The Olympus FE-310 is mostly gets compared to travel zooms. The Olympus FE-310's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9500)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-310 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (93×62×31 mm) vs compact (110×60×31 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($159.99 vs $417.39) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 22x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 614k dots).

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
5 years newer
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the FE-310)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the FE-310)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S9500 and FE-310

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Compact (93×62×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"
  • Very light: 205 g vs 190 g