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Pentax Optio MX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Pentax Optio MX. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the color and image quality. The portability and durability are also appreciated, whereas the usability and focus get critical views.

screen, durability, portability, image quality, color

zoom, performance, reliability, focus, usability

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

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Expert review by : David English (cnet.co.uk)

Pentax Optio MX review

 

Intro It may not be the Holy Grail, but so far no one has figured out how to successfully squeeze high-quality photo- and video-recording into a single compact device. The Pentax Optio MX mostly succeeds because it doesn't try to be supersmall, and its...

Well-integrated photo/video functionality; 3.2-megapixel photos; VGA-resolution 30fps video recording; 10X zoom; swiveling LCD monitor.

Slow automatic focus and wake-up time; LCD image freezes during prefocus; zoom and aperture changes create audible noise on video recordings; awkwardly placed zoom control.

The Pentax Optio MX blurs the line between digital cameras and camcorders by offering moderate-quality photos and video recordings.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : David English (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio MX review

 

Intro It may not be the Holy Grail, but so far no one has figured out how to successfully squeeze high-quality photo- and video-recording into a single compact device. The Pentax Optio MX mostly succeeds because it doesn't try to be supersmall, and its...

Well-integrated photo/video functionality; 3.2-megapixel photos; VGA-resolution 30fps video recording; 10X zoom; swiveling LCD monitor.

Slow automatic focus and wake-up time; LCD image freezes during prefocus; zoom and aperture changes create audible noise on video recordings; awkwardly placed zoom control.

The Pentax Optio MX blurs the line between digital cameras and camcorders by offering moderate-quality photos and video recordings.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Camera Has Video Smarts

 

Pentax Optio MX nicely captures both stills and video.

Oct, 2004

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

Pentax Optio MX

 

Continue on to Page Two OptioMX Specifications Effective Pixels: 3.2 megapixels Imager: 1/2.7 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter Total Pixels: 3.34 megapixels Color Depth: 12 bit x 3 colors Recorded Pixels: Movie: 640x480 (VGA),...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

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

 

Those wanting a hybrid digital still and video camera with a satisfying zoom and no costly digital video tapes to mess with may want to consider the Optio MX. With an available 120 minutes of continuous movie and sound recording time (depending on...

The Optio MX has a whopping 10x, 5.8-58mm lens, the equivalent of a 38-380mm lens on a 35mm camera. Maximum aperture ranges from f/2.9 to f/3.5, depending on the zoom position. Focus covers a range from 1.31 feet (0.4 meters) to infinity in still...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio MX

 

Pentax revealed today its brand new Optio MX - a palm sized 3.2 megapixel camera with a 10x optical zoom lens that not only captures still images but also high resolution (VGA) full motion movies in MPEG-4 format. It has an LCD that swivels...

It has an LCD that swivels horizontally and vertically for ease of use

Feb, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Pentax OptioMX

 

10x Optical Zoom, Lot of features in a small package

Poor sound quality, not for beginners

Nov, 2005

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