The Pentax Optio S is mostly gets compared to compacts. The Pentax Optio S's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the Optio S40)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio S compared to compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (83×52×20 mm) vs compact (89×59×26 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1") and is slightly lighter (115 g vs 175 g).

However, on average it is older (january 2003 vs february 2004).

Pentax Optio S40

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Significant advantages of the S40 (vs the Optio S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S40 (vs the Optio S)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 175 g vs 115 g

common strengths of the S40 and Optio S

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (89×59×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (83×52×20 mm)