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Pentax Optio M30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Pentax Optio M30. 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. People really like the size and price. The design and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the optics and viewfinder.

usability, portability, design, price, size

shutter, lens, zoom, viewfinder, optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio M30 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 M30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Pentax Optio M30 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 are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the flash and image quality.

portability, usability, price, design, size

optics, image quality, flash

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 M30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Pentax Optio M30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality, and many are negative about the lens and shutter.

usability, portability, design, size, price

shutter, lens

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

Canon's Media Storage M30 and M80 photo and video viewers

 

Well, this makes sense: Canon, like Epson (long) before them, just jumped into the digital storage game with their Media Storage M30 and M80 devices. Equipped with either a 1.8-inch 30GB or 80GB disk (we'll let you guess which model has which), each...

Sep, 2006

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

Pentax Optio M30

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Optio M30 Specifications Type: Ultra-compact digital camera Sensor: Type - 1/2.5" Interline Transfer CCD; Effective pixels - 7.1MP; Total pixels - 7.38MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 7M (3072x2304), 5M (2592x1944),...

Apr, 2007

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

An affordable, yet sleek and stylish 7.1 megapixel Optio

 

Pentax moved the M-Series "upscale" with the totally redesigned Optio M30. It is a sleek, slender and very elegant camera that is certain to attract attention. Its 7.1 megapixel resolution is plenty good enough even for massive enlargements or...

Sleek, slender, very elegant, handy 7.1-megapixel camera, Logically laid out and very simple to use, High ISO 3200 sensitivity available, Decent battery life

Some menus and functions are buried or not marked, No optical zoom in movie mode, Digital anti-blur only, 2.5-inch LCD has low 115k pixel resolution

Nov, 2011

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

Digital Camera Magazine: Camera review: Pentax Optio M30

 

The Optio M30 is the latest model in Pentax's M-Series of "nicely equipped" yet affordable ultra-compact digital cameras. Those familiar with the Optio series and naming system may be a bit confused though as the M-Series is no longer the entry level,...

Some menus and functions are buried or not marked, No optical zoom in movie mode, Digital anti-blur only, 2.5-inch LCD has low 115k pixel resolution

Pentax moved the M-Series "upscale" with the totally redesigned Optio M30. It is a sleek, slender and very elegant camera that is certain to attract attention. Its 7.1 megapixel resolution is plenty good enough even for massive enlargements or...

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio M30

 

A 3x zoom, 7.1MP ultra-slim compact camera for under £130? What's the catch?

Feb, 2011

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

Pentax Optio M30 digital camera

 

Pentax launched this, the Optio M30 along with the (already tested) budget, Optio E30 at the recent PMA show in Vegas and it arrives with a 7.1-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens and slim line styling that makes it eminently pocketable. This, the...

Svelte design is easy to use, image quality at lower sensitivity, handling

Sluggish Focusing, noise at higher ISOs, flimsy battery cover

This, the latest M-series Optio is a real slim line package that with the camera in an inside pocket will not plump the lines of your suit jacket and thanks to its keen pricing, it won’t affect the line of your back balance to badly either.

Mar, 2007

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

Pentax Optio M30

 

With a solid metal body and cute manga-style menu icons, the Pentax optio M30 is one for the kids.

Oct, 2010

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

Pentax Optio M30

 

Clunky and unattractive models have dominated the lower end of the compact camera price bracket in 2006 and into 2007.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Pentax Optio M30

 

Cheap and cheerful but is that all there is to the Pentax Optio M30?

A simple point-and-click camera which is easy to use and quick. However, it's significantly let down by variable image quality

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio M30

 

The Pentax Optio M30 is a 7.1 megapixel compact camera with a 3x Optical Zoom lens. It features an ultra slim body with a textured finish, digital shake reduction, face recognition Auto Focus and Auto Exposure and Auto Super Macro mode (up to 2...

It features an ultra slim body with a textured finish, digital shake reduction, face recognition Auto Focus and Auto Exposure and Auto Super Macro mode (up to 2 inches)

Jan, 2007
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