As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus C-480 Zoom is also often compared to travel zooms. The Olympus C-480 Zoom's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG-180 and the 620 UZ) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A3500 IS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-480 Zoom compared to other compact competitors include: it slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), is much larger (compact (106×56×36 mm) vs super compact (100×60×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Olympus VG-180

Olympus VG-180
8 years newer
$197

Significant advantages of the VG-180 (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the VG-180 (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-180 and C-480 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Compact (106×56×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 172 g vs 190 g

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
8 years newer
$277

Significant advantages of the A3500 IS (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Compact (106×56×36 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the A3500 IS (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3500 IS and C-480 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Compact (106×56×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 190 g

Kodak EasyShare M380

Kodak EasyShare M380
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the M380 (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (100×60×20 mm) vs Compact (106×56×36 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the M380 (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1448 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the M380 and C-480 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×60×20 mm) vs Compact (106×56×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 155 g vs 190 g

Olympus mju 800 Digital

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similar age

Significant advantages of the mju 800 Digital (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (103×58×33 mm) vs Compact (106×56×36 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the mju 800 Digital (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the mju 800 Digital and C-480 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (103×58×33 mm) vs Compact (106×56×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-480 Zoom compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.1), is slightly lighter (190 g vs 435 g), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 230k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (vs the C-480 Zoom)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 620 UZ and C-480 Zoom

  • None found