The Olympus FE-200 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Olympus FE-200's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD500)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-200 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 37 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.5" vs 2") and is newer (august 2006 vs february 2005).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SD500

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Significant advantages of the SD500 (vs the FE-200)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD500 (vs the FE-200)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the SD500 and FE-200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Compact (98×59×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"