• 1/2.35 inch 27.3mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 180.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax V20 advantages over Nikon A900

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.85 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    145g vs 289g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A900 advantages over Pentax V20

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 180 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    2 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 8.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus 840

Pentax V20
Olympus 840
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $173
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon A900
Olympus 840
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $173
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Pentax W60

Pentax V20
Pentax W60
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More pixels
Nikon A900
Pentax W60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus

Compared to Olympus FE-370

Pentax V20
Olympus FE-370
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $136
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon A900
Olympus FE-370
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $136
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Pentax V20
Panasonic ZS60
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Pentax V20
Canon SX730 HS
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
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