The Pentax Optio E30 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Pentax Optio E30's top rivals come from Canon (such as the ELPH 300 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Pentax E30 has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.4" vs 2.7"), is significantly larger (compact (95×62×35 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the E30)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the E30)

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and E30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash