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Pentax Optio 230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Pentax Optio 230. 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 design and price. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the shutter and battery. Reviews about the screen and image quality are mixed.

usability, size, portability, price, design

performance, battery, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio 230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax Optio 230 digital camera

 

While most camera manufacturers are ploughing on with the neverending quest of creating the biggest most powerful digital camera in the world, Pentax has taken a different approach and produced an affordable 2.1 megapixel camera for under £300.

solid image capability

In this sector, 3Mp cams have caught up since launch

This is a great little camera that takes great pictures, with the only let down being something it should have had rather than something that is fundamentally wrong with it. It's light, compact and offers plenty of options for the new-comer or casual...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Pentax Optio 230

 

WHAT'S HOT: The Optio 230 is a compact and easy-to-use camera. It's just large enough to fit comfortably in your hand, yet small enough to drop into a shirt pocket. The functional control and navigation buttons are nicely spaced and well sized, even...

Pentax bundles ACD Systems' ACDSee image management software with the Optio 230. While it lacks the fine image editing and repairing controls found in Adobe's Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, ACDSee has a great set of tools for managing a large...

Aug, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Pentax Optio 230 (2.1MP, 1600 x 1200, 3X Opt, 16MB CF) (Pentax Technologies-18092)

 

Though the Optio 230 is a solid camera with a couple of interesting features, it would benefit from higher resolution.

Aug, 2002

Expert review by : Michael Shapiro (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio 230 review

 

The Pentax Optio 230 presents a friendly face to anyone who is intimidated by the world of digital photography. In fact, this compact point-and-shoot's only distinguishing digital characteristic when viewed from the front is the "2.0 Megapixel" label....

Long list of creative features; competitive price; simple, straightforward interface; LCD swings out 180 degrees.

Plastic body feels a bit chintzy; LCD not very sharp or clear; start-up and shot-to-shot times slightly sluggish.

Simply designed and easy to use, this camera offers a good range of manual adjustability and pleasing snapshot quality.

Jun, 2002

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

Pentax Optio 230

 

Go to Page Two Pentax Optio 230 Specifications Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash. Effective Pixels: 2.0 megapixels. Sensor: 2.11 megapixels (total pixels) 1/2.7 inch interline...

Jun, 2002

Expert review by : Michael Shapiro (cnet.com.au)

Pentax Optio 230 review: Pentax Optio 230

 

Pentax Optio 230

Long list of creative features; competitive price; simple, straightforward interface; LCD swings out 180 degrees.

Plastic body feels a bit chintzy; LCD not very sharp or clear; start-up and shot-to-shot times slightly sluggish.

Simply designed and easy to use, this camera offers a good range of manual adjustability and pleasing snapshot quality.

Oct, 2002

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax Optio 230

 

Built into the Optio 230 is a 3x, 5.8-17.4mm optical zoom lens, the equivalent of a 38-114mm zoom on a 35mm camera. (This is a fairly typical range, from a modest wide angle to a moderate telephoto.) Made up of six elements in five groups, with one...

Jun, 2002

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio 230

 

The Pentax Optio 230 has been out for a while now but continues to enjoy popularity and good reviews. It has the standard 2.0 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom lens and its array of features is packed in an all plastic casing. This casing cuts down...

Its 3D image capture mode is a fun option and the camera would probably suit someone looking for a good quality entry level digital camera

Dec, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Finally, the camera we've been looking for

 

After hours of going through sales ads, trying out cameras in stores, and hours of research on the I ...

Lightweight, small, great pictures

You really need the photo lithium batteries, takes CompactFlash cards

Jul, 2003

Consumer review (pcphotoreview.com)

Pentax Optio 230

 
Mar, 2003
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