As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus mju 7000 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Olympus mju 7000's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the mju 740 Digital and the mju Tough 6020) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GH5 and the Lumix DMC-FZ28)

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), is newer (january 2009 vs august 2006) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), is thicker (1" vs 0.9") and is not waterproof.

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
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"

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
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Olympus mju 725 SW Digital

Olympus mju 725 SW Digital
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 725 SW Digital (vs the 7000)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the 725 SW Digital (vs the 7000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 725 SW Digital and 7000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs sensor shift), is much smaller (compact (96×56×25 mm) vs professional size (139×98×87 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.4"), is much lighter (172 g vs 725 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,620k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.2 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
8 years newer
$1,597 - $1,598 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,398 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the 7000)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the 7000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Much heavier: 725 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 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 (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 much 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
$2,389 (body only)
$2,736 50mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Much heavier: 950 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 7000

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 7000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (compact (96×56×25 mm) vs prosumer size (118×75×89 mm)), is newer (january 2009 vs july 2008), is thinner (1" vs 3.5") and is slightly lighter (172 g vs 417 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 27 mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and much shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
5 months older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the 7000)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 37 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the 7000)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.5" vs 1"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ28 and 7000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×75×89 mm) vs Compact (96×56×25 mm)
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 172 g