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Pentax Optio E30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Pentax Optio E30. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The image quality and price also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and focus. Opinions about the memory and zoom are different.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

durability, shutter, viewfinder, focus, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio E30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio E30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Pentax Optio E30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, performance, battery

viewfinder

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio E30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Pentax Optio E30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The durability and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the shutter.

price, usability, durability, performance, image quality

shutter

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio E30

 

Another sub-£100 compact comes under the spotlight

Feb, 2011

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

Pentax Optio E30 digital camera

 

The Optio E30 is a thoroughbred budget model but with a resolution remarkable at this price and unheard of only a couple of years ago. Key features include a nice 36-108mm 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.4-inch colour screen, 3-point AF system, SDHC and SD...

Image quality, ease of use, price, white balance control, scene modes

Focusing, shutter lag, build

Bearing in mind the price and target market for this camera and with such a high-resolution sensor, this camera is not bad at all. It may be built to a price, but it is still quite well specified and so is well perfectly for those snappers needing an...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Optio E30 review

 

Pentax's entry-level camera is a typical example of the quality and features you can expect for around £85 including VAT.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : best4reviews.com (best4reviews.com)

Pentax Optio E30

 

Built to a price it may be, but it is still quite well specified; the Pentax Optio E30 is pitched perfectly for the target market, meaning those snappers needing an inexpensive camera capable of good results without a lot of faffing around. It's worth...

Image quality, ease of use, price, manual white balance control, plenty of scene modes

Shutter lag, slow focusing, plastic build

Jul, 2008

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

Pentax Optio E30

 

A good specification at an affordable price makes the E30 an attractive option

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Pentax Optio E30

 

The Pentax Optio E30 looks great and is cheap! what is its secret?

A great all-rounder. It's cheap, easy to use, dependable and produces great photos - what more could you want at this price?

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax Optio E30

 

Holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about metering, ISO and shutter speeds. Many manufacturers have released a compact that will do everything except chew your food for you and for £119, Pentax will cross your palm with the Optio E30...

Easy mode for the technophobe; Cheap as chips

Tacky frame composites

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Chapman (absolutegadget.com)

Review: Pentax Optio E30 | Absolute Gadget

 

Early adopters need nerves of steel. Bagging the latest kit needs to outweigh the point where someone looks at your once super-swish gizmo and tells you how they just bought the same thing for a few buttons, a bit of pocket fluff and a collection of...

If none of the individual auto settings take your fancy, there's a green shortcut button on the back of the camera that will set things up for fully-automatic snaps

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Chapman (reghardware.co.uk)

Pentax Optio E30 compact digital camera

 

With the release of the Optio E30 camera, Pentax has provided consumers with high resolution at a small cost.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by (thinkcamera.com)

Pentax Optio E30

 

Pentax start of their year with a new 7.1MP budget digital camera...

Jan, 2007

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