The Olympus SP-350 is mostly gets compared to other compacts and pro digicams. The Olympus SP-350's top rivals come from Canon (such as the ELPH 320 HS and the PowerShot G9) and Olympus (such as the SP-320)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-350 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly larger (compact (100×65×35 mm) vs super compact (94×57×21 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
6 years newer
$299

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 320 HS and SP-350

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus SP-320

Olympus SP-320
5 months newer

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

  • None found

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

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the SP-320 and SP-350

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to other pro digicam competitors the Olympus SP-350 has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 230k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (8.1 MP vs 12 MP).

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
2 years newer
$459

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SP-350)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the SP-350)

  • None found

common strengths of the G9 and SP-350

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel