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Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20

Portability
97
Imaging
38
Features
26
Overall
33
Pentax Efina front
 
Pentax Optio VS20 front
Portability
90
Imaging
39
Features
35
Overall
37

Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 Key Specs

Pentax Efina
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-6.3) lens
  • 91g - 87 x 54 x 21mm
  • Announced June 2013
Pentax VS20
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-560mm (F3.1-4.8) lens
  • 235g - 111 x 61 x 38mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Pentax Efina and Pentax VS20, one being a Ultracompact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are designed by Pentax. The resolution of the Efina (14MP) and the VS20 (16MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Efina was released 17 months later than the VS20 making them a generation apart from one another. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Pentax Efina being a Ultracompact camera and the Pentax VS20 being a Compact camera.

Before getting into a in depth comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the Efina scores against the VS20 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Pentax Efina over the Pentax VS20

 Efina VS20 
LaunchedJune 2013January 2012More recent by 17 months

Reasons to pick Pentax VS20 over the Pentax Efina

 VS20 Efina 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display dimensions3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Pentax Efina and Pentax VS20

 Efina VS20 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 Physical Comparison

If you are going to lug around your camera, you will need to think about its weight and size. The Pentax Efina has got physical dimensions of 87mm x 54mm x 21mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8") along with a weight of 91 grams (0.20 lbs) and the Pentax VS20 has specifications of 111mm x 61mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.5") and a weight of 235 grams (0.52 lbs).

Take a look at the Pentax Efina and Pentax VS20 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the Efina vs the VS20.

Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Efina and VS20 is 97 and 90 respectively.

Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 top view buttons comparison

Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be tough to visualize the gap between sensor measurements just by looking at a spec sheet. The photograph here will help give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the Efina and VS20.

Clearly, both of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Pentax VS20 to give you more detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics more aggressively. The more modern Efina should have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 sensor size comparison

Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax Efina as a Portrait photography camera
Pentax VS20 as a Portrait photography camera
34
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
provides face detect autofocus
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
36
you can focus manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Pentax Efina as a Street photography camera
Pentax VS20 as a Street photography camera
64
has image stabilization (Digital)
lighter than competitors in class (91 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (235 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Pentax Efina Sports photography highlights
Pentax VS20 Sports photography highlights
35
has image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
44
amazing zoom range (28-560mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Pentax Efina Travel photography information
Pentax VS20 Travel photography information
69
lighter than competitors in class (91 grams)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (26mm)
no Time Lapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
68
lighter than competitors in class (235g)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
long zoom (560mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
does not have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Pentax Efina Landscape photography info
Pentax VS20 Landscape photography info
38
reasonably wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
47
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Pentax Efina
Vlogging with Pentax VS20
33
reasonably wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
provides face detect autofocus
lighter than competitors in class (91g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic support
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (235 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic jack
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Pentax Efina vs Pentax VS20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Pentax Efina and Pentax VS20
 Pentax EfinaPentax Optio VS20
General Information
Make Pentax Pentax
Model Pentax Efina Pentax Optio VS20
Type Ultracompact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2013-06-03 2012-01-25
Body design Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 3
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 28-560mm (20.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-6.3 f/3.1-4.8
Macro focus distance 20cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology QVGA TFT LCD TFT color LCD with Anti-reflective coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1/8s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/1400s 1/2500s
Continuous shutter speed - 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.10 m 2.80 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720, 640 x 480 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format - Motion JPEG
Mic 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 91 grams (0.20 pounds) 235 grams (0.52 pounds)
Physical dimensions 87 x 54 x 21mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8") 111 x 61 x 38mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 200 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model D-LI109 D-LI122
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SC/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $10 $106