As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio P80 is also often compared to super zooms, ultra compacts, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Pentax Optio P80's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P500 and the Coolpix L20) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX240 HS and the PowerShot SD980 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax P80 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.1), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 36 mm) and is newer (august 2009 vs february 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix L20

Nikon Coolpix L20
6 months older
$166

Significant advantages of the L20 (vs the P80)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L20 (vs the P80)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 27 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the L20 and P80

  • Light weight: 135 g vs 125 g

Nikon Coolpix S640

Nikon Coolpix S640
similar age
$225

Significant advantages of the S640 (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S640 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the S640 and P80

  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×55×21 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
similar age
$283

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD980 IS and P80

  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 150 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Pentax Optio E80

Pentax Optio E80
similar age

Significant advantages of the E80 (vs the P80)

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

Significant disadvantages of the E80 (vs the P80)

  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 27 mm

common strengths of the E80 and P80

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×59×25 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1"

Pentax Optio V10

Pentax Optio V10
1 year older

Significant advantages of the V10 (vs the P80)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the V10 (vs the P80)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 27 mm

common strengths of the V10 and P80

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 125 g

Nikon Coolpix S630

Nikon Coolpix S630
6 months older

Significant advantages of the S630 (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S630 (vs the P80)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 27 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the S630 and P80

  • Fairly small: Compact (58×97×26 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax P80 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.4), is significantly smaller (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 4.1") and is significantly lighter (125 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4.1x vs 41.7x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the P80)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the P80)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1"

common strengths of the P500 and P80

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 125 g

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 years newer
$418

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 4.1x

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the P80)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.6
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1"

common strengths of the SX50 HS and P80

  • Light weight: 595 g vs 125 g

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
2 years newer
$370

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 555 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the P510 and P80

  • Fairly small: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 555 g vs 125 g

Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90
6 months older
$550

Significant advantages of the P90 (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P90 (vs the P80)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1"
  • Heavier: 400 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the P90 and P80

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 400 g vs 125 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax P80 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
1 year newer
$224

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the P80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX30 and P80

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the P80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and P80

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax P80 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.5), is slightly smaller (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs compact (109×62×31 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), is thinner (1" vs 1.3") and is significantly lighter (125 g vs 224 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4.1x vs 20x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX240 HS (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX240 HS (vs the P80)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6
  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 224 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the SX240 HS and P80

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S9200 (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S9200 (vs the P80)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6
  • Significantly larger: Compact (109×62×31 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 215 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the S9200 and P80

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
2 years newer
$78

Significant advantages of the ZS15 (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS15 (vs the P80)

  • Larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 208 g vs 125 g
  • Thicker: 1.3" vs 1"

common strengths of the ZS15 and P80

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax P80 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3") and is much lighter (125 g vs 505 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.1 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
2 years newer
$300 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the P80)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the P80)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1"
  • Much heavier: 505 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the D3200 and P80

  • None found