As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Olympus C-750 UZ is also often compared to compacts. The Olympus C-750 UZ's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the SP-810 UZ and the C-740 UZ) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD500)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-750 UZ compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/850 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (march 2003 vs july 2011).

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
8 years newer
$489

Significant advantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the C-750 UZ)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the C-750 UZ)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/850 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

common strengths of the SP-810 UZ and C-750 UZ

  • Very small: Standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs Standard size (108×66×69 mm)
  • Very light: 413 g vs 340 g
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.7"

Olympus C-740 UZ

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similar age

Significant advantages of the C-740 UZ (vs the C-750 UZ)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C-740 UZ (vs the C-750 UZ)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the C-740 UZ and C-750 UZ

  • Very small: Standard size (108×66×69 mm) vs Standard size (108×66×69 mm)
  • Very light: 340 g vs 340 g
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 2.7"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-750 UZ compared to compact competitors include: it supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2"), is much larger (standard size (108×66×69 mm) vs compact (90×57×27 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 7.1 MP), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/3" 5.27x3.96mm vs 1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm) and is older (march 2003 vs february 2005).

Canon PowerShot SD500

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SD500 (vs the C-750 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Standard size (108×66×69 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.7"
  • Larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD500 (vs the C-750 UZ)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the SD500 and C-750 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital