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Pentax Optio Z10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of Pentax Optio Z10. 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. Reviews about the zoom and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the shutter and sensor, and views about the viewfinder and performance are different.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

stabilizer , low-light, focus, sensor, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio Z10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 user reviews of Pentax Optio Z10 from 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 People are impressed by the performance and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the image stabilizer and focus, while there are some mixed opinions about the screen.

usability, image quality, portability, price, performance

contrast, focus, stabilizer

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (

Pentax Optio Z10 (Black) review: Pentax Optio Z10 (Black)


While most camera companies were designing cameras with sliding lens covers to mimic Sony's T-series cameras, Pentax didn't jump on that bandwagon. But, now that sliding covers have become a regular part of the digital camera design aesthetic, Pentax...

The Pentax has a 7x optical zoom lens; cute sliding lens cover design.

Slow between shots; no optical or sensor-shift image stabilization.

Pentax's Optio Z10 isn't quite as nice as the company's Optio S10, but its attractive price helps make up for its quirks and modest feature set.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Pentax Optio Z10


Continue on to Features & Controls Optio Z10 Specifications Type: Compact digital camera Sensor: Type - 1/2.5" Interline Transfer CCD; Effective pixels - 8.0MP; Total pixels - 8.29MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 8M (3264x2448), 5M (2592x1944), 4M...

Jan, 2008

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Pentax Optio Z10


The Pentax Optio Z10 is an incredibly small 7x optical zoom camera. If you are challenged holding larger cameras when you want zoom power, this Pentax should be worth a look.

7x optical zoom lens2.5-inch LCD screenShake Reduction technologySlim design

The Pentax Optio Z10 comes in black or silver. It is a slim camera with...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Pentax Optio Z10 Review


The Pentax Optio Z10 is a compact, slim digital camera that fits into the palm of your hand, measuring 94(W) x 58 (H) x 25.5mm (D) and weighing 145g with the battery and SD memory card. This is a ...

The Pentax Optio Z10 is a fairly unremarkable point and shoot camera with the obvious attraction of a 7x zoom lens that covers every focal length from moderate wide-angle to sports-shooter...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : J. Allen Mullins with Shawn Barnett (

Pentax Optio Z10 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!


The Pentax Optio Z10 features a Pentax-branded 7x optical zoom lens, the highest magnification among current Pentax compact digital cameras. Designed with a refraction lens system, the lens never protrudes from the camera while zooming. The Pentax...

Small, light ; 15 shooting modes ; Nice sliding lens cover ; Face recognition ; Long telephoto zoom for a small camera ; Good sharpness at wide angle and tele ; Easy menu navigation ; Good printed results

Somewhat thick ; Cramped controls on back ; Slick and hard to hold ; Collects fingerprints ; Color hue is shifted ; High pincushion distortion at telephoto ; Digital Shake Reduction really isn't ; Small, low power flash ; Auto flash boosts ISO to 800 ;...

Power for the Pentax Z10 comes from a proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery or optional AC adapter, and the camera stores images on SD/SDHC cards or 52MB of built-in memory. There's also USB 2.0 High-Speed computer connectivity and NTSC / PAL...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Zach Honig (

Camera Review: Pentax Optio Z10


At one-inch thick, the 8-megapixel Pentax Optio Z10 ($200 street) just barely misses its chance to join the elite ranks of ultra-thin digital compacts, but its feature set justifies a little extra girth around the waist. Available in a sleek black and...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Emily Raymond (

Pentax Optio Z10


Read an expert, unbiased review of the Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera.

The Pentax Optio Z10 packs a lot of seemingly great features into a small body. It has 8.1 megapixels and a 7x optical zoom lens that goes beyond the typical 3-4x zoom offered on most slim digital cameras. It also has a decently-sized 2.5-inch LCD...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (

Pentax Optio Z10 Review


The Pentax Optio Z10 is a new entry from Pentax that features a 7x optical zoom in a very slim body (similar to the Casio Exilim EX-V8). It also has an 8 megapixel sensor and a 2.5 inch LCD. There isn't any type of mechanical or optical image...

Easy to use with some advanced capabilities, Lightweight, sleek design, Flash

Shutter lag, Noise issues at higher ISO settings, No optical or mechanical image stabilization

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Pentax Optio Z10


An affordable compact camera with 7x optical zoom.

7x optical zoom, attractive design, impressive array of modes and features, 52MB of onboard memory

No optical image stabiliser, below average image quality and battery life

The Pentax Optio Z10 is not without flaws, but the 7x optical zoom and impressive feature set help boost its appeal. For the asking price it is a decent little unit.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Pentax Optio Z10


A new Pentax compact that isn't a 3x zoom?

Feb, 2011

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