As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus X-705 is also often compared to pro DSLRs. The Olympus X-705's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the EasyShare C613) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP11)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus X-705 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (compact (88×63×39 mm) vs compact (96×64×23 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (august 2005 vs february 2010) and is thicker (1.5" vs 0.9").

Kodak EasyShare C613

Kodak EasyShare C613
1 year newer
$299

Significant advantages of the C613 (vs the X-705)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.4" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the C613 (vs the X-705)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the C613 and X-705

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 187 g vs 160 g

Fujifilm FinePix XP11

Fujifilm FinePix XP11
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the XP11 (vs the X-705)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (96×64×23 mm) vs Compact (88×63×39 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the XP11 (vs the X-705)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/4 vs f/3

common strengths of the XP11 and X-705

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 160 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus X-705 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (88×63×39 mm) vs large (160×157×91 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.6"), is much lighter (160 g vs 1,340 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 16.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D4

Nikon D4
6 years newer
$5,121 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D4 (vs the X-705)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 1.5"
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports continuous shooting: 11 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D4 (vs the X-705)

  • Much larger: Large (160×157×91 mm) vs Compact (88×63×39 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 1.5"
  • Much heavier: 1,340 g vs 160 g

common strengths of the D4 and X-705

  • None found