As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Olympus SP-320 is also often compared to super zooms. The Olympus SP-320's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830) and Ricoh (such as the WG-20)

Competitor classes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-320 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it is newer (january 2006 vs august 2005).

However, on average it doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus SP-350

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5 months older

Significant advantages of the SP-350 (vs the SP-320)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SP-350 (vs the SP-320)

  • None found

common strengths of the SP-350 and SP-320

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compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-320 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (100×65×35 mm) vs compact (116×59×29 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Ricoh WG-20

Ricoh WG-20
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the WG-20 (vs the SP-320)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (116×59×29 mm) vs Compact (100×65×35 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the WG-20 (vs the SP-320)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the WG-20 and SP-320

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-320 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (100×65×35 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.6"), is slightly lighter (230 g vs 508 g), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 22 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
8 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the SP-320)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the SP-320)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.4"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L830 and SP-320

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (100×65×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 230 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"