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Pentax Optio S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The portability and price also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the performance. The energy efficiency and screen get negative reviews.

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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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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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