As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus Stylus 7030 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, travel zooms, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Olympus Stylus 7030's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 7D Mark II) and Olympus (such as the Stylus 5010)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Olympus 7030 has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), is much larger (compact (93×56×26 mm) vs super compact (95×56×20 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is thicker (1" vs 0.8").

Olympus Stylus 5010

Olympus Stylus 5010
similar age

Significant advantages of the 5010 (vs the 7030)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (93×56×26 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the 5010 (vs the 7030)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5010 and 7030

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (93×56×26 mm)
  • Very light: 126 g vs 140 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
3 years newer
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 7030)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 7030)

  • None found

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and 7030

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7030 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (93×56×26 mm) vs compact (102×58×29 mm)), is newer (january 2010 vs july 2009), is slightly lighter (140 g vs 200 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 10 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1
5 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the 7030)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the 7030)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZR1 and 7030

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Compact (93×56×26 mm)
  • Very light: 158 g vs 140 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the 7030)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the 7030)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (93×56×26 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 200 g vs 140 g
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and 7030

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (93×56×26 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 140 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7030 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (january 2010 vs january 2008).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (93×56×26 mm) vs ultra compact (90×56×18 mm)) and is thicker (1" vs 0.7").

Nikon Coolpix S210

Nikon Coolpix S210
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S210 (vs the 7030)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S210 (vs the 7030)

  • None found

common strengths of the S210 and 7030

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7030 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (93×56×26 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.9") and is significantly lighter (140 g vs 543 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is older (january 2010 vs january 2012) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the 7030)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the 7030)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (93×56×26 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 543 g vs 140 g

common strengths of the S4200 and 7030

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (93×56×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 140 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1"