The Olympus C-1 is mostly gets compared to pro digicams and digicams. The Olympus C-1's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the C-8080 Wide Zoom) and Ricoh (such as the RDC-7)

Competitor classes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-1 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (110×62×34 mm) vs professional size (124×85×99 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.9") and is significantly lighter (190 g vs 724 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/3.2" 4.54x3.42mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2.4), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (1.5" vs 1.8") and takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 8 MP).

Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the C-8080 Wide Zoom (vs the C-1)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/3.2" 4.54x3.42mm
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 1.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the C-8080 Wide Zoom (vs the C-1)

  • Larger: Professional size (124×85×99 mm) vs Compact (110×62×34 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 724 g vs 190 g
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the C-8080 Wide Zoom and C-1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-1 compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (march 2001 vs february 2000) and is thinner (1.3" vs 2.9").

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2") and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/3.2" 4.54x3.42mm vs 1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm).

Ricoh RDC-7

Ricoh RDC-7
1 year older

Significant advantages of the RDC-7 (vs the C-1)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the RDC-7 (vs the C-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the RDC-7 and C-1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel