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Pentax Optio E40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Pentax Optio E40. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed comments on the flash and battery, and many are less positive about the zoom and low light performance.

usability, price, portability, image quality, screen

reliability, viewfinder, low-light, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio E40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio E40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pentax Optio E40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the glare. The usability also gets good feedback.

usability, glare

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 E40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Pentax Optio E40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the screen. The zoom and reliability get critical reviews.

price, usability, portability, image quality, design

viewfinder, reliability, zoom

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio E40

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Optio E40 Specifications Type: Ultra-compact digital camera Sensor: Type - 1/2.5" interline transfer CCD with primary color filter; Effective pixels - 8.1MP; Total pixels - 8.29MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 8M...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax Optio E40 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Pentax Optio E40 is an entry-level eight megapixel camera with a Pentax-branded 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.4 inch LCD display. Offering a resolution of 110,000 pixels, this LCD is the only method of framing images since the E40 forgoes any form...

The Pentax Optio E40 will ship first in September 2007, priced at US$150

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

Pentax Optio E40 Review

 

The Pentax Optio E40 is the latest entry-level point and shoot from Pentax. Falling squarely in the sub-$150 price range, the E40 is the cheapest current Pentax Optio camera that you can get. The E40 takes 8.1 megapixel images, has a 3x optical zoom...

Nice compact size and good ergonomics, Easy to use, Good battery life

Lack of detail in shots, Slow autofocus (at times), Noisy images, Weak flash

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Pentax Optio E40

 
Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio E40

 

What does Pentax's entry-level model have to offer for those on a tight budget?

Feb, 2011

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

Pentax Optio E40

 

Pentax's Optio series is just one of the many digicams aiming to make a stab at perceived consumer requirements. Having had a chance to put the Optio E40 though its paces, here are my findings.

Video Video capture is in .AVI format and this may be the one of the better features of the camera. I even managed to record some fireworks at night from a distance with the zoom and I have to say it looked quite good on PC playback. Battery Frequent...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax Optio E40 8Mp digital camera

 

Priced just the right side of £100, this 8Mp Pentax Optio E40 would make a decent Christmas or birthday gift.

If you're on a very tight budget or want a snapshot camera all the family will be able to get to grips with this Christmas, the Pentax Optio E40 is worth further investigation. For the price you really can't go wrong.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Pentax Optio E40 [Mac]

 

With the market for compact digital cameras getting forever more competitive, the Macworld team take a look at eight of the best.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (pcauthority.com.au)

Pentax E40

 

The selling point of this camera is that it's cheap – and it certainly excels in that department!

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax Optio E40

 

SNAP SHOT REVIEW - Matt Grayson gives the lowdown on the Pentax Optio E40. A small, light camera designed for the happy snapper.

Dec, 2007

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