As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus mju 830 Digital is also often compared to super zooms. The Olympus mju 830 Digital's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG-140 and the SP-800 UZ)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 830 Digital compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is much larger (compact (100×55×24 mm) vs super compact (96×57×19 mm)), is older (august 2007 vs january 2012) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.8").

Olympus VG-140

Olympus VG-140
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the VG-140 (vs the 830 Digital)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the VG-140 (vs the 830 Digital)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the VG-140 and 830 Digital

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 125 g vs 165 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus 830 Digital compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (100×55×24 mm) vs prosumer size (110×90×91 mm)), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (165 g vs 455 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 10 fps) and is older (august 2007 vs february 2010).

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the 830 Digital)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the 830 Digital)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the SP-800 UZ and 830 Digital

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Compact (100×55×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 165 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.9"