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Pentax Optio 60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and performance. The usability and lens are also appreciated. The viewfinder and low light performance get mixed comments, and there are some less positive reviews about the image stabilizer and exposure.

value for money, lens, usability, performance, portability

battery, exposure, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio 60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 189 reviews)

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio 60 (Garry Black, 11 Mar 06)

 

Good size, fine lens, fine colours and good price. I bought this device several days ago, already read a plenty of reviews. Some users are happy of using this camera as a second or third photocamera. :-) I don't share their opinions, probably because...

A problem of big power consumtion appeared. Fully charged baterries (1700mAh) got exhausted after 30-35 shots with flash. I found the description of this problem at russian pentax club forum - warranty repair probably is needed, or problem with...

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio 60 (Bjarne Madsen, 19 Feb 06)

 

Excellent camera, excellent image quality. The lens is magnificant

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Pentax Optio 60

 

Bought this camera several days ago. Pros: - excellent quality of the image (colors, sharpness, details) - ease of use - excellent LCD screen - nice viewfinder

Cons ; huge CA in contrast areas ; the darn thing does not focus in low light, even if it is not that low ; That last thing was the killer for me - I returned the camera after several days of fight with focus indoor

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio 60 (Graeme Mac, 21 Nov 05)

 

I have had the Optio 60 for around 6 weeks, it is the sixth digital that I have used enough to be reasonably familiar with. I use it for family photos and work - documenting prototypes, tests procedures, assemblies, web photos etc. I need to be able...

There seems to be quite a lot of compression noise - but probably no worse than ; other low cost digitals. I set it on ISO 64 in the hope that this will cut down the ; noise - I have not done test shots to see if this makes a difference ; High and...

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio 60 (Dimon_L, 18 Nov 05)

 

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio 60 (Alexey Egorov, 12 Oct 05)

 

Nice lens. I think the best of all Pentax small digital cameras...

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Optio 60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Pentax Optio 60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

lens, performance, image quality, focus, portability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax Optio 60 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical ZoomPentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM Telephoto Zoom Lens w/ Case for Pentax Digital SLR CamerasPentax Optio 60 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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Exceptional PentaxK mount telephoto lens

 

This lens is fantastic. I did alot of research before buying the lens. If you hit the review sites you will find that the lens is very well recommended by the experts on technical data as well as in field work. I have been using this lens for the past...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast lens","Quick Focus","Rugged","Sharp Focus","Strong Construction

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Exceptional PentaxK mount telephoto lens

 

This lens is fantastic. I did alot of research before buying the lens. If you hit the review sites you will find that the lens is very well recommended by the experts on technical data as well as in field work. I have been using this lens for the past...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast lens","Quick Focus","Rugged","Sharp Focus","Strong Construction

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Pentax Optio60

 

Pros. Diseño elegante pequeña y liviana Buenas caracteristicas operacionales. Algunas de camaras profesionales Contras: Su performance no es el de una camara compacta de 6 mp. y con un lente como el especificado. La he usado en todas sus modalidades...

Product Specifications

Perfect for digital newcomers, the PENTAX Optio60 offers 6.0 megapixel resolution and a 3X zoom in a compact, lightweight, and stylish design. An easy-to-understand "Simple" mode deserves credit for lowering the learning curve. With the Optio60 set in this mode, users are free to concentrate on subjects while the camera automatically selects optimal settings. Add to this a large 2.0 inch LCD monitor and an optical, actual-image zoom viewfinder with automatic diopter adjustment to enhance viewing, and the Optio60 is perfect for users who may lack perfect eyesight.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card/SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in
Height:2.4in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Night scene / Portrait mode / Sports mode

Header

Manufacturer:Pentax
Model:60
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pentax Optio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:22.5mm
Min Focal Length:7.5mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:6Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 64 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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