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 FE-170 and the mju Tough 6020) and Nikon (such as the D400)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none) and is newer (january 2009 vs august 2006).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm) and is not waterproof.

Olympus FE-170

Olympus FE-170
2 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-170 (vs the 7000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-170 (vs the 7000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the FE-170 and 7000

  • None found

Olympus mju Tough 6020

Olympus mju Tough 6020
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the 7000)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the 7000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Tough 6020 and 7000

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×62×22 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Olympus mju 740 Digital

Olympus mju 740 Digital
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 740 Digital (vs the 7000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 740 Digital (vs the 7000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the 740 Digital and 7000

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×54×24 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"

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) and is significantly lighter (172 g vs 800 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.1 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D400

Nikon D400
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the D400 (vs the 7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D400 (vs the 7000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Significantly heavier: 800 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the D400 and 7000

  • Light weight: 800 g vs 172 g
  • Built-in flashes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), 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 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 better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 9000 (vs the 7000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the 9000 and 7000

  • Fairly small: Compact (96×60×31 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)