As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus mju 725 SW Digital is also often compared to pro DSLRs. The Olympus mju 725 SW Digital's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D810 and the Coolpix P300) and Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-3 and the mju 1050 SW)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 725 SW Digital compared to other waterproof competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (91×58×20 mm) vs compact (112×66×31 mm)) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.2").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
7 years newer
$1,206

Significant advantages of the TG-3 (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-3 (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-3 and 725 SW Digital

  • None found

Olympus Stylus 850 SW

Olympus Stylus 850 SW
1 year newer
$600

Significant advantages of the 850 SW (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 850 SW (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • None found

common strengths of the 850 SW and 725 SW Digital

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 725 SW Digital compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (91×58×20 mm) vs compact (103×58×32 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3") and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Canon IXUS 125 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 125 HS (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 125 HS (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the IXUS 125 HS and 725 SW Digital

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
4 years newer
$631

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×58×32 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the P300 and 725 SW Digital

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus mju 1050 SW

Olympus mju 1050 SW
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the 1050 SW (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1050 SW (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the 1050 SW and 725 SW Digital

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×62×23 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 725 SW Digital compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (91×58×20 mm) vs large (146×123×82 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.2"), is much lighter (190 g vs 880 g) and is waterproof.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 36.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
7 years newer
$1,999 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,583 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 7.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the 725 SW Digital)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×20 mm)
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the D810 and 725 SW Digital

  • Built-in flashes