As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus Stylus 730 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Olympus Stylus 730's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800) and Olympus (such as the Tough TG-810 and the FE-5050)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus 730 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is significantly smaller (super compact (96×62×21 mm) vs compact (100×65×26 mm)), shoots faster continuously (3.7 fps vs 0.7 fps) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs DigitalSensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (august 2006 vs march 2011).

Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the TG-810 (vs the Stylus 730)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the TG-810 (vs the Stylus 730)

  • Much larger: Compact (100×65×26 mm) vs Super compact (96×62×21 mm)

common strengths of the TG-810 and Stylus 730

  • Very small: Compact (100×65×26 mm) vs Super compact (96×62×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Olympus FE-5050

Olympus FE-5050
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the FE-5050 (vs the Stylus 730)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Lighter: 146 g vs 190 g

Significant disadvantages of the FE-5050 (vs the Stylus 730)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the FE-5050 and Stylus 730

  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (96×62×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 146 g vs 190 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus 730 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), is much larger (super compact (96×62×21 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
7 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the Stylus 730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the Stylus 730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and Stylus 730

  • None found