As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus C-570 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Olympus C-570's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-170) and Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 170 and the PowerShot ELPH 180)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-570 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (36 mm vs 38 mm), is much smaller (super compact (94×56×21 mm) vs compact (90×63×31 mm)), is newer (august 2008 vs august 2006), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.2") and is slightly lighter (138 g vs 175 g).

Olympus FE-170

Olympus FE-170
2 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-170 (vs the C-570)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-170 (vs the C-570)

  • Much larger: Compact (90×63×31 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the FE-170 and C-570

  • Very small: Compact (90×63×31 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 175 g vs 138 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-570 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (94×56×21 mm) vs super compact (96×57×22 mm)).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2008 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 170

Canon PowerShot IXUS 170
6 years newer
$371

Significant advantages of the IXUS 170 (vs the C-570)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 170 (vs the C-570)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)

common strengths of the IXUS 170 and C-570

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 141 g vs 138 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
7 years newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the C-570)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the C-570)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and C-570

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 126 g vs 138 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
5 years newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the C-570)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the C-570)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and C-570

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 122 g vs 138 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 230 HS
3 years newer
$285

Significant advantages of the IXUS 230 HS (vs the C-570)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 230 HS (vs the C-570)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 230 HS and C-570

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 140 g vs 138 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-570 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (94×56×21 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 5.4") and is much lighter (138 g vs 899 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.8), has much less zoom (3x vs 83.3x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (154k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
6 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the C-570)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the C-570)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 138 g

common strengths of the P900 and C-570

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D
4 years newer
$532 (body only)
$598 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the C-570)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the C-570)

  • None found

common strengths of the 700D and C-570

  • None found

Canon EOS 650D

Canon EOS 650D
3 years newer
$2,525 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 650D (vs the C-570)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 650D (vs the C-570)

  • None found

common strengths of the 650D and C-570

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-570 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (94×56×21 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.9"), is significantly lighter (138 g vs 417 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (154k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony A7

Sony A7
5 years newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the C-570)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 154k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the C-570)

  • Larger: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 417 g vs 138 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A7 and C-570

  • Thin: 1.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 138 g