The Olympus X-710 is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Olympus X-710's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 750D) and Nikon (such as the D5500 and the Coolpix L820)

Competitor classes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus X-710 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (88×63×39 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (160 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D
9 years newer
$556 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 750D (vs the X-710)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 4.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 130k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 750D (vs the X-710)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (88×63×39 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.5"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 160 g

common strengths of the 750D and X-710

  • None found

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
9 years newer
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the X-710)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 4.9 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 130k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the X-710)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (88×63×39 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly heavier: 420 g vs 160 g

common strengths of the D5500 and X-710

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (88×63×39 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 420 g vs 160 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus X-710 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (88×63×39 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (160 g vs 470 g) 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 (35 mm vs 23 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the X-710)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the X-710)

  • Thicker: 3.3" vs 1.5"
  • Heavier: 470 g vs 160 g
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L820 and X-710

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (88×63×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 160 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.5"