As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Pentax Optio W80 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Pentax Optio W80's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A3500 IS and the ELPH 320 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix AW100 and the Coolpix S32)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax W80 compared to other compact competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (june 2009 vs august 2011) and is thicker (1" vs 0.8").

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
3 years newer
$277

Significant advantages of the A3500 IS (vs the W80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the A3500 IS (vs the W80)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the A3500 IS and W80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Compact (100×56×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the W80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the W80)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the 320 HS and W80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Compact (100×56×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the AW100 (vs the W80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the AW100 (vs the W80)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW100 and W80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×65×23 mm) vs Compact (100×56×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Pentax Optio W60

Pentax Optio W60
1 year older
$398

Significant advantages of the W60 (vs the W80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W60 (vs the W80)

  • None found

common strengths of the W60 and W80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×56×25 mm) vs Compact (100×56×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax W80 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 30 mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 6 MP) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 4.7 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (june 2009 vs february 2014).

Nikon Coolpix S32

Nikon Coolpix S32
4 years newer
$180

Significant advantages of the S32 (vs the W80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S32 (vs the W80)

  • None found

common strengths of the S32 and W80

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax W80 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (100×56×25 mm) vs compact (105×62×35 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), is thinner (1" vs 1.4") and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the W80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the W80)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FH25 and W80

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Compact (100×56×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"
  • Very light: 135 g vs 156 g

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
1 year newer
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the W80)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the W80)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Compact (100×56×25 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 1"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S9100 and W80

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Compact (100×56×25 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1"
  • Very light: 214 g vs 156 g