The Pentax Optio 330GS is mostly gets compared to travel zooms and super zooms. The Pentax Optio 330GS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L120)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax 330GS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.2) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.6" vs 2.7"), is much larger (mid size (104×64×42 mm) vs super compact (95×54×22 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
11 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the 330GS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Mid size (104×64×42 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the 330GS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and 330GS

  • Very light: 130 g vs 230 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax 330GS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.1), is thinner (1.7" vs 3.1"), is slightly lighter (230 g vs 406 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.6" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (september 2002 vs february 2011).

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the 330GS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.6"
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the 330GS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2.6
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L120 and 330GS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Mid size (104×64×42 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 230 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.7"