As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus Stylus 830 is also often compared to super zooms. The Olympus Stylus 830's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG-140 and the SP-800 UZ)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus 830 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is older (august 2007 vs january 2012), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (165 g vs 125 g).

Olympus VG-140

Olympus VG-140
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the VG-140 (vs the Stylus 830)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Significant disadvantages of the VG-140 (vs the Stylus 830)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the VG-140 and Stylus 830

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus 830 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (100×55×24 mm) vs prosumer size (110×90×91 mm)), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (165 g vs 455 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and is older (august 2007 vs february 2010).

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the Stylus 830)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the Stylus 830)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Larger: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the SP-800 UZ and Stylus 830

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 165 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.9"