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Pentax Optio 555

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews of Pentax Optio 555. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good comments, but there are mixed comments on the contrast and low light performance. Many are negative about the memory and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio 555 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio 555

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Pentax Optio 555 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and performance. The portability and size also get good views, but many are negative about the usability.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio 555

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Pentax Optio 555 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the low light performance. Many are negative about the memory and storage.

performance, portability, usability, size, image quality

price, color, shutter, storage, memory

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

Jul, 2019

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

Review of the Pentax Optio 555 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Offering five megapixels and a 5x zoom the Optio 555's specification looks one of the most complete of any compact digital camera...

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Pentax Optio 555 Digital Camera Camera

 

Though it isn't the most attractive point-and-shoot digital camera, the Optio 555 has nearly every feature you might ask for in one. This midsize, 5-megapixel model has aperture-priority, shutter-priority, and manual modes, plus several scene modes....

However, the Optio 555 is a little slow in a couple areas. The lens's length may contribute to a zoom that feels lethargic. The camera must extend the lens fully on start-up, and it does so slowly. We also noticed that the camera had a little trouble...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Pentax Optio 555

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Long battery life ; 5x zoom lens in compact body ; Great performance ; Impressive macro mode ; Unique 3-D, color-filter features ; Full manual controls

Images somewhat noisy ; Red-eye

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio 555 review

 

Pentax Optio 555

Straightforward operation; nice feature set for amateurs and enthusiasts alike.

Fairly narrow wide-angle view; no RAW mode or external-flash connector.

This is a good 5-megapixel choice for amateurs and enthusiasts who want a compact, full-featured digital camera.

Dec, 2003

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

Pentax Optio 555

 

Go to Page Two Pentax Optio 555 Specifications Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash Effective Pixels: 5.0 megapixels Image Capture Device Type: 1/1.8 inch interline transfer CCD...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Pentax Optio 555 Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Boasting a 5.0-megapixel CCD, 5x optical zoom lens, exposure control ranging from fully automatic to fully manual, and a wide selection of creative modes and features, the Pentax Optio 555 offers a lot of the functionality of higher-end digicams in a...

Built into the Optio 555 is a 5x, 7.8-39mm SMC Pentax lens, the equivalent of a 37.5-187.5mm lens on a 35mm camera. Maximum aperture ranges from f/2.8 to f/4.6, depending on the zoom setting, and the setting can be automatically or manually controlled....

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

The PentaxOptio 555 ($550) is an updated version of the popular Optio550 (seeour review). Both cameras have a 5 Megapixel CCD, 5X opticalzoom lens, and compact body. The differences between the newcameras are few. The 555 adds PictBridge support,...

5X zoom in a compact body, Very good photo quality, Impressive battery life for a compact camera, Full manual controls, Live histogram in record mode, Super macro mode allows you to get as close as 2 cm to subject, Cool digital color filter effects,...

Images slightly noisy, some vignetting, Redeye, Cheap plastic door over battery/memory card compartments, Skimpy 16MB SD card included, Average performance

Nov, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good camera but there are a few cons

 

We've had our camera for a few years now. My parents bought one and I was impressed with the features so when it went on sale I purchased one myself. One of the pros are that it has 5x optical zoom. This is hard to find in most bargain priced cameras. ...

optical zoom size, battery life

blurry pictures, heavy, small preview screen

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great Camera

 

Made of metal, 5.25 megapixels, 5X optical zoom, automatic lens cover, compact camera, many features

Price may be a bit high since it is surprisingly an older model, small LCD

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Design issues vs warranty

 

I bought the 555 based on my previous good experiences with Pentax cameras and their SMC series SLR lenses, the camera's specs, manual functions, stated metal body, and, especially, the 5x optical zoom and 5 MP CCD. I like to take nature, close-up, ...

Great optics, lots of experienced user features. Diopter correction on view finder.

Batt/memory hatch easily broken. LCD too small to read text. Bottom, tripod mount not metal.

Apr, 2005
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