The Toshiba PDR-M65 is mostly gets compared to super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Toshiba PDR-M65's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P530 and the Coolpix L810) and Canon (such as the Rebel T3i)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Toshiba PDR-M65 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is thinner (2.4" vs 3.9") and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 23 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (none vs 7 fps).

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
13 years newer
$337

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • 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
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.4"

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
11 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the PDR-M65)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L810 and PDR-M65

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Standard size (120×75×61 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 320 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.4"

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 (133×100×80 mm)), is thinner (2.4" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (320 g vs 570 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (none vs 3.7 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
10 years newer
$708 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the PDR-M65)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the PDR-M65)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Standard size (120×75×61 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 570 g vs 320 g

common strengths of the T3i and PDR-M65

  • None found