As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio A30 is also often compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Pentax Optio A30's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the Optio RZ18 and the Optio A10) and Canon (such as the Rebel T4i and the EOS Rebel T6i)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio A30 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (february 2007 vs january 2006).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (89×57×24 mm) vs super compact (89×55×23 mm)).

Pentax Optio A10

Pentax Optio A10
1 year older
$160

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

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

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common strengths of the Optio A10 and Optio A30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (89×55×23 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×24 mm)
  • Very light: 145 g vs 145 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio A30 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (89×57×24 mm) vs compact (97×61×33 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (145 g vs 178 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 18x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (232k dots vs 460k dots) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the RZ18 (vs the Optio A30)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the RZ18 (vs the Optio A30)

  • Much larger: Compact (97×61×33 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the RZ18 and Optio A30

  • Very small: Compact (97×61×33 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×24 mm)
  • Very light: 178 g vs 145 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the Optio A30)

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Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the Optio A30)

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common strengths of the T4i and Optio A30

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Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
8 years newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the Optio A30)

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Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the Optio A30)

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common strengths of the T6i and Optio A30

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