The Pentax Optio M20 is mostly gets compared to digicams. The Pentax Optio M20's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX5)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax M20 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.5"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 4 MP) and is newer (august 2006 vs october 2003).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5
2 years older
$266

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX5 (vs the M20)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX5 (vs the M20)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the DMC-FX5 and M20

  • Light weight: 185 g vs 180 g
  • Inexpensive: $265.80 vs $377.77