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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10

Portability
72
Imaging
33
Features
32
Overall
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Olympus SP-565UZ front
 
Pentax Optio I-10 front
Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 Key Specs

Olympus SP-565UZ
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 413g - 116 x 84 x 81mm
  • Launched January 2009
Pentax I-10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 153g - 101 x 65 x 28mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 Overview

Following is a thorough assessment of the Olympus SP-565UZ versus Pentax I-10, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by manufacturers Olympus and Pentax. The resolution of the SP-565UZ (10MP) and the I-10 (12MP) is pretty close and both cameras boast the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The SP-565UZ was brought out 12 months before the I-10 so they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief view of how the SP-565UZ matches up against the I-10 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-565UZ over the Pentax I-10

 SP-565UZ I-10 

Reasons to pick Pentax I-10 over the Olympus SP-565UZ

 I-10 SP-565UZ 
LaunchedJanuary 2010January 2009More modern by 12 months
Screen dimensions2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Common features in the Olympus SP-565UZ and Pentax I-10

 SP-565UZ I-10 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera, you'll have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Olympus SP-565UZ features outside dimensions of 116mm x 84mm x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") having a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs) and the Pentax I-10 has dimensions of 101mm x 65mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.1") with a weight of 153 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you choose at that moment. Following is a front view scale comparison of the SP-565UZ compared to the I-10.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SP-565UZ and I-10 is 72 and 93 respectively.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is hard to envision the difference in sensor sizes only by viewing specs. The image below may give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the SP-565UZ and I-10.

All in all, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Pentax I-10 to provide you with extra detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The more aged SP-565UZ will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Portrait photography details
Pentax I-10 Portrait photography details
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you can focus manually
exports RAW formats
MP count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
27
has manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Street photography info
Pentax I-10 Street photography info
56
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
56
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ as a Sports photography camera
Pentax I-10 as a Sports photography camera
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long zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
max fps very slow (1.0 frames/s)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
31
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Travel photography factors
Pentax I-10 Travel photography factors
52
built-in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
long reach (520mm)
does not have Timelapse function
MP count low (10 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Landscape photography advice
Pentax I-10 Landscape photography advice
40
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
MP count low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have Timelapse function
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has manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Vlogging highlights
Pentax I-10 Vlogging highlights
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reasonably wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external microphone port
28
rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone jack
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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax I-10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-565UZ and Pentax I-10
 Olympus SP-565UZPentax Optio I-10
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Pentax
Model Olympus SP-565UZ Pentax Optio I-10
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-15 2010-01-25
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Prime
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 143 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-520mm (20.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 1 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 6.40 m (ISO 200) 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 @ 30 fps/15 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30 fps/15 fps 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format - Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 413g (0.91 lb) 153g (0.34 lb)
Physical dimensions 116 x 84 x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") 101 x 65 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 30 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 18.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.1 not tested
DXO Low light score 68 not tested
Other
Battery model 4 x AA D-LI92
Self timer Yes (12 or 2 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media xD Picture Card, Internal SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $400 $310