As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio M85 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Pentax Optio M85's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD1400 IS) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare C663)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax M85 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), is much smaller (compact (93×58×24 mm) vs compact (85×65×36 mm)), is newer (september 2009 vs january 2006), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Kodak EasyShare C663

Kodak EasyShare C663
3 years older

Significant advantages of the C663 (vs the M85)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the C663 (vs the M85)

  • Much larger: Compact (85×65×36 mm) vs Compact (93×58×24 mm)
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the C663 and M85

  • Very small: Compact (85×65×36 mm) vs Compact (93×58×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 190 g vs 145 g

Pentax Optio M90

Pentax Optio M90
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the M90 (vs the M85)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 28 mm vs 32 mm

Significant disadvantages of the M90 (vs the M85)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the M90 and M85

  • Very small: Compact (99×59×23 mm) vs Compact (93×58×24 mm)
  • Very light: 133 g vs 145 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax M85 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (32 mm vs 28 mm), is much larger (compact (93×58×24 mm) vs ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (september 2009 vs february 2010) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
4 months newer
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the M85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the M85)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and M85

  • None found