As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio M10 is also often compared to boutiques. The Pentax Optio M10's top rivals come from Hasselblad (such as the X1D) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FS6)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Pentax M10 has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 33 mm), is significantly larger (compact (89×59×24 mm) vs super compact (97×54×21 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (february 2006 vs january 2009) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.8").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS6 (vs the M10)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (97×54×21 mm) vs Compact (89×59×24 mm)
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS6 (vs the M10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS6 and M10

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (97×54×21 mm) vs Compact (89×59×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax M10 compared to boutique competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (89×59×24 mm) vs professional size (150×98×71 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.8"), is much lighter (170 g vs 725 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 51.3 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs full frame 44x33mm).

Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D
10 years newer
$8,960

Significant advantages of the X1D (vs the M10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 51.3 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X1D (vs the M10)

  • Much larger: Professional size (150×98×71 mm) vs Compact (89×59×24 mm)
  • Much heavier: 725 g vs 170 g
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the X1D and M10

  • None found