As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus mju 730 Digital is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Olympus mju 730 Digital's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800) and Olympus (such as the Tough TG-810 and the FE-5050)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 730 Digital compared to other compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs DigitalSensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (august 2006 vs march 2011).

Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the TG-810 (vs the 730 Digital)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the TG-810 (vs the 730 Digital)

  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the TG-810 and 730 Digital

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Olympus FE-5050

Olympus FE-5050
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the FE-5050 (vs the 730 Digital)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the FE-5050 (vs the 730 Digital)

  • None found

common strengths of the FE-5050 and 730 Digital

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (96×62×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 730 Digital compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), is slightly larger (super compact (96×62×21 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
7 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the 730 Digital)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the 730 Digital)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and 730 Digital

  • None found