As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio P80 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms, pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Pentax Optio P80's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the Optio M30 and the Optio H90) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-WX200)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax P80 compared to other compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p) and has a significantly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 32 mm).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is older (august 2009 vs january 2010) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Pentax Optio H90

Pentax Optio H90
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the H90 (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4.1x
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the H90 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the H90 and P80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 153 g vs 125 g

Pentax Optio M85

Pentax Optio M85
similar age

Significant advantages of the M85 (vs the P80)

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

Significant disadvantages of the M85 (vs the P80)

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 27 mm
  • Less zoom: 3x vs 4.1x
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the M85 and P80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 125 g

Nikon Coolpix S640

Nikon Coolpix S640
similar age

Significant advantages of the S640 (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4.1x

Significant disadvantages of the S640 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the S640 and P80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 125 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax P80 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.1), has significantly more zoom (4.1x vs 3x), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 38 mm) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 7.1 MP).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs ultra compact (97×57×18 mm)), is thicker (1" vs 0.7") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Pentax Optio M30

Pentax Optio M30
2 years older
$347

Significant advantages of the M30 (vs the P80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M30 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the M30 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/3.3) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (4.1x vs 10.2x), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly larger (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs super compact (92×52×22 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200
3 years newer
$213

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the P80)

  • Much more zoom: 10.2x vs 4.1x
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX200 and P80

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Very light: 121 g vs 125 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax P80 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is newer (august 2009 vs september 2008), is much smaller (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs professional size (152×114×75 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3"), is significantly lighter (125 g vs 850 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 21 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs full frame 36x24mm).

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
10 months older
$1,285 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the P80)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the P80)

  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 850 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and P80

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 850 g vs 125 g

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 4.2") and is significantly lighter (125 g vs 595 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4.1x vs 50x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 23 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the P80)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the P80)

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

common strengths of the SX50 HS and P80

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
2 years newer
$278

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 27 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 430 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the L810 and P80

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 125 g