As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio RS1000 is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms and digicams. The Pentax Optio RS1000's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31) and Pentax (such as the Optio LS465 and the Optio RZ10)

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 35 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×21 mm) vs compact (96×59×29 mm)) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.8), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (september 2010 vs may 2012).

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
4 years newer
$79

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the RS1000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the RS1000)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the L31 and RS1000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 130 g

Pentax Optio LS465

Pentax Optio LS465
1 year newer
$170

Significant advantages of the Optio LS465 (vs the RS1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Optio LS465 (vs the RS1000)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Optio LS465 and RS1000

  • Fairly small: Super compact (101×46×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 130 g

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
5 months newer
$150

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)

  • 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"

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
3 years newer
$391

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the RS1000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the RS1000)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×59×33 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 206 g vs 130 g

common strengths of the XQ1 and RS1000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the A1000 IS (vs the RS1000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1000 IS (vs the RS1000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 27 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (96×63×31 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A1000 IS and RS1000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 155 g vs 130 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is newer (september 2010 vs september 2009), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×21 mm) vs mid size (119×71×36 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.4") and is significantly lighter (130 g vs 330 g).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs four thirds 18x13.5mm), has a built-in lens, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
1 year older
$900 14-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF1 (vs the RS1000)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF1 (vs the RS1000)

  • Significantly heavier: 330 g vs 130 g

common strengths of the DMC-GF1 and RS1000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (119×71×36 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 330 g vs 130 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×21 mm) vs compact (97×61×33 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (130 g vs 178 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and is older (september 2010 vs february 2014).

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
1 year newer
$554

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the RS1000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the RS1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB150F and RS1000

  • Very small: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 188 g vs 130 g

Pentax Optio RZ10

Pentax Optio RZ10
similar age
$263

Significant advantages of the RZ10 (vs the RS1000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the RZ10 (vs the RS1000)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (97×61×33 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the RZ10 and RS1000

  • Fairly small: Compact (97×61×33 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 178 g vs 130 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
3 years newer
$365

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the RS1000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the RS1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and RS1000

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 142 g vs 130 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 7.1 MP), is newer (september 2010 vs august 2005) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.9").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot A620

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5 years older
$699

Significant advantages of the A620 (vs the RS1000)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A620 (vs the RS1000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 27 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the A620 and RS1000

  • Each has a built-in flash