As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus mju 7000 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and travel zooms. The Olympus mju 7000's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the mju 9000) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark III)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (7x vs 5x), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs sensor shift) and is newer (january 2009 vs august 2008).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.5"), doesn't have a touch screen and is thicker (1" vs 0.9").

Nikon Coolpix S60

Nikon Coolpix S60
5 months older
$398

Significant advantages of the S60 (vs the 7000)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 33 mm vs 37 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S60 (vs the 7000)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 7x
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S60 and 7000

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 7x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none), is much smaller (compact (96×56×25 mm) vs professional size (152×116×76 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3"), is much lighter (172 g vs 950 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 22.3 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years newer
$2,499 (body only)
$3,499 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 7000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 7000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 7000

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 950 g vs 172 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (96×56×25 mm) vs compact (96×60×31 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 1.2") and is slightly lighter (172 g vs 225 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (7x vs 10x) and has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm).

Olympus mju 9000

Olympus mju 9000
similar age

Significant advantages of the 9000 (vs the 7000)

  • Much more zoom: 10x vs 7x
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 9000 (vs the 7000)

  • Thicker: 1.2" vs 1"

common strengths of the 9000 and 7000

  • Very small: Compact (96×60×31 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 225 g vs 172 g