The Pentax Optio 33L is mostly gets compared to mirrorless and pro DSLRs. The Pentax Optio 33L's top rivals come from Sony (such as the NEX 5T) and Canon (such as the EOS 70D)

Competitor classes

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax 33L compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (134k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 16 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the 33L)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 134k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the 33L)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5T and 33L

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Mid size (105×63×42 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 225 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.7"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
10 years newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 33L)

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Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 33L)

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common strengths of the 70D and 33L

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