The Pentax Optio E10 is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Pentax Optio E10's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the K-3)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax E10 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (87×60×32 mm) vs professional size (131×100×77 mm)), is much less expensive ($88.41 vs $817.68), is thinner (1.3" vs 3") and is much lighter (180 g vs 800 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 20fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (112k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 24.1 MP).

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3
7 years newer
$818 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-3 (vs the E10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 112k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 (vs the E10)

  • Much larger: Professional size (131×100×77 mm) vs Compact (87×60×32 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"
  • Much heavier: 800 g vs 180 g

common strengths of the K-3 and E10

  • None found