As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Epson R-D1 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, compacts, pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Epson R-D1's top rivals come from Leica (such as the X1 and the Digilux 2) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare V530)

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 doesn't record movies (none vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 10.4 MP), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen and is older (march 2004 vs february 2009).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
5 years newer
$900 14-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF1 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has live view
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 235k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF1 (vs the R-D1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Rangefinder

common strengths of the DMC-GF1 and R-D1

  • Thin: 1.4" 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"

Leica M8

Leica M8
2 years newer

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

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

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"

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 has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 24 MP), is older (march 2004 vs january 2017) and is significantly heavier (620 g vs 306 g).

Leica X1

Leica X1
5 years newer
$1,750

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

  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
13 years newer
$990 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100F (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 235k dots
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 6 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X100F (vs the R-D1)

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the X100F 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 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) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is much larger (standard size (142×89×40 mm) vs super compact (92×50×22 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 8.6 MP).

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

Casio Exilim EX-Z270

Casio Exilim EX-Z270
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the EX-Z270 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×55×22 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z270 (vs the R-D1)

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

common strengths of the EX-Z270 and R-D1

  • None found

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 much 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"
  • Much 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 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, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
6 years newer
$546

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

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

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)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 620 g