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Pentax Optio 450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Pentax Optio 450. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The usability and image quality also get good comments, but the shutter and price get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the memory and performance.

portability, image quality, usability, durability, size

performance, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio 450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Pentax - Optio 450


With a 4-megapixel resolution, the Optio 450 should meet most general hobbyists' needs. A4 prints can be output at very usable quality from a camera of this specification, and anything requiring lower resolutions, from standard-sized snaps ...

There is no doubt that the Optio 450 is a well featured and capable digital camera. It is reasonably compact and 3D mode shooting is something of a rarity, so it is nice to see it here. But what a pity that, given all the money you are spending, Pentax...

Feb, 2004

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Pentax Optio 450


Go to Page Two Pentax Optio 450 Specifications Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash. Effective Pixels: 4.0 megapixels Sensor: 1/1.8 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color...

Jul, 2003

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Digital Cameras - Pentax Optio 450 Camera Review, Information, Specifications


I found the Optio 450 to be a bit of a mixed bag. It has some strong points (nice case design, and high-quality 5x zoom lens, excellent macro capability), and does a lot of things very well (very good color, lower than average image noise, excellent...

The Optio 450 sports a 5x, 7.8-39mm SMC Pentax lens, the equivalent of a 37.5-187.5mm lens on a 35mm camera. (The "SMC" in the lens name stands for Super Multi Coating, Pentax' name for their advanced lens-coating process. From past experience in the...

Sep, 2003

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Great Cam


awesome 4 mp cam, aperture priority, shutter priority, multi exposure, all the other options.

thick size (compared to today's thinner cameras)

Apr, 2007

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The Best Camera Around!!!


I purchased the Pentax Optio450 digital camera after about 4 months of digital camera researching. This camera, by far, had the most features and best quality for the money. One feature that really drew me to the camera was the 5x optical zoom. This ...

Size, Picture Quality, Zoom capability, and pretty much everything else about the camera

USB door. The Autofocus issue is so unnoticeable that it doesn't matter to me

Jul, 2004

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Pentax Optio 450 A very good value


The Pentax Optio 450 is a great digital camera. It is small enough to take along hiking, biking, skiing or whatever. It fits nicely into a coat pocket. It feels rigid and durable in hand and takes very good quality pictures. This camera is my ...

5X Optical Zoom, records to SD card, lots of functions make it fun to use

Shutter lag, slow turn on time

Mar, 2004

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Pentax Optio 450

Jan, 2004

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The Pentax Optio 450 Digital Camera Proof That Big Things Come in Small Packages


With an impending family reunion looming on the horizon, a close family member purchased a new digit ...

Light, sleek, easy to use, lots of cool features, great picture quality

Expensive, battery vampire

Aug, 2003

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This is the camera for the new millinuem


If you are a digital photagraphy buff, or just a person who loves taking pictures/video etc. Then th ...

Great interface, with great picture quality and storage. the perfect package

Possible confusion with interfacing

Jul, 2003

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Excellent Camera


The digital camera is excellent. The resolution of pictures that it gives is of a superlative degree ...

Excellent working

Very delicate and fragile

Jul, 2003

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