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Pentax Optio S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The usability and value for money also get good feedback. Many are negative about the features and shutter.

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

performance, responsiveness, shutter, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 95 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio S30 (Thom Chesshyre, 28 Dec 04)

 

This really is a truly fantastic camera for the price (you can pick one up on amazon for £99!) - truly pocketable and light without feeling flimsy. The metal body feels far more expensive than it is and lends to a real quality feel on this camera. The...

Slight softness of images due to such a small lens ; No shutter/aperture control

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio S30 (cortgen, 5 Nov 04)

 

It's my second camera that I use for fast shooting. Very cheap, great construction, a lot of interesting functions and very easy of use. Very good pictures related to the price.

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio S30 (greg bold, 16 Aug 04)

 

I have owned the Pentax Optio S30 for one day and was impressed with its simplicity, compact size and the range of menu functions. The menu allows auto or manual control over focussing and exposure. A large number of pre-set modes are available for...

Tends to underexpose ; Low color saturation ; No USB driver for Windows 98

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Pentax Optio S30

 

The Pentax Optios S30 is a compact 3 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 35mm -105mm on a 35mm camera) and an aluminium body. It has a 1.6" Colour TFT screen. The camera comes with 11mb memory built into the camera, and...

You tend to expect a budget (<£100) digital camera to be basic and lacking in features - not so with the Pentax Optio S30 - a very compact 3 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digital camera with a good 1.6" colour screen, and an aluminium body. The camera...

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Optio S30

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 53 user reviews of Pentax Optio S30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

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performance, responsiveness

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax Optio S30 Digital Camera [3MP 3x Optical]Pentax Optio S30 Digital Camera [3MP 3x Optical]

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Pentax Optio S30 : Simple Yet Stylish

 

I got my first digital camera about 4 years ago now and managed to break it within the same month! My parents decided I wasn't quite responsible enough to be entrusted with a digital camera on a night out and used to buy me disposable ones instead…...

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Pentax Optio S30: Simple Yet Stylish

 

I got my first digital camera about 4 years ago now and managed to break it within the same month! My parents decided I wasn’t quite responsible enough to be entrusted with a digital camera on a night out and used to buy me disposable ones instead…...

Easy to Use, Compact Size, Stylish Looking, Great for Beginners

Quite Heavy, Somewhat Outdated

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Top quality, cheap price

 

This Pentax Optio S30 digital camera was a present at Christmas and my dad liked the look of it so much he shortly bought another ...

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Good decision on New year

 

I was planning to buy a decent digital camera under ?100, and Amazon had the right model for the right price. I had bought a Fuji ...

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Brilliant camera, brilliant service!

 

I have been meaning to buy a digital camera for a loooong time. I am used to using 35mm SLR cameras, and thought I'd get a digital...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

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

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Memory

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: Yes
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Battery Type:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie
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