As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Olympus C-770 UZ is also often compared to super zooms, pro DSLRs, pro digicams and compacts. The Olympus C-770 UZ's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the SP-565UZ and the SP-570 UZ) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark II)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-770 UZ compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

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 (114k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • 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 SZ-16 iHS (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SZ-16 iHS and C-770 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8

Olympus C-765 UZ

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similar age

Significant advantages of the C-765 UZ (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C-765 UZ (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the C-765 UZ and C-770 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-770 UZ compared to super zoom competitors include: it supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 1/2 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (february 2004 vs august 2008).

Olympus SP-565UZ

Olympus SP-565UZ
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the SP-565UZ (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-565UZ (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the SP-565UZ and C-770 UZ

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×84×81 mm) vs Mid size (105×60×69 mm)
  • Very light: 413 g vs 310 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Olympus SP-570 UZ

Olympus SP-570 UZ
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the SP-570 UZ (vs the C-770 UZ)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SP-570 UZ (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the SP-570 UZ and C-770 UZ

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm) vs Mid size (105×60×69 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 310 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.7"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
4 years newer
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and C-770 UZ

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-770 UZ compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly lighter (310 g vs 480 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 27 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 7.1 MP), is older (february 2004 vs january 2005), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom

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10 months newer

Significant advantages of the C-7070 Wide Zoom (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C-7070 Wide Zoom (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the C-7070 Wide Zoom and C-770 UZ

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-770 UZ compared to compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5"), is newer (february 2004 vs february 2003), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (105×60×69 mm) vs compact (120×58×33 mm)), is thicker (2.7" vs 1.3") and is slightly heavier (310 g vs 259 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P72
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P72 (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Compact (120×58×33 mm) vs Mid size (105×60×69 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly lighter: 259 g vs 310 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P72 (vs the C-770 UZ)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-P72 and C-770 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital