As well as being compared against other compacts, the Kodak EasyShare V550 is also often compared to digicams. The Kodak EasyShare V550's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the D-490 Zoom) and Epson (such as the PhotoPC 550)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak V550 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 2") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (94×56×22 mm) vs super compact (92×50×22 mm)).

Kodak EasyShare V530

Kodak EasyShare V530
similar age

Significant advantages of the V530 (vs the V550)

  • Smaller: Super compact (92×50×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the V530 (vs the V550)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the V530 and V550

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (92×50×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak V550 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a significantly wider wide angle lens (36 mm vs 43 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), is newer (may 2005 vs november 1997) and is thinner (0.9" vs 2.1").

Olympus D-490 Zoom

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the D-490 Zoom (vs the V550)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-490 Zoom (vs the V550)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1448 of a second

common strengths of the D-490 Zoom and V550

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

Epson PhotoPC 550

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the PhotoPC 550 (vs the V550)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PhotoPC 550 (vs the V550)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much worse wide angle: 43 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1448 of a second

common strengths of the PhotoPC 550 and V550

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 170 g vs 160 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.9"