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Pentax Optio E70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Pentax Optio E70. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and portability also get good comments, but the viewfinder and durability get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio E70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio E70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Pentax Optio E70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the performance and screen.

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64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Holt (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax Optio E70 review

 

While chock-full of features, this streamlined model is also great for beginning photographers who just want an inexpensive camera for snapping reasonably good digital photos.

The Pentax Optio E70 is perfect for beginning photographers who don't want to bother to learn the nuances of exposure, framing, and lighting. The Pentax Optio E70 does most of the work for you with its preset modes and Auto Picture feature, but still...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Holt (macworld.co.uk)

Pentax Optio E70 review

 

The Pentax Optio E70 proves a compact, intuitive, and fun camera that is simple to use.

Perfect for beginning photographers, useful preset modes and Auto Picture feature, well featured

Average video capabilities, underwhelming sharpness and detail loss, Face Recognition feature hit and miss

The Pentax Optio E70 is a compact, intuitive, and fun camera that is a cinch to use. It fits easily in your pocket, and it has enough modes to handle whatever lighting or subjects you encounter.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Holt (techworld.com)

Pentax Optio E70

 

The Pentax Optio E70 is a compact, intuitive, and fun camera that is a cinch to use. It fits easily in your pocket, and it has enough modes to handle whatever lighting or subjects you encounter.

The Pentax Optio E70 is perfect for beginning photographers who don't want to bother to learn the nuances of exposure, framing, and lighting. The Pentax Optio E70 does most of the work for you with its preset modes and Auto Picture feature, but still...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Holt (pcworld.com)

Pentax Optio E70

 

The Pentax Optio E70 is a compact, intuitive, and fun camera that is a cinch to use. It fits easily in your pocket, and it has enough modes to handle whatever lighting or subjects you encounter. While chock-full of features, this streamlined model is...

Intuitive controls ; Flexible, useful in-camera modes

Faces appear reddish in viewfinder ; Auto Picture function is hit-or-miss

This solid entry-level camera has easy controls and good picture modes, but sharpness and portrait abilities are weak spots.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio E70 review:

 

The Pentax Optio E70 is an inexpensive ultracompact camera that takes good photos for the required investment in time and money. It's a nice-looking camera, too, with big controls well suited for beginners. Of course, you don't get much more than the...

Large, easy-to-read controls; simple operation.

Slow; small LCD.

For a low-cost pocket camera, the Pentax Optio E70 is a good option for those with simple needs.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio E70 Review

 

GOLDEN, CO (January 5, 2009) - PENTAX Imaging Company has announced two stylish, colorful, compact digital cameras: the Optio P70 and Optio E70. The ultra-slim PENTAX Optio P70 digital compact camera is a high-performance model featuring fast, advanced...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Pentax Optio E70 review: Pentax Optio E70

 

Pentax Optio E70

Large, easy-to-read controls; simple operation.

Slow; small LCD.

For a low-cost pocket camera, the Pentax Optio E70 is a good option for those with simple needs.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Pentax Optio E70 Review

 

Bottom line, the Pentax Optio E70 is just too slow. Image quality is sufficient for the needs of a beginner, but no photographer at any skill level wants to wait for their camera to finish processing an image. Again and again.

Simple, beginner-friendly use, Large buttons for easy operation

No white balance control, Slow operation, Noisy images at ISO 400 and above

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Holt (macworld.com)

Review: Pentax Optio E70 digital camera

 

The Optio E70 is good for beginning photographers who don't want to bother to learn the nuances of exposure, framing, and lighting.

The Optio E70 has 18 shooting modes, but that impressive number should not scare off beginners. Big, easily-recognizable icons depict each mode on the menu screen. For instance, little moon and a building represents the “night scene” mode, while a dog...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax Optio E70

 

Takes nice pictures, is quite small and light, has a time lapsed multiple picture mode which is pretty good for such a cheap camera. So ideal camera to take on holiday as you wont really be that worried about losing it.

Feels cheap and poorly built.

Sep, 2009
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