As well as being compared against other digicams, the Pentax Optio 750Z is also often compared to super zooms and ultra compacts. The Pentax Optio 750Z's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX30 IS and the PowerShot SD10) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare Z950)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax 750Z compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1250 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 35 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (august 2004 vs july 2009).

Kodak EasyShare Z950

Kodak EasyShare Z950
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Z950 (vs the 750Z)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the Z950 (vs the 750Z)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1250 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Z950 and 750Z

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the A590 IS (vs the 750Z)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the A590 IS (vs the 750Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the A590 IS and 750Z

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax 750Z compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (100×62×42 mm) vs professional size (123×92×108 mm)), is thinner (1.7" vs 4.3") and is slightly lighter (255 g vs 601 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (august 2004 vs september 2010).

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
6 years newer
$582

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the 750Z)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the 750Z)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Mid size (100×62×42 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.3" vs 1.7"
  • Heavier: 601 g vs 255 g

common strengths of the SX30 IS and 750Z

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Mid size (100×62×42 mm)
  • Light weight: 601 g vs 255 g
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.7"

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
2 years newer
$281

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the 750Z)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the 750Z)

  • Heavier: 550 g vs 255 g

common strengths of the S5 IS and 750Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Mid size (100×62×42 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.7"
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 255 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax 750Z compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (7 MP vs 3.9 MP), is newer (august 2004 vs september 2003), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (100×62×42 mm) vs ultra compact (90×47×19 mm)), is thicker (1.7" vs 0.7") and is significantly heavier (255 g vs 140 g).

Canon PowerShot SD10

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD10 (vs the 750Z)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD10 (vs the 750Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD10 and 750Z

  • None found