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Pentax Optio P70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews of Pentax Optio P70. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the viewfinder and performance, while some have doubts about the memory and image stabilizer.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

battery, flash, reliability, stabilizer , memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio P70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio P70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Pentax Optio P70 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the durability and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the flash and reliability. Comments are divided on the performance.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

battery, reliability, flash

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio P70

 

Pentax's new pocket-sized snapper has 4x zoom wide angle and almost HD video

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax New Optio Has 6 Appeal

 

No frills, but darn practical and with six megapixels at a good price.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Increases Optio[n]s

 

Pentax bulks out its Optio range of digital cameras with a couple of rather nice, slinky looking little numbers.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Optio P70 review

 

Great for those on a budget.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax Optio P70 review

 

The Pentax Optio P70 squeezes in several neat features, including HD video capture, but achieving the low price did necessitate making a few compromises.

Despite a few compromises, the Pentax Optio P70 offers good value for a small, light camera that you can carry anywhere. Considering its 12Mp sensor, the camera delivers rather lacklustre image quality, but it's certainly adequate for the price. Though...

May, 2009

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

Pentax Optio P70

 

Test review of the Pentax Optio P70 digital camera - ultra-slim and pocket-friendly

Sep, 2009

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

Pentax Optio P70

 

Pentax launch a stylish new compact but remember looks aren't everything.

The Pentax Optio P70 has some fantastic selling points but sadly they have become overshadowed by its two major flaws. The P70 is a slow camera producing plenty of noise in lowlight conditions.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Pentax Optio P70

 

This is a handy sized snapshot camera. Attractions include High Definition movies and the ability to increase the amount of zoom available when shooting at lower resolutions. Picture quality is average.

Ease of use

Macro shots are distant - noise creeps in from time to time - shutter delay times

Not every digital camera can be fantastic. I was left with a feeling that the Pentax Optio P70 is not really cheap enough to overcome some of the problems I found. The problems may not always be that big, but I feel there is better value for money to...

May, 2009

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax Optio P70

 

Unlike Matt Grayson, the Pentax Optio P70 is slim, attractive and takes a lithium ion battery.

Slim body; Big zoom for camera; Easy to use

Slow transfer to memory card

May, 2009

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (techworld.com)

Pentax Optio P70 camera

 

The 12-megapixel Pentax Optio P70 point-and-shoot camera is easy to use and takes decent snaps.

Despite a few compromises, the Pentax Optio P70 offers good value for a small, light camera that you can carry anywhere. Considering its 12Mp sensor, the camera delivers rather lacklustre image quality, but it's certainly adequate for the price. Though...

May, 2009

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