The Olympus C920Z is mostly gets compared to pro DSLRs. The Olympus C920Z's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 50D)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C920Z compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (standard size (127×67×54 mm) vs professional size (146×108×74 mm)), is thinner (2.1" vs 2.9") and is much lighter (320 g vs 822 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs pentaprism), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (july 1999 vs august 2008) and has a built-in lens.

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
9 years newer
$532 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the C920Z)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the C920Z)

  • Much larger: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Standard size (127×67×54 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 2.1"
  • Much heavier: 822 g vs 320 g

common strengths of the 50D and C920Z

  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Standard size (127×67×54 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.1"
  • Built-in flashes