As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Olympus C-3040 Zoom is also often compared to waterproofs, super zooms and compacts. The Olympus C-3040 Zoom's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the C-4040 Zoom) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S30 and the Coolpix P510)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to other pro digicam competitors the Olympus C-3040 Zoom is older (november 2000 vs june 2001).

Olympus C-4040 Zoom

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7 months newer

Significant advantages of the C-4040 Zoom (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

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Significant disadvantages of the C-4040 Zoom (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

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common strengths of the C-4040 Zoom and C-3040 Zoom

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compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-3040 Zoom compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.3), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm), 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 (35 mm vs 29 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 6 MP) and is older (november 2000 vs february 2012).

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
11 years newer
$125

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

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Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

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common strengths of the S30 and C-3040 Zoom

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-3040 Zoom compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3), is slightly smaller (standard size (109×66×76 mm) vs professional size (120×83×102 mm)), is thinner (3" vs 4") and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 7 fps).

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
11 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P510 and C-3040 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Standard size (109×66×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 555 g vs 420 g
  • Thin: 4" vs 3"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-3040 Zoom compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), is much larger (standard size (109×66×76 mm) vs super compact (93×56×22 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (november 2000 vs february 2009).

Samsung SL620

Samsung SL620
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the SL620 (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

  • Much smaller: Compact (92×61×23 mm) vs Standard size (109×66×76 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SL620 (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

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

common strengths of the SL620 and C-3040 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

Fujifilm FinePix F455 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix F455 Zoom
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the F455 Zoom (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×56×22 mm) vs Standard size (109×66×76 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger screen: 2" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the F455 Zoom (vs the C-3040 Zoom)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the F455 Zoom and C-3040 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel