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Pentax Optio S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Pentax Optio S30. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and portability are also appreciated, but views are divided on the performance. The energy efficiency and screen get critical comments.

usability, portability, price, design, reliability

screen, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Pentax Optio S30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the image quality and design are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the energy efficiency and screen.

usability, price, portability, design, image quality

performance, screen, energy

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

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Pentax Optio S30


The Pentax Optios S30 is a compact 3 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 35mm -105mm on a 35mm camera) and an aluminium body. It has a 1.6" Colour TFT screen. The camera comes with 11mb memory built into the camera, and...

You tend to expect a budget (<£100) digital camera to be basic and lacking in features - not so with the Pentax Optio S30 - a very compact 3 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digital camera with a good 1.6" colour screen, and an aluminium body. The camera...

Dec, 2004

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Top quality, cheap price


This Pentax Optio S30 digital camera was a present at Christmas and my dad liked the look of it so much he shortly bought another ...

Mar, 2005

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Good decision on New year


I was planning to buy a decent digital camera under ?100, and Amazon had the right model for the right price. I had bought a Fuji ...

Jan, 2005

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Brilliant camera, brilliant service!


I have been meaning to buy a digital camera for a loooong time. I am used to using 35mm SLR cameras, and thought I'd get a digital...

Jan, 2005

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Excellent Purchase


I bought a Pentax Optio S digital camera about 18 months ago on a trip to the US. At the time it cost over ?300. We've had wonderf...

Dec, 2004

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compact, versatile, easy to use


I bought the Pentax Optio S30 after my 3-year old Fujifilm camera developed a fault. I am delighted with its compact size and now,...

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