The Pentax Optio S5z is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Pentax Optio S5z's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the i8)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax S5z compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.5), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 146 g).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 8 MP) and is older (may 2005 vs january 2008).

Samsung i8

Samsung i8
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the i8 (vs the S5z)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the i8 (vs the S5z)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the i8 and S5z

  • Very small: Super compact (91×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (83×55×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 146 g vs 120 g