As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus D-150Z is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and digicams. The Olympus D-150Z's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the TL240) and Toshiba (such as the PDR-M60)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus D-150Z compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 31 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3.5"), is significantly larger (compact (110×62×34 mm) vs super compact (104×58×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Samsung TL240

Samsung TL240
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the TL240 (vs the D-150Z)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 31 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the TL240 (vs the D-150Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the TL240 and D-150Z

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus D-150Z compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (110×62×34 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (190 g vs 459 g).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), takes much lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 12.2 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 3 fps) and has a much smaller sensor (1/3.2" 4.54x3.42mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
9 years newer
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the D-150Z)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 1.2 MP
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the D-150Z)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Compact (110×62×34 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly heavier: 459 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the T3 and D-150Z

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus D-150Z compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is slightly lighter (190 g vs 231 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3") and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
10 years newer
$492

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the D-150Z)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the D-150Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX260 HS and D-150Z

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Compact (110×62×34 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 190 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus D-150Z compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (may 2001 vs february 2000) and is thinner (1.3" vs 2.4").

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (1.5" vs 1.8").

Toshiba PDR-M60

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the PDR-M60 (vs the D-150Z)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PDR-M60 (vs the D-150Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the PDR-M60 and D-150Z

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel