The Olympus C-2040 Zoom is mostly gets compared to super zooms and compacts. The Olympus C-2040 Zoom's top rivals come from Kyocera (such as the Finecam M400R) and Epson (such as the PhotoPC L-500V)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-2040 Zoom compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a slightly larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5"), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (40 mm vs 37 mm), is older (november 2000 vs february 2004) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/800 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Kyocera Finecam M400R

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the M400R (vs the C-2040 Zoom)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 37 mm vs 40 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/800 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the M400R (vs the C-2040 Zoom)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the M400R and C-2040 Zoom

  • Very small: Standard size (107×73×65 mm) vs Standard size (108×66×74 mm)
  • Very light: 340 g vs 380 g
  • Thin: 2.5" vs 2.9"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-2040 Zoom compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (40 mm vs 34 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), is much larger (standard size (108×66×74 mm) vs compact (92×62×32 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 4.9 MP) and is older (november 2000 vs september 2004).

Epson PhotoPC L-500V

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the L-500V (vs the C-2040 Zoom)

  • Much smaller: Compact (92×62×32 mm) vs Standard size (108×66×74 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 34 mm vs 40 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.9"

Significant disadvantages of the L-500V (vs the C-2040 Zoom)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L-500V and C-2040 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash