As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio RS1000 is also often compared to waterproofs, mirrorless and travel zooms. The Pentax Optio RS1000's top rivals come from GoPro (such as the HERO3 Black Edition) and Fujifilm (such as the XQ1 and the XF1)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to other compact competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (92×56×21 mm) vs compact (100×59×33 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (130 g vs 206 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.8), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 10 fps).

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
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the RS1000)

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

common strengths of the XQ1 and RS1000

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
2 years newer
$90

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the RS1000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the RS1000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and RS1000

  • Very small: Super compact (97×55×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 114 g vs 130 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year newer
$129

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the RS1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the RS1000)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (96×60×29 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the L25 and RS1000

  • Light weight: 171 g vs 130 g
  • Inexpensive: $129.00 vs $169.99

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
1 year newer
$289

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the RS1000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the RS1000)

  • Much larger: Compact (108×62×33 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Much heavier: 255 g vs 130 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the XF1 and RS1000

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100
8 months older
$200

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
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Larger: Compact (98×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-S2100 and RS1000

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 167 g vs 130 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 5 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the RS1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the RS1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and RS1000

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax RS1000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3"), is slightly lighter (130 g vs 266 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 15.8 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
4 years newer
$338 (body only)
$444 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the RS1000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the RS1000)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-GF7 and RS1000

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 266 g vs 130 g
  • Thin: 1.3" 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 (107×60×23 mm)) and is slightly lighter (130 g vs 188 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4.1x vs 18x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (september 2010 vs january 2012).

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
1 year newer
$275

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

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×21 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 188 g vs 130 g