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Pentax Optio SVi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and usability. The responsiveness and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the memory and performance. There are some mixed views about the shutter.

portability, design, responsiveness, usability, build quality

battery, performance, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio SVi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 43 reviews)

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio SVi (beersman, 4 Dec 06)

 

A fine piece of camera. Great lens. An excellent interface. I only miss a greater wide-angle.

No one at all

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio SVi (Eman FATIH, 3 Feb 06)

 

Great as 2nd camera. You do not expect a fast autofocus at this category, so if you need a really responsive camera look higher. There are selections for resolution and selections for quality (* or ** or ***). Battery life is reasonable, although I'd...

I wish it was black. The camera's body reflection can be annoying in some circumstances such as photographing through a window. True for many such models ; Autofucus works bad with poor light, especially with artificial light ; Same opening for...

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio SVi (Dario78, 21 Dec 05)

 

the day after purchasing it the "Sliding lens sistem" broke down. THIS IS UNFORGIVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pentax has replaced my camera with a new one. Maybe the previous camera was an unluky specimen. NOW EVERYTHING IS OK AND THE CAMERA WORKS VERY...

the day after purchasing it the "Sliding lens sistem" broke down ; The problem has been solved replacing the camera

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio SVi (Soon Ng, 1 Sep 05)

 

Dear DPreview, Where can I buy this model? I can not find it on any Website. I have not got a chance to test out the camera just yet, I will update the rating once I have a chance to try it out. Thanks,

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio SVi (wazza, 21 Aug 05)

 

Tested in store Great update to the SV. Seems to be more than a cosmetic update. Seemed very fast cf the SV which I have also tried Comment to sophia40 - did you even try the camera or just trolling the camera reviews as you seem to do. Your no...

None in the short time I tried it

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Owners Opinion: Pentax Optio SVi (sophia40, 8 Aug 05)

 

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Pentax SVI digital camera

 

Size, weight, build quality, range of functions and features

The Pentax SVI was a fun little fling that will promise good pics

The Pentax SVI was a fun little fling that will promise good pics

Recommended!

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Pentax Optio SVi - Digital Camera

 

Cliff Smith thinks that the Pentax Optio SVi is a winner, just like the original Optio SV before it.

An excellent photographer's camera at a very reasonable price – the SVi has a lot of creative versatility and the image quality to back it up. Superb build quality, nice handling and an attractive design make it an outstanding all-round camera,...

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Pentax Optio SVi

 

Pentax Optio SVi Review. In most ways this is a standard point and shoot digital camera. It main cliam to be different is its longer than standard 5x optical zoom lens.

Design and build quality ; Good range of features ; Zoom works in movie mode

Shutter lag ; Indoor photos

"The Pentax Optio SVi is an attractive five megapixel digital camera that packs quite a punch. It offers a longer than standard zoom lens, plus manual controls whilst retaining a very compact shape and style."

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Pentax - Optio SVi

 

5-megapixel cameras seem to be everywhere nowadays, and Pentax has recently expanded its already strong family at this specification to include two new models, the Optio S5z and the Optio SVi. The headline feature of ...

The Optio SVi is a competent camera with a good range of user definable settings and some, like manual focus adjustment, which we'd like to see a lot more widespread. The ease of access to many of these settings should help those who like to experiment...

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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:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: 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

Lens

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

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

Recording

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