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Pentax Optio A10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 reviews of Pentax Optio A10. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the focus 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 A10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax Optio A10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Pentax Optio A10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax Optio A10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Pentax Optio A10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the storage and viewfinder.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : staff (

Pentax Optio A10 review


The current flagship of the compact line-up

Top-notch image 90 per cent of the time

Sometimes over-exposes images

Offering great image quality, this should be near the top of your wish list

Dec, 2006

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Pentax Optio A10


Very good image quality with good light.Excellent metering.Reliable white balance.Excellent colour rendition.Image stabilizer.Excellent high resolution monitor.Extremely well finished.

Compression too strong at the highest image quality.Sensitive to noise above 200 ISO.Underpowered Flash.Slow zoom and auto focus.Limited autonomy on a single battery charge.

Aug, 2006

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Pentax Optio A10


The Pentax Optio A10 is an attractive pocket sized digital camera. This camera has a fairly standard set of features with eight megapixels and a 3x zoom lens. At the time it was introduced the eight megapixels give it a bit more power than many...

Easy to use ; No red eye in test shot ; Good build quality

Shutter lag ; Little room on the back of the camera

"The Pentax Optio A10 is an eight megapixel digital camera with a three times optical zoom lens. It is small enough to fit into a pocket and has a simple, attractive design."

Aug, 2006

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Pentax Optio A10


The Optio A series are so good they make us forget the S series even existed. The A10 is a well made, user friendly camera that produces great images. Colour reproduction is excellent, as are the detail levels. Some quirks when using it and a tendency...

Expert review by : Dave Pickstone (

Review: Pentax Optio A10


The Pentax A10 is the flagship model of Pentax's Optio brand of cameras, attempting to mix function and style in a photographer friendly camera. We see how it frames up...

Green button menu, anti-shake, button layout on the back

Jerkiness of digital zoom, battery life, noise

Despite a few flaws in the camera's responsiveness when taking photos, the A10 definitely lives up to its role as the flagship Pentax compact. It's a very satisfying camera to use, especially with the multi-function Green menu. Images may be a bit...

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Pentax Optio A10 - Digital SLR Reviews


An 8.3 megapixel camera with a 3x zoom and a built-in anti shake system....

Expert review by : Paul Miller (

Pentax Optio A10 8 megapixel shooter reviewed


Digital Camera Review is doing what doing what they do, and have a review up of Pentax's headline Optio, the 8 megapixel A10. Including a 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, and optical image stabilisation, the camera looks to be a decent deal for it's...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Pentax Optio A10


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Feb, 2007

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

Pentax Optio A10 review


Pentax Optio A10 Pentax's Optio A10 boasts some impressive specs, including 8-megapixel resolution, sensor-shifting shake reduction, ISO 800 sensitivity, and a high-resolution 232,000-pixel 2.5-inch LCD. As you might expect, the camera produces decent...

Ultracompact, excellent macro capabilities, easy-access controls.

LCD washes out in bright light, noisy images when shooting at more than ISO 200.

Its LCD has issues outdoors and in burst mode, but this ultracompact 8-megapixel Pentax Optio A10 for the snapshooting set is easy to operate and versatile.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Pentax Optio A10 Review


The new 'flagship' in Pentax's long-running Optio range was announced at the CES show in January. The basic specification is fairly standard for a camera in this class; 3x optical zoom, 8 megapixels, 15 scene modes (including a high sensitivity / ISO...

Excellent resolution, natural accurate color, subtle processing Low noise at low ISO settings Better than average detail retention at higher ISOs Usable (at a pinch) ISO 800 Candlelight mode Excellent all-metal construction Good white balance Good...

Slow focus, shutter lag Slow flash recycling Shake Reduction not as reliable as some competitors Annoying unresponsive, jerky zoom mechanism Screen impossible to see in bright light, no optical viewfinder No manual controls over apertures and shutter...

The Optio A10 is a deeply frustrating camera for a reviewer; on the one hand it is capable of producing some of the best results in its class, the lens is obviously excellent, image processing is fairly subtle, and unlike so many similar cameras the...

May, 2006

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