The Epson C900Z is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Epson C900Z's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 1100D and the EOS 700D) and Olympus (such as the C-3020 Zoom)

Competitor classes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson C900Z compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (standard size (107×88×65 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (2.6" vs 3.1") and is slightly lighter (360 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 5 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D
10 years newer
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1100D (vs the C900Z)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the 1100D (vs the C900Z)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Standard size (107×88×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 1100D and C900Z

  • None found

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D
13 years newer
$532 (body only)
$598 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the C900Z)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the C900Z)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Standard size (107×88×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 580 g vs 360 g

common strengths of the 700D and C900Z

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson C900Z compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (34 mm vs 32 mm), is older (may 2000 vs october 2001) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/750 of a second vs 1/800 of a second).

Olympus C-3020 Zoom

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the C-3020 Zoom (vs the C900Z)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C-3020 Zoom (vs the C900Z)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the C-3020 Zoom and C900Z

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel