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Pentax Optio S1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Pentax Optio S1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the price and portability are overall positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the flash and focus.

usability, performance, design, portability, price

battery, zoom, screen, focus, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Pentax Optio S1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the color and reliability. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the performance and durability, while the flash and focus get less positive comments.

usability, portability, price, reliability, color

size, focus, flash

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Molly McHugh (digitaltrends.com)

Pentax Optio S1 Review

 

The Pentax Optio S1 gets points for style, size, and convenience. And when paired with its adequate performance, it's a respectable choice.

People need inexpensive and adequate digital cameras, and Pentax produced the Optio S1 to meet that need. There’s nothing revolutionary or mind blowing about its technology, but it is easy to use and takes decent to above-average photos, if you’re...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax K-S1

 

Ricoh Imaging has announced the PENTAX K-S1, a mid-level DSLR for customers "accustomed to a mobile interface" and built upon the solid footing set down by the more advanced K-3. There's a "newly designed" 20-megapixel image sensor capable of a...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio S1 Review

 

The Optio S1 is a "cute" little camera, that offers some pretty standard features for a 14-megapixel camera; all of which are stuffed in a petite and stylish shell. However, we feel you'd be better off looking at other Optio models for the price; like...

Lightweight, and compact in size ; Fashionable/pleasing to the eye ; Smooth and won't snag on your pocket ; Easy to understand button layout, and a lot of easy to understand cartoon menu icons for preprogrammed exposure settings ; Short descriptions of...

Weak Flash can cause some headaches indoors ; Sometimes produced strong exposures with blown out highlights ; Zoom has less steps, making precise framing difficult ; Default setting of backlight time-out is too short ; Poor battery life ; Battery...

The Optio S1 is a "cute" little camera, that offers some pretty standard features for a 14-megapixel camera; all of which are stuffed in a petite and stylish shell. However, we feel you'd be better off looking at other Optio models for the price; like...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Optio S1 Review

 

The Pentax Optio S1 is a stylish new compact digital camera sporting a wide-angle 5x zoom lens. Offering a versatile focal range of 28-140mm, the Pentax S1 also features a 14 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch LCD screen, 720p HD movie recording, 5cm macro...

We liked Pentax's low cost snappers of last year in the RS1000 (superceded by the RS1500) and i-10, which like the S1 majored heavily on funky design but for us delivered a more consistent imaging performance than the S1, which is slightly more...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Pentax Optio S1

 

The gorgeous chrome exterior stands out, but the test results do anything but

Doesn’t look as cheap as it is

Poor resolution; Disappointing color; Cheap lens and battery

The Pentax Optio S1 has a brilliant exterior that caught the eye of our entire imaging team. Yet in the same way that a middle-aged, underemployed man might go out and buy a sports car to overcompensate for his insecurities, Pentax–it seems, is also...

Jul, 2011

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

Pentax Optio S1 Review

 

The Pentax Optio S1 is a very stylish camera with the features you would expect at its price point - with the exception of a panorama mode - plus it has a remote control receiver, a feature few Point and Shoot cameras have. The camera is solidly built...

Attractive, reflective aluminum body, Solid build quality, Produces strong but realistic colors, Numerous interesting filters

Overexposure in still images and videos, No optical zoom during video recording, Image sharpness drops off at the corners, Image quality declines above 400 ISO

Jun, 2011

Expert review by (goodhousekeeping.com)

Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera

 

The Pentax Optio S1 combines excellent photo quality and macro focusing for close-up shots with a simple control layout and an especially ergonomic design. Our consumer testers rated it easy to use overall, and the compact, lightweight form factor also...

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax Optio S1

 

Looking for an inexpensive bauble with which to turn heads every time you take a snap? Photography stalwart Pentax is better known for practicality than trend setting, yet recent(ish) pocket snapshots including the Optio I-10 and RS1000 have bucked...

Attractively mirrored chrome-finished aluminium alloy body, solid feel build, inexpensive, relatively easy to use, a couple of fun effects filters

Images overall are ropey, optical zoom inaccessible when recording video

There’s not much to the Pentax Optio S1; it’s your average, easy to use “auto everything” £100 pocket snapper disguised as the chrome domed Silver Surfer. Ironically, this flash exterior led us to unwisely hope for a much better performance when it...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S1 review

 

A competent low-cost camera with an impressive set of features, but paying just a little more brings big benefits

Aug, 2011

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

The Pentax K-S1

 

If you're looking for high-end specs the PENTAX K-S1 really does have it all. From the PENTAX-developed AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator (first introduced on the PENTAX K-3); and an optical viewfinder offering 100% field of view; to an built-in...

Aug, 2014

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