As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus mju 1050 SW is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Olympus mju 1050 SW's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the mju 1040 and the mju 770 SW Digital) and Pentax (such as the Optio W60)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 1050 SW compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5") and is newer (august 2008 vs january 2007).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly larger (compact (93×62×23 mm) vs super compact (92×59×21 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is not waterproof and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

Pentax Optio W60

Pentax Optio W60
3 months older
$398

Significant advantages of the W60 (vs the 1050 SW)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the W60 (vs the 1050 SW)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the W60 and 1050 SW

  • Very small: Compact (98×56×25 mm) vs Compact (93×62×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 190 g

Olympus mju 770 SW Digital

Olympus mju 770 SW Digital
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 770 SW Digital (vs the 1050 SW)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×59×21 mm) vs Compact (93×62×23 mm)
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the 770 SW Digital (vs the 1050 SW)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the 770 SW Digital and 1050 SW

  • Very small: Super compact (92×59×21 mm) vs Compact (93×62×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 195 g vs 190 g

Olympus mju 725 SW Digital

Olympus mju 725 SW Digital
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 725 SW Digital (vs the 1050 SW)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (91×58×20 mm) vs Compact (93×62×23 mm)
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the 725 SW Digital (vs the 1050 SW)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the 725 SW Digital and 1050 SW

  • Very small: Super compact (91×58×20 mm) vs Compact (93×62×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 190 g vs 190 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Olympus 1050 SW is much larger (compact (93×62×23 mm) vs ultra compact (89×56×20 mm)), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (190 g vs 148 g).

Olympus mju 1040

Olympus mju 1040
similar age

Significant advantages of the 1040 (vs the 1050 SW)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1040 (vs the 1050 SW)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1040 and 1050 SW

  • None found