As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio P80 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and super zooms. The Pentax Optio P80's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3100 and the Coolpix L820) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX240 HS and the PowerShot SD1300 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 38 mm) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix L20

Nikon Coolpix L20
6 months older
$85

Significant advantages of the L20 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly 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

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
6 months newer
$190

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second
  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the P80)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and P80

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Light weight: 140 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/3.2), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5") and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs ultra compact (94×58×18 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is thicker (1" vs 0.7") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year newer
$138

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the P80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and P80

  • None found

Pentax Optio M30

Pentax Optio M30
2 years older
$175

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 significantly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.5), is significantly smaller (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs compact (106×61×33 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 significantly less zoom (4.1x vs 20x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 25 mm), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k 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
  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 4.1x

Significant disadvantages of the SX240 HS (vs the P80)

  • Significantly 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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax P80 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (102×59×25 mm) vs professional size (119×86×107 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 4.2") and is significantly lighter (125 g vs 470 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4.1x vs 26.4x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 23 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
3 years newer
$250

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the P80)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 470 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the L820 and P80

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1"

Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5
3 years newer
$230

Significant advantages of the X-5 (vs the P80)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the X-5 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (119×86×107 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 507 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the X-5 and P80

  • Light weight: 507 g vs 125 g
  • Inexpensive: $229.95 vs $199.95

Olympus SP-565UZ

Olympus SP-565UZ
1 year older
$222

Significant advantages of the SP-565UZ (vs the P80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-565UZ (vs the P80)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 1"
  • Heavier: 413 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the SP-565UZ and P80

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×84×81 mm) vs Compact (102×59×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 413 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1"