As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Olympus Stylus 1030 SW's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TS3) and Olympus (such as the TG310 and the Stylus Tough 8010)

Competitor classes

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 1030 SW compared to other waterproof competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (93×61×21 mm) vs compact (104×64×28 mm)) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2008 vs january 2011), doesn't have a built-in GPS and significantly shorter exposures (1/2 of a second vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the 1030 SW)

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Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the 1030 SW)

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common strengths of the DMC-TS3 and 1030 SW

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Olympus TG310

Olympus TG-310
3 years newer
$240

Significant advantages of the TG310 (vs the 1030 SW)

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Significant disadvantages of the TG310 (vs the 1030 SW)

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common strengths of the TG310 and 1030 SW

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
2 years newer
$600

Significant advantages of the Tough 8010 (vs the 1030 SW)

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Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8010 (vs the 1030 SW)

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common strengths of the Tough 8010 and 1030 SW

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the 1030 SW)

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Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the 1030 SW)

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common strengths of the Tough 8000 and 1030 SW

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compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 1030 SW compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), is waterproof and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (super compact (93×61×21 mm) vs ultra compact (89×56×20 mm)), is older (january 2008 vs august 2008) and is significantly heavier (203 g vs 148 g).

Olympus Stylus 1040

Olympus Stylus 1040
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the 1040 (vs the 1030 SW)

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Significant disadvantages of the 1040 (vs the 1030 SW)

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common strengths of the 1040 and 1030 SW

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