The Olympus D-400 Zoom is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs, compacts and pro digicams. The Olympus D-400 Zoom's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5200) and Olympus (such as the Stylus 300)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus D-400 Zoom compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (standard size (127×67×54 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×78 mm)), is thinner (2.1" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (320 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 5 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs pentamirror).

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
14 years newer
$614 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Standard size (127×67×54 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 555 g vs 320 g

common strengths of the D5200 and D-400 Zoom

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to compact competitors the Olympus D-400 Zoom is much larger (standard size (127×67×54 mm) vs compact (99×56×34 mm)), is older (november 1998 vs january 2003), is thicker (2.1" vs 1.3"), is significantly heavier (320 g vs 220 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

Olympus Stylus 300

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4 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the Stylus 300 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×56×34 mm) vs Standard size (127×67×54 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 220 g vs 320 g

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 300 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus 300 and D-400 Zoom

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus D-400 Zoom compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (standard size (127×67×54 mm) vs professional size (117×85×114 mm)), is thinner (2.1" vs 4.5") and is slightly lighter (320 g vs 639 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is older (november 1998 vs august 2003), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/500 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second).

Konica Minolta DiMAGE A1

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DiMAGE A1 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DiMAGE A1 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Significantly thicker: 4.5" vs 2.1"

common strengths of the DiMAGE A1 and D-400 Zoom

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel