The SP-810UZ has a CCD sensor type which is better than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.
This camera's sensor type (CCD) is in fact the best sensor type amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.
A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type amongst similar types of camera.
We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.