The Olympus C-7000 Zoom is mostly gets compared to mirrorless. The Olympus C-7000 Zoom's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-GH1)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-7000 Zoom compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is significantly smaller (mid size (102×59×43 mm) vs prosumer size (124×90×76 mm)), is thinner (1.7" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (280 g vs 430 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (206k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 12 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH1 (vs the C-7000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH1 (vs the C-7000 Zoom)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (124×90×76 mm) vs Mid size (102×59×43 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 1.7"

common strengths of the DMC-GH1 and C-7000 Zoom

  • Each has a built-in flash