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Pentax Optio S60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and lens, while the focus and exposure get less positive views.

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

responsiveness, flash, viewfinder, exposure, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio S60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 151 reviews)

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio S60 (jbruetsch, 24 Mar 06)


The camera is handy to use with a clear and large display. I guess, the camera is easy to use and also delivers good images for its price. There were however extreme artefacts when taking shots with bright background. They were clearly visible without...

The battery lasted only for 2 dozen of images with the flash which is limiting its use extremely and which was the primary reason for turning it in against the Canon A620 which is however also clearly more expensive and uses 4 instead of 2 AA Batteries

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio S60 (pero marceta, 23 Mar 06)


Excellent picture quality in open spaces, nice colors and good contrast (auto mode). Excellent picture quality in macro and super macro mode. Use of widely available and cheap AA batteries. Use of widely available and cheap SD memory cards (not...

No viewfinder

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio S60 (chalkhorse, 30 Nov 05)


I think this camera is very good value for the money. Compact, solid construction, Pentax durability. 6 Meg resolution, mode dial to simplify quick selections. Sound and movie recording limited only by card size. Many useful features, such as 2...

None so far


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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio S60 (D P Cole, 26 Oct 05)


This is an oddball of a camera. All things considered, and as far as digital is considered, I'm impressed with the thing. But there are some drawbacks... I did some test runs and found the following: * Macro mode is IMPRESSIVE. * Images at ISO64 are...

Zoom lens seems audibly noisy ; as does the sensor shutter ; The focus element is not so hot. The scene needs to be well lit or else it's not going to give you even a remotely decent image

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Optio S60


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Pentax Optio S60 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

battery, value for money, image quality, screen, portability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pentax Optio S60 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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Small product Big performance


**** Introduction **** Looking back at some of my reviews you might think that I have a lot of camera's, well I do like my gadgets but I work in the photographic industry so it's usually me that gets saddled with the responsibility of buying camera's ...

Size,features and picture quality

Not the latest model of camera

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Stuck Extended Lens!!! Before even really used!


Got this for my son for his graduation.

Beautiful Screen

Broke before I got to really use it, Battery Life

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Pentax Optio S60 is it worth it


Yes ifother cameras have same easy to use features, and nice images.

No-ifshutter problem and LCD screen is consistent problem with this line of cameras.

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Pentax Optio S60


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Optio S60 Digital Camera (6.0MP, 2816x2112, 3x Opt, 11MB Internal Memory, SD


The Optio S60 is a pretty decent digital camera.

a big lcd view

N0 view finder

Product Specifications

Looking for digital that is easy to use and hard to put down? Discover the Optio S60 with 6.0 megapixels, a 3X zoom and a giant 2.5 inch monitor. Add a handy Help function that displays explanations of shooting and playback functions, and you can leave the instruction manual at home.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA / CR-V3

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:2 in 1 / Flower / Food / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Museum / Night scene / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sunset / Surf & snow / Text


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pentax Optio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-4.8
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:6Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:2.6
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 160 / ISO 320 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Black & White Blue filter / Black & White Red filter / Black & White Yellow filter / Blue / Green / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None