As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus FE-340 is also often compared to mirrorless, super zooms, travel zooms and digicams. The Olympus FE-340's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-370 and the PEN E-PL3) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P600)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Olympus FE-340 doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and is older (january 2008 vs august 2008).

Olympus FE-370

Olympus FE-370
7 months newer
$269

Significant advantages of the FE-370 (vs the FE-340)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the FE-370 (vs the FE-340)

  • None found

common strengths of the FE-370 and FE-340

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×25 mm) vs Compact (97×58×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 168 g vs 156 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-340 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 1.5"), is slightly lighter (156 g vs 313 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 12.2 MP).

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
3 years newer
$378 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL3 (vs the FE-340)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL3 (vs the FE-340)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL3 and FE-340

  • Fairly small: Mid size (110×64×37 mm) vs Compact (97×58×23 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 156 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-340 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (97×58×23 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.2") and is significantly lighter (156 g vs 565 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 60x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
6 years newer
$700

Significant advantages of the P600 (vs the FE-340)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the P600 (vs the FE-340)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (97×58×23 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 565 g vs 156 g

common strengths of the P600 and FE-340

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (97×58×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 156 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Olympus FE-340 has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2008 vs august 2008) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the SX110 IS (vs the FE-340)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the SX110 IS (vs the FE-340)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX110 IS and FE-340

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus FE-340 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.6"), takes significantly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 1.2 MP), is newer (january 2008 vs august 2001) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Fujifilm FinePix A101

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the A101 (vs the FE-340)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A101 (vs the FE-340)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 1.2 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A101 and FE-340

  • Light weight: 190 g vs 156 g