As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Olympus SP-565UZ is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Olympus SP-565UZ's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4500) and Olympus (such as the C-770 UZ and the SP-570 UZ)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-565UZ compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is older (august 2008 vs january 2012) and doesn't support an external flash.

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4500 (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S4500 (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S4500 and SP-565UZ

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (116×84×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 413 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.2"

Olympus SP-570 UZ

Olympus SP-570 UZ
7 months older

Significant advantages of the SP-570 UZ (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SP-570 UZ (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the SP-570 UZ and SP-565UZ

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (116×84×81 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 413 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.2"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-565UZ compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 114k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.9 MP).

However, on average it doesn't support an external flash and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 16 seconds).

Olympus C-770 UZ

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the C-770 UZ (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the C-770 UZ (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the C-770 UZ and SP-565UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-565UZ compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (116×84×81 mm) vs prosumer size (127×97×79 mm)) and is slightly lighter (413 g vs 560 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16.1 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
2 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (116×84×81 mm)

common strengths of the D5100 and SP-565UZ

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-565UZ compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (20x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (august 2008 vs february 2007) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (116×84×81 mm) vs compact (100×62×27 mm)), is thicker (3.2" vs 1.1") and is much heavier (413 g vs 220 g).

Samsung S830

Samsung S830
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S830 (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×62×27 mm) vs Prosumer size (116×84×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 220 g vs 413 g

Significant disadvantages of the S830 (vs the SP-565UZ)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S830 and SP-565UZ

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