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Pentax Optio A40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews of Pentax Optio A40. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and performance. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the battery. The low light performance and memory get less positive reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, price

viewfinder, flash, focus, memory, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio A40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio A40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Pentax Optio A40 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality

durability

75% 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 A40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Pentax Optio A40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the flash. Some have doubts about the focus and image quality.

usability, performance, portability, price, size

image quality, focus

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio A40

 

Is this the end of the road for Pentax compact cameras? Say it ain't so!

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax Optio A40 digital camera

 

The Optio A40 is an advanced compact digital model that aims to provide high quality images with ease of use but with a rich feature set. And glancing across the camera's rounded lines and the specification it's quickly apparent that this premium...

Easy to use, good screen, design and build, anti-shake, image quality, detail

Noise is obvious at higher ISOs, price

Smart styling, high-resolution high quality images from a compact that packs a good array of advanced features and which make it well worth the money.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax Optio A40 review

 

The Pentax Optio A40 is the latest result of Pentax's tradition of producing simple, usable, ultracompact cameras that have high-quality optics. This 12Mp black-and-silver model has a serious look.

The Pentax Optio A40 is a good, no-nonsense camera that captures pictures with surprisingly good image quality.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Optio A40

 

Pentax's flagship compact looks surprisingly plain, but its metal shell feels robust. There's nothing modest about what's inside, with a 12 megapixel sensor and manual exposure control. Optical image stabilisation counteracts shake, but the 3x zoom is...

Hard to fault, or to get excited about. A great all-rounder, but lower-specified cameras are better value.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax Optio A40

 

The Pentax Optio A40 is a mid range compact with clipped versions of high range compact features.

Great build quality; Loads of features; Good quality lens; Fast and quiet operation

Chooses wrong apertures in scene modes

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (techworld.com)

Pentax Optio A40 review

 

The Pentax Optio A40 is the latest result of Pentax's tradition of producing simple, usable, ultracompact cameras that have high-quality optics.

The Pentax Optio A40 is a good, no-nonsense camera that captures pictures with surprisingly good image quality.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (star-techcentral.com)

Pentax's all -rounder

 

The compact and feature-packed A40 is a great camera for all situations.

Lightweight design ; good autofocus ; records decent videos

Autofocus slows down under dim lighting ; clunky menu system

Coupled with a good user ­interface, the A40 is a reliable camera you can count on for taking great shots.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Becci Russell (best4reviews.com)

Pentax Optio A40 Review

 

In Becci Russell's second review for Best4Reviews, she looks over Pentax's flagship digital compact, the Optio A40.

Image quality, Comprehensive auto focus settings, Good portrait mode, Clever photo/movie editing options, Face and Tracking AF

Poor performance in low light, High ISO image noise

The Pentax Optio A40 is a very good compact indeed. It’s just that when it’s in its fully automatic mode, it’s fussy and takes a lot of getting used to being very slow in certain situations, particularly in low light (that is that six second delay...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Pentax Optio A40

 

Looks, features, build and quality - does this camera have it all?

This is a brilliant little camera that will find a lot of use from the whole family

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Pentax Optio A40

 
Jun, 2008

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