The Olympus D-520 Zoom is mostly gets compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Olympus D-520 Zoom's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim ZR400) and Nikon (such as the D3200)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus D-520 Zoom compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 460k dots), is much larger (compact (112×62×35 mm) vs compact (105×59×29 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Casio Exilim ZR400

Casio Exilim ZR400
11 years newer
$340

Significant advantages of the ZR400 (vs the D-520 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×29 mm) vs Compact (112×62×35 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the ZR400 (vs the D-520 Zoom)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ZR400 and D-520 Zoom

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×29 mm) vs Compact (112×62×35 mm)
  • Very light: 205 g vs 220 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.4"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
10 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D-520 Zoom)

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Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D-520 Zoom)

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common strengths of the D3200 and D-520 Zoom

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