• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon E1 advantages over Pentax P70

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Pentax P70 advantages over Canon E1

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 31 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    125g vs 207g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    230k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    12.0 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon A1000 IS

Canon E1
Canon A1000 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Pentax P70
Canon A1000 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon A1100 IS

Canon E1
Canon A1100 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • More pixels
Pentax P70
Canon A1100 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus FE-4000

Canon E1
Olympus FE-4000
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Pentax P70
Olympus FE-4000
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax P80

Canon E1
Pentax P80
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
Pentax P70
Pentax P80
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon A3000 IS

Canon E1
Canon A3000 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Pentax P70
Canon A3000 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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