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 Nikon (such as the Coolpix P7100) and Canon (such as the ELPH 100 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 28 mm) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p 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
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the RS1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 HS and RS1000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×20 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 significantly lighter (130 g vs 334 g).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), has a slightly 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
$395 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"
  • Significantly heavier: 334 g vs 130 g
  • Thicker: 1.7" vs 0.8"

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 slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×21 mm) vs mid size (114×77×45 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.8"), is slightly lighter (130 g vs 395 g) and is slightly less expensive ($95.63 vs $630.00).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has a significantly 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
$630

Significant advantages of the P7100 (vs the RS1000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P7100 (vs the RS1000)

  • Heavier: 395 g vs 130 g

common strengths of the P7100 and RS1000

  • None found