The Toshiba PDR-M65 is mostly gets compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms and travel zooms. The Toshiba PDR-M65's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D7200 and the Coolpix P530) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-G3)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Toshiba PDR-M65 has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 15.8 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
10 years newer
$385 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and PDR-M65

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel
  • Light weight: 336 g vs 320 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Toshiba PDR-M65 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (standard size (120×75×61 mm) vs professional size (136×107×76 mm)), is thinner (2.4" vs 3") and is much lighter (320 g vs 675 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (none vs 6 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs pentaprism).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
14 years newer
$789 - $997 (body only)
$1,025 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Standard size (120×75×61 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Much heavier: 675 g vs 320 g

common strengths of the D7200 and PDR-M65

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Toshiba PDR-M65 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (standard size (120×75×61 mm) vs professional size (123×84×98 mm)), is thinner (2.4" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (320 g vs 494 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3x vs 41.7x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
13 years newer
$335

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • None found

common strengths of the P530 and PDR-M65

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Standard size (120×75×61 mm)
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 320 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Toshiba PDR-M65 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3x vs 21x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 23 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 4.8") and is much larger (standard size (120×75×61 mm) vs compact (133×71×19 mm)).

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
13 years newer
$529

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the Camera 2 and PDR-M65

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8