As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio RS1000 is also often compared to mirrorless and pro digicams. The Pentax Optio RS1000's top rivals come from Canon (such as the ELPH 100 HS) and Olympus (such as the PEN E-PL1)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 33 mm), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1200 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the RS1000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the RS1000)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 100 HS and RS1000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100
8 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S2100 (vs the RS1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S2100 (vs the RS1000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 27 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-S2100 and RS1000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is newer (september 2010 vs february 2010), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×21 mm) vs mid size (115×72×42 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.7") and is slightly lighter (130 g vs 334 g).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm), has a built-in lens, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1
7 months older
$280 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL1 (vs the RS1000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL1 (vs the RS1000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Thicker: 1.7" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 334 g vs 130 g

common strengths of the E-PL1 and RS1000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×72×42 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 334 g vs 130 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 0.8"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1.8"), is slightly lighter (130 g vs 395 g) and is significantly less expensive ($165.03 vs $750.00).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), lacks and external mic jack and is older (september 2010 vs august 2011).

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100
1 year newer
$750

Significant advantages of the P7100 (vs the RS1000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the P7100 (vs the RS1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7100 and RS1000

  • Each has a built-in flash