As well as being compared against other digicams, the Olympus D-400 Zoom is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Olympus D-400 Zoom's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T2i) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FS3)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus D-400 Zoom compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 50 mm), is slightly smaller (standard size (127×67×54 mm) vs professional size (115×83×130 mm)), is thinner (2.1" vs 5.1") and is slightly lighter (320 g vs 900 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/500 of a second vs 1/10000 of a second).

Sony Mavica FD-95

Sony Mavica FD-95
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the FD-95 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the FD-95 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 900 g vs 320 g

common strengths of the FD-95 and D-400 Zoom

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

Olympus D-500L

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the D-500L (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/10000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D-500L (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Much worse wide angle: 50 mm vs 35 mm
  • Larger: Professional size (115×83×130 mm) vs Standard size (127×67×54 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 5.1" vs 2.1"

common strengths of the D-500L and D-400 Zoom

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

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 (129×98×62 mm)), is thinner (2.1" vs 2.4") and is significantly lighter (320 g vs 530 g).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 3.7 fps), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs pentamirror) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
11 years newer

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Standard size (127×67×54 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.4" vs 2.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 530 g vs 320 g

common strengths of the T2i and D-400 Zoom

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Standard size (127×67×54 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 2.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus D-400 Zoom compared to compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), is much larger (standard size (127×67×54 mm) vs super compact (95×53×23 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (november 1998 vs january 2008).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3
9 years newer
$394

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×53×23 mm) vs Standard size (127×67×54 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the D-400 Zoom)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-FS3 and D-400 Zoom

  • Each has a built-in flash