The HP Photosmart M417 is mostly gets compared to super zooms. The HP Photosmart M417's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the E-100 RS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the HP M417 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (36 mm vs 38 mm), is significantly smaller (compact (107×53×36 mm) vs professional size (108×83×142 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (5 MP vs 1.4 MP), is newer (february 2005 vs august 2000) and is thinner (1.4" vs 5.6").

However, on average it doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/10000 of a second).

Olympus E-100 RS

4 years older

Significant advantages of the E-100 RS (vs the M417)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/10000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the E-100 RS (vs the M417)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (108×83×142 mm) vs Compact (107×53×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.6" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 603 g vs 177 g

common strengths of the E-100 RS and M417

  • Fairly small: Professional size (108×83×142 mm) vs Compact (107×53×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 603 g vs 177 g