The Toshiba PDR-M71 is mostly gets compared to mirrorless. The Toshiba PDR-M71's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the PEN E-PL5)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Toshiba PDR-M71 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 15.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 8 fps).

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
11 years newer
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL5 (vs the PDR-M71)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL5 (vs the PDR-M71)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL5 and PDR-M71

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Mid size (107×47×71 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 340 g