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Pentax Optio I-10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the lens and image quality are generally positive. The value for money and design also get good views. Many are negative about the shutter and sensor. Opinions about the storage and memory are different.

portability, design, value for money, image quality, lens

sensor, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio I-10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Pentax Optio I-10 Review

 

The Optio I-10 is a cool looking retro camera that is compact and takesgreat pictures. At times it felt like a toy rather than a $250 camera,so be sure to look at the competition before making your finalpurchase. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Fits in a small pocket; Great image quality; Cool retro styling; Good video quality for compact camera ; Cons ; Zoom control faces backward; Feels toy like in your hands; LCD is hard to see in bright sunlight ; Bottom Line ; The Optio I-10 is a cool...

Zoom control faces backward; Feels toy like in your hands; LCD is hard to see in bright sunlight ; Bottom Line ; The Optio I-10 is a cool looking retro camera that is compact and takesgreat pictures. At times it felt like a toy rather than a $250...

The Optio I-10 is a cool looking retro camera that is compact and takesgreat pictures. At times it felt like a toy rather than a $250 camera,so be sure to look at the competition before making your finalpurchase. Read more in our

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Optio I-10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Pentax Optio I-10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

design, image quality, value for money, portability, usability

performance, sensor, lens, low-light

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax Optio I10 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pearl White)Pentax Optio I10 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Classic Black)

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Nice for a point and shoot

 

Got this for a haul around point and shoot. For the price (160s) I cant complain. I run it on

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Small \/ Compact","Video quality

Lag \/ Shutter Delay","Not great in low light

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Looks Cool, Could Be Better

 

Things I like about the Pentax Optio I-10: 1) Stylish

Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time","Stylish

No cons with this glove

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Pretty little camera

 

I was looking for a unique point-and-shoot that wasn\'t too expensive, but still great quality. Pentax seems to be underrated or maybe just overlooked now, but they really are great cameras. I really like this little camera; it\'s sleek and compact and...

Compact","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Long Battery life","Lots of features","Short Lag Time

Limited Zoom

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ok

 

this camera takes good pics and has good zoom. the only thing i dont like about it is the design. it looks weird. otherwise it is fairly good.

Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Zoom

Looks weird ; Too Large / Bulky

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Pentax Optio I-10 digital camera - First Look

 

Can retro go modern?

Big widescreen display, design, 24 scene modes, Auto button

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Pentax Optio I-10

 

With its retro styling the Optio I-10 is certainly distinctive, but is it any good?

The general build quality is reasonable, but there are a few creaks when the body is squeezed, and the fit of some of the panels could be better. Thanks to its plastic shell the I-10 is surprisingly light, weighing 153g including battery and card,...

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Pentax Optio I-10 review

 

After years of competent but bland compact cameras, it's great to see that Pentax has raised its game in the design stakes. Last month we saw the Pentax H90 with its minimalist, contemporary chic. This month we have the I-10, with a retro design that...

Pentax takes a typical modern compact and gives it a retro cosmetic makeover. If the idea appeals, so might the end product.

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Pentax Optio I-10 review

 

The Pentax Optio I-10 is so well made that it makes you expect a much higher level of performance than you actually get. Instead, it ends up feeling like a budget camera in a high-class body. There are plenty of filters and gadgets to play around with,...

Impressive styling and finish ; Useful expanded-dynamic-range options ; Handy 5x wide-angle zoom range

Crude-looking interface ; Poor lens quality ; Can't use the zoom or autofocus when shooting 720p movies

Conclusion The Pentax Optio I-10's problem is that it's just not consistent. Its exterior is cute and classy in equal measure, but the rest of it is pretty weak. The clever shooting options are all very well but, if the camera fails to deliver good...

Product Specifications

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm

Header

Packaged Quantity:1

Lens System

Max Focal Length:25.5mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Type:CCD

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:6.25
ISO (Max):6400
Special Effects:Soft
Still Image Format:JPEG

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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