As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Epson R-D1 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, super zooms, pro DSLRs, compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Epson R-D1's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the X-Pro1 and the Finepix X10) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P6000 and the Coolpix P500)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (rangefinder vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes significantly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 14 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1
7 years newer
$1,169 (body only)
$1,662 27mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 235k dots
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the R-D1)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-Pro1 and R-D1

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Rangefinder
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.6"

Ricoh GXR (A12)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 235k dots
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the R-D1)

  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the GXR (A12) and R-D1

  • None found

Leica M8

Leica M8
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the M8 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Higher true resolution: 10.4 MP vs 6 MP

Significant disadvantages of the M8 (vs the R-D1)

  • None found

common strengths of the M8 and R-D1

  • Both have rangefinder viewfinders: Rangefinder vs Rangefinder
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5
9 years newer
$499 (body only)
$999 17mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-P5 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 235k dots

Significant disadvantages of the E-P5 (vs the R-D1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Rangefinder

common strengths of the E-P5 and R-D1

  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
6 years newer
$450 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 235k dots
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the R-D1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Rangefinder

common strengths of the NEX-5 and R-D1

  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"

Epson R-D1x

Epson R-D1x
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the R-D1x (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the R-D1x (vs the R-D1)

  • None found

common strengths of the R-D1x and R-D1

  • Both have rangefinder viewfinders: Rangefinder vs Rangefinder
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to boutique competitors include: it has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (rangefinder vs none).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.8"), is older (march 2004 vs january 2013), is slightly heavier (620 g vs 306 g) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
8 years newer
$776

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the R-D1)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.8" vs 2"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Doesn't have a rangefinder viewfinder: Optical vs Rangefinder

common strengths of the X100s and R-D1

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)

Leica X1

Leica X1
5 years newer
$1,999

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly lighter: 306 g vs 620 g

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Rangefinder

common strengths of the X1 and R-D1

  • Fairly small: Compact (124×60×32 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 13.4 MP).

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the P6000 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P6000 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the P6000 and R-D1

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Rangefinder

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
7 years newer
$899

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the X10 and R-D1

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Rangefinder

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (standard size (142×89×40 mm) vs professional size (116×84×103 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 4.1"), has interchangeable lenses and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 920k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
6 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 235k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.6"
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P500 and R-D1

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is newer (march 2004 vs july 2000), is significantly smaller (standard size (142×89×40 mm) vs professional size (152×117×69 mm)) and is thinner (1.6" vs 2.7").

However, on average it has a lower quality type of viewfinder (rangefinder vs pentaprism), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second) and much shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 32 seconds).

Contax N Digital

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the N Digital (vs the R-D1)

  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Rangefinder
  • Much longer exposures: 32 seconds vs 1 seconds
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the N Digital (vs the R-D1)

  • Much thicker: 2.7" vs 1.6"
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (152×117×69 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)

common strengths of the N Digital and R-D1

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×117×69 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.6"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to compact competitors include: it has interchangeable lenses, has a viewfinder (rangefinder vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1448 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't record movies (none vs 480p @ 30fps), is much larger (standard size (142×89×40 mm) vs super compact (92×50×22 mm)), is older (march 2004 vs may 2005) and is thicker (1.6" vs 0.9").

Kodak EasyShare V530

Kodak EasyShare V530
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the V530 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×50×22 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)
  • Built-in flash
  • Much lighter: 150 g vs 620 g

Significant disadvantages of the V530 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Rangefinder

common strengths of the V530 and R-D1

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (standard size (142×89×40 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)) and is thinner (1.6" vs 3.1").

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
9 years newer
$440 - $649 (body only)
$519 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the R-D1)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 235k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the R-D1)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)

common strengths of the T5i and R-D1

  • None found