As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus Stylus Verve is also often compared to boutiques. The Olympus Stylus Verve's top rivals come from Leica (such as the C-LUX C-Lux 3) and Olympus (such as the Stylus Verve S)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Olympus Verve has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (september 2004 vs december 2011).

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Leica C-LUX 3
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the Verve)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the Verve)

  • None found

common strengths of the C-Lux 3 and Verve

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Compact (95×56×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Olympus Stylus Verve S

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5 months newer

Significant advantages of the Verve S (vs the Verve)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Verve S (vs the Verve)

  • None found

common strengths of the Verve S and Verve

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×56×28 mm) vs Compact (95×56×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, compared to boutique competitors the Olympus Verve has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (134k dots vs 1,230k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 16.1 MP).

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
10 years newer
$497 - $547

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the Verve)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 134k dots

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the Verve)

  • None found

common strengths of the GR II and Verve

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×63×35 mm) vs Compact (95×56×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 165 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
8 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the Verve)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 134k dots

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the Verve)

  • None found

common strengths of the GR and Verve

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (95×56×28 mm)
  • Very light: 245 g vs 165 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"