As well as being compared against other compacts, the Contax TVS Digital is also often compared to mirrorless, boutiques and digicams. The Contax TVS Digital's top rivals come from Sony (such as the A7 and the Cybershot DSC-RX100) and Olympus (such as the Stylus 800)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Contax TVS Digital compared to other compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.9), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.6" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 920k dots) and is much larger (compact (112×60×33 mm) vs compact (109×59×26 mm)).

Olympus Stylus 800

Olympus Stylus 800
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Stylus 800 (vs the TVS Digital)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.6"
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (103×58×33 mm) vs Compact (112×60×33 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 200 g vs 260 g

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 800 (vs the TVS Digital)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the Stylus 800 and TVS Digital

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the GR Digital III (vs the TVS Digital)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.6"
  • Much smaller: Compact (109×59×26 mm) vs Compact (112×60×33 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the GR Digital III (vs the TVS Digital)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the GR Digital III and TVS Digital

  • Wide aperture: f/1.9 vs f/2.8

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
9 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the TVS Digital)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.6"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the TVS Digital)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and TVS Digital

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Contax TVS Digital compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (112×60×33 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 1.9"), is slightly lighter (260 g vs 417 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.6" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony A7

Sony A7
11 years newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the TVS Digital)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.6"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 85k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the TVS Digital)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the A7 and TVS Digital

  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 260 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Contax TVS Digital compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (112×60×33 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 2.6") and is slightly lighter (260 g vs 492 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3x vs 4x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.6" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 920k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
9 years newer
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the TVS Digital)

  • Much more zoom: 4x vs 3x
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.6"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the TVS Digital)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.6" vs 1.3"
  • Heavier: 492 g vs 260 g

common strengths of the G1X and TVS Digital

  • Built-in flashes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Contax TVS Digital compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 1.3 MP) and is newer (september 2002 vs february 2000).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.6" vs 2").

Leica Digilux Zoom

Leica Digilux Zoom
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Zoom (vs the TVS Digital)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Zoom (vs the TVS Digital)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the Zoom and TVS Digital

  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel