As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus Stylus 780 is also often compared to ultra compacts, super zooms, travel zooms and digicams. The Olympus Stylus 780's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-280 and the E-100 RS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9700)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus 780 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (36 mm vs 38 mm).

However, on average it is thicker (0.9" vs 0.8") and is not waterproof.

Olympus Stylus 770 SW

Olympus Stylus 770 SW
similar age

Significant advantages of the 770 SW (vs the Stylus 780)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the 770 SW (vs the Stylus 780)

  • None found

common strengths of the 770 SW and Stylus 780

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×59×21 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus 780 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.1), is slightly larger (compact (100×55×24 mm) vs ultra compact (92×56×19 mm)), is older (march 2007 vs august 2007), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7") and is significantly heavier (195 g vs 108 g).

Olympus FE-280

Olympus FE-280
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the FE-280 (vs the Stylus 780)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-280 (vs the Stylus 780)

  • None found

common strengths of the FE-280 and Stylus 780

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus 780 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (36 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), is significantly smaller (compact (100×55×24 mm) vs professional size (108×83×142 mm)) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/10000 of a second).

Olympus E-100 RS

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the E-100 RS (vs the Stylus 780)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the E-100 RS (vs the Stylus 780)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (108×83×142 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)

common strengths of the E-100 RS and Stylus 780

  • Fairly small: Professional size (108×83×142 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 603 g vs 195 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus 780 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (100×55×24 mm) vs compact (110×64×35 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4") and is slightly lighter (195 g vs 232 g).

However, on average it has much less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
7 years newer
$470

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the Stylus 780)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the Stylus 780)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×64×35 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the S9700 and Stylus 780

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×64×35 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 232 g vs 195 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus 780 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/3.5 vs f/4.5), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (36 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.6"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 1.2 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Fujifilm FinePix 1300

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the 1300 (vs the Stylus 780)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 1300 (vs the Stylus 780)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/4.5 vs f/3.5
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the 1300 and Stylus 780

  • None found