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Pentax Optio A10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews of Pentax Optio A10. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but the focus and shutter get critical reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, size, screen

performance, flash, viewfinder, shutter, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio A10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax Optio A10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Pentax Optio A10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Opinions about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, image quality, design, screen

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax Optio A10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Pentax Optio A10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the storage and viewfinder.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

performance, flash, viewfinder, storage

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Paul Miller (

Pentax Optio A10 8 megapixel shooter reviewed


Digital Camera Review is doing what doing what they do, and have a review up of Pentax's headline Optio, the 8 megapixel A10. Including a 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, and optical image stabilisation, the camera looks to be a decent deal for it's...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Pentax Optio A10


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Feb, 2007

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

Pentax Optio A10 review


Pentax Optio A10 Pentax's Optio A10 boasts some impressive specs, including 8-megapixel resolution, sensor-shifting shake reduction, ISO 800 sensitivity, and a high-resolution 232,000-pixel 2.5-inch LCD. As you might expect, the camera produces decent...

Ultracompact, excellent macro capabilities, easy-access controls.

LCD washes out in bright light, noisy images when shooting at more than ISO 200.

Its LCD has issues outdoors and in burst mode, but this ultracompact 8-megapixel Pentax Optio A10 for the snapshooting set is easy to operate and versatile.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Pentax Optio A10 Review


The new 'flagship' in Pentax's long-running Optio range was announced at the CES show in January. The basic specification is fairly standard for a camera in this class; 3x optical zoom, 8 megapixels, 15 scene modes (including a high sensitivity / ISO...

Excellent resolution, natural accurate color, subtle processing Low noise at low ISO settings Better than average detail retention at higher ISOs Usable (at a pinch) ISO 800 Candlelight mode Excellent all-metal construction Good white balance Good...

Slow focus, shutter lag Slow flash recycling Shake Reduction not as reliable as some competitors Annoying unresponsive, jerky zoom mechanism Screen impossible to see in bright light, no optical viewfinder No manual controls over apertures and shutter...

The Optio A10 is a deeply frustrating camera for a reviewer; on the one hand it is capable of producing some of the best results in its class, the lens is obviously excellent, image processing is fairly subtle, and unlike so many similar cameras the...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Pentax Optio A10


Continue on to Page Two Optio A10 Specifications Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash Effective Pixels: 8.0 megapixels Image Capture Device: Type - 1/1.8 inch interline transfer...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (

Pentax Optio A10 Digital Camera - Review


Compact cameras keep getting more and more compact and few do "compact-ness" better than Pentax. With the Optio A10, Pentax has packed plenty of imaging potential into a solid, sleek, well-designed camera that's small enough to toss into a bag or slide...

Sleek and solid form factor is great for travel, Discreetly integrated connector covers, Large 2.5-inch LCD with plenty of resolution (232,000 pixels), Produced accurate skin tones, Shake Reduction System helped reduce blur in standard shooting...

Soft images at 8x10 size regardless of ISO ; camera really only useful for 5x7 prints or smaller., Images noisy above ISO 200 ; ISO 800 (only available in Candlelight mode) is almost unusable, Overall image quality not up to 8MP image sensor...

In keeping with its compact form factor -- less than an inch thick -- the Pentax A10 uses Pentax's Sliding Lens System technology which removes elements from the lens' optical path as it retracts to allow a slimmer profile when the camera is powered...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : (

Simple, yet powerful 8-megapixel compact


As an archaeologist, I have certainly burned up my share of film on excavations, in site surveys, and in the lab. But, all that was before the advent of digital photography. I remember well the day I donated my aluminum suitcase full lenses, filters,...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Pentax Optio A10


The Optio A10 ($350) is an ultra-compact 8 Megapixel camera with Pentax's new Shake Reduction system. While some image stabilization systems shift an element in the lens, the SR system actually moves the CCD sensor around for the same effect. A similar...

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Image stabilization ; Compact, stylish metal body ; Large, sharp 2.5" LCD display (but see issues below) ; AF-assist lamp, good low light focusing ; Good movie mode with long record times (though see...

Poor performance: slow startup, shot-to-shot times; noticeable shutter lag ; Details in photos can be muddy; some corner blurring ; Redeye a problem (though removal tool helps) ; Below average battery life ; Poor continuous shooting mode ; Poor LCD...

While the Optio A10 has a lot to offer (with good image quality and image stabilization), it's lacking in too many areas (performance and LCD visibility) to earn my recommendation. I think that most people would be better served by looking at other...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Pop Photo (

Camera Review: Pentax Optio A10


Not to be confused with the way secret agent 007 James Bond likes his martinis, the Optio A10 from Pentax sports an impressive shake reduction system that really helps stabilize your shooting.

May, 2007

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (

Pentax Optio A10 Digital Camera Review


The Pentax Optio A10 is the leader of the Optio pack. The very compact 8 megapixel camera is packed with features, including a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism. A 2.5 inch LCD and 3x optical zoom round out the top specs of this camera. So, is...

Apr, 2006

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