As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus X-875 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Olympus X-875's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-170) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and the PowerShot ELPH 180)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus X-875 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (36 mm vs 38 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×56×21 mm) vs compact (90×63×31 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 5.9 MP), is newer (august 2008 vs august 2006) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.2").

Olympus FE-170

Olympus FE-170
2 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-170 (vs the X-875)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-170 (vs the X-875)

  • Larger: Compact (90×63×31 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the FE-170 and X-875

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 175 g vs 138 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Olympus X-875 has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2008 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
6 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the X-875)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the X-875)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and X-875

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 138 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
7 years newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the X-875)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the X-875)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and X-875

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 126 g vs 138 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
5 years newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the X-875)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the X-875)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and X-875

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 138 g

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
3 years newer
$235

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the X-875)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the X-875)

  • None found

common strengths of the 310 HS and X-875

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 140 g vs 138 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus X-875 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (94×56×21 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 5.4") and is much lighter (138 g vs 899 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.8), has much less zoom (3x vs 83.3x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (154k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
6 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the X-875)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 154k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the X-875)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 138 g

common strengths of the P900 and X-875

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus X-875 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (94×56×21 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (138 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (154k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
4 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the X-875)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 154k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the X-875)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 138 g

common strengths of the T5i and X-875

  • None found

Canon EOS Kiss X6i

Canon EOS Kiss X6i
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Kiss X6i (vs the X-875)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 154k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Kiss X6i (vs the X-875)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 575 g vs 138 g

common strengths of the Kiss X6i and X-875

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus X-875 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (94×56×21 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.9"), is significantly lighter (138 g vs 417 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (154k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony A7

Sony A7
5 years newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the X-875)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 154k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the X-875)

  • Significantly larger: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 417 g vs 138 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A7 and X-875

  • Thin: 1.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 138 g