As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio A10 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Pentax Optio A10's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD10) and Pentax (such as the Optio A30 and the Optio A20)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio A10 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm) and is older (january 2006 vs august 2008).

Fujifilm FinePix J110W

Fujifilm FinePix J110W
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the J110W (vs the Optio A10)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the J110W (vs the Optio A10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the J110W and Optio A10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (89×55×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Pentax Optio A30

Pentax Optio A30
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Optio A30 (vs the Optio A10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Optio A30 (vs the Optio A10)

  • None found

common strengths of the Optio A30 and Optio A10

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (89×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (89×55×23 mm)

Pentax Optio A20

Pentax Optio A20
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the Optio A20 (vs the Optio A10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Optio A20 (vs the Optio A10)

  • None found

common strengths of the Optio A20 and Optio A10

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (89×55×23 mm) vs Super compact (89×55×23 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio A10 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.5"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 3.9 MP), is newer (january 2006 vs september 2003) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (89×55×23 mm) vs ultra compact (90×47×19 mm)), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7") and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SD10

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD10 (vs the Optio A10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD10 (vs the Optio A10)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD10 and Optio A10

  • None found