The Pentax Optio S5n is mostly gets compared to compacts. The Pentax Optio S5n's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix A920)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax S5n compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 39 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (84×52×21 mm) vs compact (98×62×32 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3"), is significantly lighter (120 g vs 206 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1200 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.1 MP), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 1/1.7" 7.78x5.83mm) and is older (february 2005 vs july 2007).

Fujifilm FinePix A920

Fujifilm FinePix A920
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A920 (vs the S5n)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Higher true resolution: 9.1 MP vs 4.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A920 (vs the S5n)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (98×62×32 mm) vs Ultra compact (84×52×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A920 and S5n

  • Wide aperture: f/2.9 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash