L3 is only a 23MB internal memory digital camera (31.6MB smaller) and the Samsung MV800 is only a 10MB internal memory digital camera (44.6MB smaller). More ...

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

34% Larger Maximum Memory Card Size

The Olympus XZ1 is a 64GB maximum memory card size digital camera. That's 32GB larger than the Samsung MV800 (32GB). More ...

The maximum size of memory card that can be used in this digital camera. Different cameras are designed to take larger capacity cards, so a card that works in one camera may not necessarily work in another.

A digital camera with a larger memory card size means that you can potentially store more photos on the device at once.

25% Larger Display Diagonal

The Olympus XZ1 has a display diagonal of 3" (as does the Samsung MV800), however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Fujifilm X10 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 are all only 2" screen digital cameras (1" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI

The Olympus XZ1 has an HDMI, and so do the Fujifilm X10 and the Samsung MV800, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 do not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

170 More Battery Life

The Olympus XZ1 is a digital camera that takes 320 battery life, whereas the Canon PowerShot A490 only takes 150 battery life and the Fujifilm X10 only takes 270 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Nikon Coolpix L3 or the Samsung MV800. It is possible that they do not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Olympus XZ1

37% Heavier

The Olympus XZ1 is a 275g digital camera. That's 100g heavier than the Canon PowerShot A490 (175g), 55g lighter than the Fujifilm X10 (330g), 155g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix L3 (120g) and 154g heavier than the Samsung MV800 (121g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

6.15MP Lower Megapixels

The Olympus XZ1 has a megapixels of 10MP (as does the Canon PowerShot A490), however the Fujifilm X10 is a 12MP digital camera (2MP higher), the Nikon Coolpix L3 is a 5.1MP digital camera (4.9MP lower) and the Samsung MV800 is a 16.15MP digital camera (6.15MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller Image Sensor Size

The Olympus XZ1 has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" (1/1.63)" image sensor size, but the Fujifilm X10 has a 2/3" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Samsung MV800 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Half As High Still Image Resolution

The Olympus XZ1 supports a still image resolution of 3648 x 2736, and so does the Canon PowerShot A490, which is half as high still image resolution as the Samsung MV800 (4608 x 3456). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Lower Image Resolution

The Olympus XZ1 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels pixels, and so is the Canon PowerShot A490, which is half as high image resolution as the Samsung MV800 (4608 x 3456 pixels). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Smaller Digital Zoom

The Olympus XZ1 has a digital zoom of 4x (as do the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3), but the Fujifilm X10 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller) and the Samsung MV800 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera (1x bigger). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Olympus XZ1 is only 6 maximum ISO speed, but the Fujifilm X10 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher) and the Samsung MV800 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus XZ1 does not support Full HD video, however the Canon PowerShot A490, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix L3 and the Samsung MV800 support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Half As High Video Resolution

The Olympus XZ1 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels, and so is the Samsung MV800, which is half as high video resolution as the Fujifilm X10 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Olympus XZ1 is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels which is also supported by the Samsung MV800. Whereas the best video resolution supported by the Fujifilm X10 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Canon PowerShot A490 and the Nikon Coolpix L3 support. More ...

The Olympus XZ1 also supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolution.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Olympus XZ1 has received a Kagoo Score of 75, but the Canon PowerShot A490 scored 81.

$128 More Expensive

The Olympus XZ1 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot A490 by $128.

Over Four Years Older

The Olympus XZ1 is older than the Fujifilm X10 by nine months and older than the Samsung MV800 by five years.

Worse Brand

Olympus digital cameras have an average rating of only 79.1%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%, Fujifilm has an average rating of 86.3%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.4% and Samsung has an average rating of 83.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the XZ1 in the US is $257.52 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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