As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Olympus SP-510 UZ is also often compared to compacts and travel zooms. The Olympus SP-510 UZ's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W70) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare Z981)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-510 UZ compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and is thinner (2.8" vs 4.1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (august 2006 vs january 2010) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Kodak EasyShare Z981
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Z981 (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Z981 (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z981 and SP-510 UZ

  • Fairly small: Professional size (124×85×105 mm) vs Standard size (106×75×70 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 410 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 2.8"

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and SP-510 UZ

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Standard size (106×75×70 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 410 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.8"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-510 UZ compared to compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.5"), is newer (august 2006 vs february 2004) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), is much larger (standard size (106×75×70 mm) vs super compact (89×57×23 mm)), is thicker (2.8" vs 0.9"), is much heavier (410 g vs 157 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70
6 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W70 (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs Standard size (106×75×70 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.8"
  • Much lighter: 157 g vs 410 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W70 (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W70 and SP-510 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Samsung Digimax 370

Samsung Digimax 370
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Digimax 370 (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Compact (108×56×32 mm) vs Standard size (106×75×70 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.8"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Digimax 370 (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the Digimax 370 and SP-510 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-510 UZ compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 36 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (august 2006 vs august 2009) and is thicker (2.8" vs 1.8").

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX120 IS (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX120 IS (vs the SP-510 UZ)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX120 IS and SP-510 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8