As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio V10 is also often compared to mirrorless and travel zooms. The Pentax Optio V10's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L26) and Canon (such as the PowerShot S120 and the PowerShot SX270 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax V10 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), is much smaller (super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs compact (113×53×36 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.4"), is slightly lighter (160 g vs 206 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 26 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (october 2007 vs february 2012).

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
4 years newer
$2,808

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the V10)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the V10)

  • Much larger: Compact (96×60×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the L26 and V10

  • Very small: Compact (96×60×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 164 g vs 160 g

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
5 years newer
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the V10)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the V10)

  • Much larger: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 217 g vs 160 g

common strengths of the S120 and V10

  • Very small: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"

Pentax Optio V20

Pentax Optio V20
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the V20 (vs the V10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the V20 (vs the V10)

  • Much larger: Compact (98×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)

common strengths of the V20 and V10

  • Very small: Compact (98×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 170 g vs 160 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P9
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P9 (vs the V10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P9 (vs the V10)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Compact (113×53×36 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 36 mm

common strengths of the DSC-P9 and V10

  • Fairly small: Compact (113×53×36 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Light weight: 206 g vs 160 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax V10 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (0.7" vs 1.5"), is slightly lighter (160 g vs 318 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.7" 5.68x4.26mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the V10)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the V10)

  • Thicker: 1.5" vs 0.7"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5T and V10

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 160 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
4 years newer
$347 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the V10)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the V10)

  • Thicker: 1.5" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DMC-GX1 and V10

  • Fairly small: Mid size (116×68×39 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 318 g vs 160 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax V10 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs compact (106×63×33 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.3") and is significantly lighter (160 g vs 233 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
5 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the V10)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the V10)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 233 g vs 160 g

common strengths of the SX270 HS and V10

  • Very small: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 233 g vs 160 g