The Pentax Optio 550 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Pentax Optio 550's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the Optio 555)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio 550 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it is older (february 2003 vs september 2003) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Pentax Optio 555

Pentax Optio 555
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the Optio 555 (vs the Optio 550)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Optio 555 (vs the Optio 550)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Optio 555 and Optio 550

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel