As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Olympus E-20 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Olympus E-20's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the E-10) and Pentax (such as the K-x)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-20 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it is newer (september 2001 vs august 2000) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 2 seconds).

Olympus E-10

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the E-10 (vs the E-20)

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Significant disadvantages of the E-10 (vs the E-20)

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common strengths of the E-10 and E-20

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compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
8 years newer
$1,495 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-x (vs the E-20)

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Significant disadvantages of the K-x (vs the E-20)

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common strengths of the K-x and E-20

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a marginally larger sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), is significantly larger (large (129×161×104 mm) vs prosumer size (128×88×87 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX20 IS (vs the E-20)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX20 IS (vs the E-20)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX20 IS and E-20

  • Thin: 3.4" vs 4.1"
  • Each supports an external flash