As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Epson R-D1 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, boutiques and super zooms. The Epson R-D1's top rivals come from Leica (such as the M8 and the Digilux 2) and Fujifilm (such as the X-E2)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Epson R-D1 has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 16.7 MP), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen and is older (march 2004 vs october 2013).

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"

Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2
9 years newer
$660 (body only)
$1,043 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-E2 (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 235k dots
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the X-E2 (vs the R-D1)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-E2 and R-D1

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Rangefinder
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"

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 (144×106×74 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 2.9") and is slightly lighter (620 g vs 784 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 8.2 MP), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (rangefinder vs pentaprism), is older (march 2004 vs february 2006) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D
1 year newer
$268 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 30D (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Rangefinder
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 30D (vs the R-D1)

  • Much larger: Professional size (144×106×74 mm) vs Standard size (142×89×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.6"
  • Heavier: 784 g vs 620 g

common strengths of the 30D 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 thinner (1.6" vs 4.1") and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 13.4 MP) and is older (march 2004 vs august 2008).

Leica Digilux 2

Leica Digilux 2
3 months older

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

  • Built-in flash
  • Much 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

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000
4 years newer

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

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

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

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the P6000 and R-D1

  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Rangefinder

compared toBoutique competitors

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

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (standard size (142×89×40 mm) vs compact (124×60×32 mm)), is older (march 2004 vs september 2009), is significantly heavier (620 g vs 306 g) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

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 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
$599

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Rangefinder