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Pentax Optio L40

We have collected and analyzed 24 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Sep 27, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 781666 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 81/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 23, 2014.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Pentax Optio L40 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, build quality, image quality

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

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Pentax Optio L40: This Pentax is Brilliant


The Pentax Optio L40 is a really amazing camera with great features, especially for it's size. Even compared to my very large cannon, it takes great quality pictures. The 8Mp camera is top quality, even though it isn't a huge number it still takes very...

Great quality pictures, many features, easy to use, light, small, not expensive, well made

Screen hard to see in bright light

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Pentax Optio L40


My sister got me this camera as a Christmas present and I haven't looked at another camera since. It's small and light, I picked up a case for it to protect the screen for under £5 and it fits nicely in my hand bag. I never go anywhere without it....

Small and lightweight

Shiny screen & ; no viwefinder


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Pentax Optio L40: Easy clever little camera


I had been looking for a digital camera for a long time and after time spent searching i chose this one. The camera is really good and easy to use. The zoom is easy and simple. However I think that the camera mat benefit from having a slightly larger...

Easy to use

buttons are quite small

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Pentax Optio L40: A great easy-to-use camera with plenty of features!


The Pentax Optio L40 at a first glance is slim (only 18mm) and stylish with a sleek silver finish. The camera is unbelieveably easy to use, once purcased and charged all it takes is the press of one button to take a clear impressive photograph! A great...

Very user friendly, quick charging time

Took a while to figure out the computer software

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Fantastic for the proce


I've been looking for a decent camera for a while and couldn't decide how much to spend on one. A few years ago I bought one for a...

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A good starter camera


I bought this Pentax Optio L40 camera as a birthday present for someone who wanted a simple camera just to keep in the car. It is ...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.5''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Pentax D-LI63
Battery Type:Pentax D-LI63


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No