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Pentax Optio 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Pentax Optio 30. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and screen are overall positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency, while some have doubts about the usability.

portability, performance, design, screen, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax Optio 30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Pentax Optio 30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the usability, and there are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency.

portability, performance, design, reliability, price


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax Optio 30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Pentax Optio 30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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Pentax Optio 30


A 3.2MP digital camera with 3x Optical zoom (38mm to 114mm 35mm format), the camera has 16mb built in and takes AA batteries. The camera has a 1.6" Colour screen, and an impressive 2cm macro mode, as well as manual focus(!), ISO settings,...

Great image quality, Low noise ; Fantastic Macro mode! (As close as 2cm) ; Compact, very light ; Easy to use ; Advanced features (histogram / manual focus etc) ; Good preset modes

Front - Camera on - lens extended

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Pentax Optio 30


Continue on to Page Two Pentax Optio 30 Specifications Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash. Effective Pixels: 3.2 megapixels Sensor: 3.34 megapixels (total pixels) 1/2.7 inch...

May, 2004

Expert review by : D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail (

Pentax Optio 30 Review – 001


I had a nasty shock when I opened the package containing the Pentax Optio 30. The memory card, — where's the memory card? Horrors — they didn't put one in the package and they'll probably blame me for losing it. After some controlled deep breathing and...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio 30


The Pentax Optio S30 is designed to be one of the simplest digital cameras ever released. It is a compact 3.2 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digital camera with a simple menu system offering easy to follow functions. UK/European Readers buy the Pentax...

The latest Optio from Pentax is designed for newcomers with little or no digital photography experience. In addition to 3.2 megapixels and a 3X optical zoom, the Optio 30 sports a simple menu prompt that provides helpful tutorial messages about...

Feb, 2004

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great camera


the beauty of this camera, besides the many features, is the fact that it has big buttons yet is small enough to put in a shirt pocket. i recently went on vacation and i got great pictures without lugging around bags of camera gear.

Jun, 2004

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Very good camera


I ordered this Camera and a memory stick on a Monday, and recieved it on a Wednesday. Very quick on delivery and all my products were perfect. I wanted a basic camera and I got that, but it also has many features. Such as the ability to connect...

May, 2004

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Easy to use, simple transfer of photos to the computer


Mar, 2007

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Better than most 4-5 mega-pixel cameras


I purchased this camera on sale, in fact it was the display model, but it still came with the same warranty, so i decided to give it a try. I will say that this was my first digital camera purchase, although I have used many friends and family digital ...

great pictures, easy to use, clear LCD screen

Slightly dark appearance to pictures( can be fixed)

Mar, 2006

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This Ones A Keeper


After Quite a considerable amount of research on digital cameras. I had narrowed my choices down to the Canon Powershot a85, the Olympus d580, Pentax Optio30, and the Kodak dx7430. Now first I wanted a camera that used regular alkaline batteries or at ...

shutter speed, fast load time, decent flash brightness. Built in lens protector. Uses AA

Rather small, Cases feels cheap

Mar, 2005

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The Best 3-Megapixel Camera You'll Never See In Stores


What Made Me Decide To Get One I own a FujiFilm S5100 4-megapixel digital camera. It's a great camera, but its rather chunky size makes it hard to slip in a pocket for point-and-shoot convenience. I decided that with the price of ...

Great battery life ; small, compact size ; wonderful picture quality ; ease of use

Both nits: no sound with video recording ; small font for screen menus

Mar, 2005

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