As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the Pentax Optio W10 is also often compared to super zooms. The Pentax Optio W10's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix AW110)

Competitor classes

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax W10 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.3 vs f/3.9), is much smaller (compact (107×55×23 mm) vs compact (110×65×25 mm)), is slightly lighter (160 g vs 193 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 614k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
7 years newer
$230

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the W10)

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Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the W10)

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common strengths of the AW110 and W10

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax W10 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (107×55×23 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.6"), is slightly lighter (160 g vs 508 g), is waterproof and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/3), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 22 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
8 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the W10)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the W10)

  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 508 g vs 160 g

common strengths of the L830 and W10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (107×55×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 160 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.9"