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Pentax Optio 33WR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Pentax Optio 33WR. 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. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The size and image quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the focus and low light performance, and there are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio 33WR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio 33WR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Pentax Optio 33WR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and image quality are generally positive. The size and memory also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the lens and durability are different. Some have doubts about the portability.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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

Review of the Pentax Optio 33 WR - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Water resistant three megapixel compact looking to make a splash in an over crowded market...

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio 33WR review:

 

Water resistant; compact; thoughtful control layout; broad point-and-shoot feature set.

Erratic autofocus; average image quality; limited wide-angle capability.

Though the Optio 33WR is an otherwise average pocket camera, its water resistance and broad snapshot feature set make it stand out from the crowd.

Jun, 2004

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

Pentax Optio 33WR

 

Go to Page Two Pentax Optio 33WR Specifications Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure, auto flash and water resistant design (JIS class 7) Effective Pixels: 3.2 megapixels Image Capture Device...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax Optio 33WR

 

The Optio 33WR has a 2.8x, 5.7-16mm lens, equivalent to a 37-104mm lens on a 35mm camera. A clear, plastic shield protects the lens at all times, so you don't have to worry about losing the lens cap. Unlike most digicams with optical zoom lenses, the...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Pentax Optio 33WR

 

Boasting JIS Class-7 waterproofing, the Pentax Optio 33WR is a good choice for bushwalkers, boating enthusiasts and anybody who enjoys outdoor activities. Small and solidly built, with rubberised corners for impact protection, the Optio 33WR is...

Water resistant to 1 metre ; Lots of user adjustments ; High image quality for sensor resolution

Viewfinder very tight (75-86% coverage) ; Image noise in low light shots [BG05

Boasting JIS Class-7 waterproofing, the Pentax Optio 33WR is a good choice for bushwalkers, boating enthusiasts and anybody who enjoys outdoor activities. Small and solidly built, with rubberised corners for impact protection, the Optio 33WR is...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Pentax Optio 33WR

 

Beside its ability to get a little wet, the 33WR is also a competent 3 Megapixel camera with a 2.8X optical zoom lens. Some of the unique Pentax features can be found on it as well

Water resistant ; Good photo quality ; Live histogram in record mode ; Excellent macro mode ; Fast startup time ; Lots of scene modes ; Cool digital color filter effects ; Doubles as a voice recorder

Images on the noisy side ; Redeye ; 2.8X zoom lens; image goes out of focus for a second when you zoom in or out ; Cheap plastic doors over I/O ports and battery/memory card compartment ; Poor low light focusing, no AF-assist lamp ; No lens cover

All-in-all, the Optio 33WR is a nice camera for those who are out in the elements. Do take a look at the competition from Olympus, as their Stylus models are very good as well.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : Matt Miller (geek.com)

Mini-Review: Pentax Optio 33WR digital camera

 

In the past I used my Sony CLI digital camera or Canon digital video camera to take photos of my review products. These were not very good quality, and I really couldn't get macro shots to work. I then bought an inexpensive HP 2.1 megapixel digital...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by (avecmobile.com)

Pentax Optio 33WR water resistant camera

 

Pentax Optio 33WR is a water resistant digital camera that can capture 3.2 megapixel images. With a 2.8 times optical zoom lens, the main features are pretty standard for a modern compact digital camera, but when you need a camera to take with you for...

Value for money: Pentax Optio 33WR is good value for money. It is an affordable model and could be used as the outdoor activity camera within the family while another camera could be reserved for birthdays and weddings.

Consumer review (pcphotoreview.com)

Pentax Optio 33WR

 
Dec, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Handy little camera with decent picture quality

 

We have a large digital camera that has a big zoom lens and takes excellent pictures. However it is fairly big, fairly heavy and certainly not something you can just knock around or get wet. We were going to Hawaii for a big vacation and wanted ...

Good pictures, tiny, good battery life, waterproof, solidly built

Low-light performance sometimes spotty, no lens cover

Jul, 2004
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