As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus Stylus 1200 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Olympus Stylus 1200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FS62 and the Lumix DMC-ZS3) and Canon (such as the ELPH 510 HS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 1200 compared to other compact competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 8.6 MP) and shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 2.3 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 33 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (august 2007 vs april 2009), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and much shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62
1 year newer
$144

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS62 (vs the 1200)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS62 (vs the 1200)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS62 and 1200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×55×22 mm) vs Compact (98×56×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 1200 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (98×56×23 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.8 MP), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3") and is significantly lighter (125 g vs 229 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the 1200)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the 1200)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (98×56×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 229 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and 1200

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (98×56×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 229 g vs 125 g

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS
4 years newer
$200

Significant advantages of the 510 HS (vs the 1200)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 510 HS (vs the 1200)

  • Significantly heavier: 206 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the 510 HS and 1200

  • Very small: Compact (99×59×22 mm) vs Compact (98×56×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 206 g vs 125 g