The Pentax Optio X is mostly gets compared to super zooms. The Pentax Optio X's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P90)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio X compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (112×54×18 mm) vs prosumer size (83×114×99 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (145 g vs 400 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90
4 years newer
$1,000

Significant advantages of the P90 (vs the Optio X)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P90 (vs the Optio X)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm) vs Super compact (112×54×18 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the P90 and Optio X

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm) vs Super compact (112×54×18 mm)
  • Very light: 400 g vs 145 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.7"