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Pentax Optio E30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Pentax Optio E30. 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 really like the performance and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and focus. There are some mixed views about the memory and zoom.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

durability, shutter, viewfinder, focus, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio E30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio E30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Pentax Optio E30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and performance. The portability and price also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, performance, battery

viewfinder

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio E30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Pentax Optio E30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and performance are on the whole positive. The durability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the shutter.

price, usability, durability, performance, image quality

shutter

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Your basic, low-cost 7.1 megapixel digital camera

 

Every lineup has an entry-level camera, and among the Pentax Optios, the E30 is it. You pay less for it, and you get less. There are fewer features, fewer adjustments, and fewer amenities. And some features don't work as smoothly as they do on the...

Inexpensive 7.1-megapixel camera, Good lens, good picture quality, Logically laid out and very simple to use, Uses standard AA batteries or rechargeables, VGA movie mode at almost 30 fps

Some menus and functions are buried or not marked, Choppy digital zoom in movie mode, No anti-blur, AF illuminator, or super-macro, Low 110k pixel resolution LCD

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Pentax Optio E30 Digital Camera Full Review

 

Talk about getting bang for your buck!  The Pentax Optio E30 retails for under $150, yet offers a whopping 7.1 megapixels resolution in a friendly, easy-to-use package.

May, 2007

Expert review by : Conrad H. Blickenstorfer (digicamera.com)

Pentax Optio E30

 

The Optio E30 is the latest in Pentax's E-Series of inexpensive entry-level compact digital cameras. Those who have been following the Optio series may be a bit confused as this E-Series model seems to pick up where the Optio M20 left off. The M20's...

Inexpensive 7.1-megapixel camera, Good lens, good picture quality, Logically laid out and very simple to use, Uses standard AA batteries or rechargeables, VGA movie mode at almost 30 fps

Some menus and functions are buried or not marked, Choppy digital zoom in movie mode, No anti-blur, AF illuminator, or super-macro, Low 110k pixel resolution LCD

Every lineup has an entry-level camera, and among the Pentax Optios, the E30 is it. You pay less for it, and you get less. There are fewer features, fewer adjustments, and fewer amenities. And some features don't work as smoothly as they do on the...

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio E30

 

Another sub-£100 compact comes under the spotlight

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax Optio E30 digital camera

 

The Optio E30 is a thoroughbred budget model but with a resolution remarkable at this price and unheard of only a couple of years ago. Key features include a nice 36-108mm 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.4-inch colour screen, 3-point AF system, SDHC and SD...

Image quality, ease of use, price, white balance control, scene modes

Focusing, shutter lag, build

Bearing in mind the price and target market for this camera and with such a high-resolution sensor, this camera is not bad at all. It may be built to a price, but it is still quite well specified and so is well perfectly for those snappers needing an...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Pentax Optio E30

 

The E30 has some good features but you'll have to spend quite a bit on batteries...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Trenholm (cnet.com.au)

Pentax Optio E30

 

The budget Pentax Optio E30 is a dumpy point-and-shoot compact camera with a paucity of features and average picture quality, but its cheerful interface and child-friendly attributes make it fun to use.

Cheap ; Simple to use

Patchy auto focus ; Bulbous shape

The budget price, perky interface and cheerfully childlish feature set make the E30 worth considering for younger shutterbugs, though.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Optio E30 review

 

Pentax's entry-level camera is a typical example of the quality and features you can expect for around £85 including VAT.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : best4reviews.com (best4reviews.com)

Pentax Optio E30

 

Built to a price it may be, but it is still quite well specified; the Pentax Optio E30 is pitched perfectly for the target market, meaning those snappers needing an inexpensive camera capable of good results without a lot of faffing around. It's worth...

Image quality, ease of use, price, manual white balance control, plenty of scene modes

Shutter lag, slow focusing, plastic build

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax Optio E30

 

A good specification at an affordable price makes the E30 an attractive option

Apr, 2008

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