The Olympus mju 500 Digital is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Olympus mju 500 Digital's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the E-420) and Sony (such as the NEX 7n)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the E-420 (vs the mju 500 Digital)

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Significant disadvantages of the E-420 (vs the mju 500 Digital)

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common strengths of the E-420 and mju 500 Digital

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compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus mju 500 Digital compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly lighter (200 g vs 350 g).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 24 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), is older (november 2004 vs march 2013), has a built-in lens and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony NEX 7n

Sony NEX 7n
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the 7n (vs the mju 500 Digital)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 4.9 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 7n (vs the mju 500 Digital)

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common strengths of the 7n and mju 500 Digital

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (99×55×31 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 350 g vs 200 g