As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Epson R-D1 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, ultra compacts, pro digicams and digicams. The Epson R-D1's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D800 and the 1 V2) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-U40)

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) and is thinner (1.6" vs 3").

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 significantly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 14.2 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

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
  • Shoots movies: 720p @ 24fps vs None

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

Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2
8 years newer
$375 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1 V2 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 235k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V2 (vs the R-D1)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1 V2 and R-D1

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Rangefinder
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.6"

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
8 years newer
$459 - $779 (body only)
$700 - $899 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the R-D1)

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

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the R-D1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Rangefinder

common strengths of the EOS M and R-D1

  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (standard size (142×89×40 mm) vs large (146×123×82 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 3.2") and is significantly lighter (620 g vs 1,000 g).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 36.2 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
7 years newer
$1,799 - $2,433 (body only)
$2,666 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 6 MP
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.6"
  • Much larger: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,000 g vs 620 g

common strengths of the D800 and R-D1

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2" vs 1"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (6 MP vs 2 MP), is newer (march 2004 vs october 2003), has interchangeable lenses and has a viewfinder (rangefinder vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is much larger (standard size (142×89×40 mm) vs ultra compact (83×39×26 mm)), is thicker (1.6" vs 1"), is much heavier (620 g vs 130 g) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U40

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4 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-U40 (vs the R-D1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-U40 (vs the R-D1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-U40 and R-D1

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (standard size (142×89×40 mm) vs professional size (135×82×103 mm)), is newer (march 2004 vs december 2003), is thinner (1.6" vs 4.1") and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Leica Digilux 2

Leica Digilux 2
3 months older

Significant advantages of the Digilux 2 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in flash
  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Digilux 2 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Digilux 2 and R-D1

  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Rangefinder

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Epson R-D1 compared to digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (6 MP vs 2.2 MP), is newer (march 2004 vs september 2000), is thinner (1.6" vs 2.4"), has interchangeable lenses and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is slightly heavier (620 g vs 280 g) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE 2330

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the 2330 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the 2330 (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the 2330 and R-D1

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Rangefinder