LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus SP-610UZ has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SP-610UZ doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus SP-610UZ can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately SP-610UZ doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus SP-610UZ features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
With Olympus SP-610UZ, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
SP-610UZ has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Olympus SP-610UZ doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect SP-610UZ to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus SP-610UZ is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 340 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Olympus SP-610UZ has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus SP-610UZ vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Olympus SP-610UZ Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus SP-610UZ is $189.99