As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus mju 810 Digital is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Olympus mju 810 Digital's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus 840) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FT2)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 810 Digital compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and is slightly smaller (super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs compact (99×63×24 mm)).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2006 vs january 2010) and is not waterproof.

Olympus Stylus 840

Olympus Stylus 840
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Stylus 840 (vs the 810 Digital)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 840 (vs the 810 Digital)

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus 840 and 810 Digital

  • Very small: Compact (96×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (97×56×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 170 g vs 165 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FT2 (vs the 810 Digital)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FT2 (vs the 810 Digital)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×63×24 mm) vs Super compact (97×56×23 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FT2 and 810 Digital

  • Very small: Compact (99×63×24 mm) vs Super compact (97×56×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 188 g vs 165 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D
2 years newer
$292 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 450D (vs the 810 Digital)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 450D (vs the 810 Digital)

  • None found

common strengths of the 450D and 810 Digital

  • None found