As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus mju 7000 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and pro DSLRs. The Olympus mju 7000's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-170 and the mju 9000) and Canon (such as the EOS 750D and the EOS 50D)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 7.1 MP) and is newer (january 2009 vs august 2006).

However, on average it has a slightly 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
  • Lower true resolution: 5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 1"

common strengths of the FE-170 and 7000

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus mju 730 Digital

Olympus mju 730 Digital
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 730 Digital (vs the 7000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 730 Digital (vs the 7000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift

common strengths of the 730 Digital and 7000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×62×21 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the 7000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Tough 6020 and 7000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • 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

common strengths of the 740 Digital and 7000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×54×24 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly 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)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 1"

common strengths of the 9000 and 7000

  • Fairly 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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none), is much smaller (compact (96×56×25 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (172 g vs 555 g).

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

Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420
10 months older
$508 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-420 (vs the 7000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: NMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the E-420 (vs the 7000)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the E-420 and 7000

  • Very small: Standard size (130×91×53 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.1" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 172 g

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D
6 years newer
$1,734 (body only)
$572 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 750D (vs the 7000)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 750D (vs the 7000)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the 750D and 7000

  • None found

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 (146×108×74 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 2.9") and is much lighter (172 g vs 822 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much 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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D400 (vs the 7000)

  • Much heavier: 800 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the D400 and 7000

  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
4 months older
$519 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the 7000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the 7000)

  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Much heavier: 822 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the 50D and 7000

  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1"
  • Built-in flashes