The Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom is mostly gets compared to super zooms. The Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P530)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (110×67×47 mm) vs professional size (123×84×98 mm)), is thinner (1.9" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (340 g vs 494 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
9 years newer
$344

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the C-5500 Sport Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the C-5500 Sport Zoom)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1.9"

common strengths of the P530 and C-5500 Sport Zoom

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Mid size (110×67×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 340 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.9"