As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio E20 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, digicams and travel zooms. The Pentax Optio E20's top rivals come from Konica Minolta (such as the DiMAGE G400) and Pentax (such as the EI-200)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax E20 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.4" vs 1.5"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 3.9 MP), is newer (september 2006 vs october 2003) and is slightly lighter (180 g vs 210 g).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (90×63×32 mm) vs compact (94×56×26 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 1"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Konica Minolta DiMAGE G400

Minolta DiMAGE G400
2 years older

Significant advantages of the G400 (vs the E20)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G400 (vs the E20)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.4"

common strengths of the G400 and E20

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax E20 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (90×63×32 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (180 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (112k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

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 E20)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 112k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the E20)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (90×63×32 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 180 g

common strengths of the T6i and E20

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax E20 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (34 mm vs 37 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.4" vs 1.6"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 1.9 MP) and is newer (september 2006 vs february 2000).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2.4) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Pentax EI-200

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the EI-200 (vs the E20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EI-200 (vs the E20)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.4"

common strengths of the EI-200 and E20

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/2.8

Kodak EasyShare CX4200

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the CX4200 (vs the E20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the CX4200 (vs the E20)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.4"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 34 mm

common strengths of the CX4200 and E20

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax E20 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is slightly smaller (compact (90×63×32 mm) vs compact (106×63×33 mm)) and is slightly lighter (180 g vs 233 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (34 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (112k dots vs 461k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
6 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the E20)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 34 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the E20)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX270 HS and E20

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Compact (90×63×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 233 g vs 180 g