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 significantly 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 better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • 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"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 230k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Olympus SP-565UZ

Olympus SP-565UZ
4 years newer

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

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

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

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

  • Very 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

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-770 UZ compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (mid size (105×60×69 mm) vs professional size (152×114×75 mm)), is thinner (2.7" vs 3"), is much lighter (310 g vs 850 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 21 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

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)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 21 MP vs 3.9 MP

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

  • Much larger: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Mid size (105×60×69 mm)
  • Much heavier: 850 g vs 310 g
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.7"

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)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-770 UZ compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly 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"

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

  • No external flash support

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

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