The Olympus C-220 Zoom is mostly gets compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Olympus C-220 Zoom's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim ZR400) and Nikon (such as the D3200)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-220 Zoom compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly larger (compact (112×62×35 mm) vs compact (105×59×29 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Casio Exilim ZR400

Casio Exilim ZR400
11 years newer
$340

Significant advantages of the ZR400 (vs the C-220 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ZR400 (vs the C-220 Zoom)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ZR400 and C-220 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×29 mm) vs Compact (112×62×35 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 205 g vs 220 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-220 Zoom compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (112×62×35 mm) vs prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3") and is significantly lighter (220 g vs 505 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 24.1 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
10 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the C-220 Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 1.9 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 114k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the C-220 Zoom)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (112×62×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 505 g vs 220 g

common strengths of the D3200 and C-220 Zoom

  • None found