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Pentax Optio S4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of Pentax Optio S4. 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. Opinions about the portability and usability are generally positive. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the memory. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and shutter.

image quality, size, performance, usability, portability

durability, battery, flash, shutter, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio S4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio S4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Pentax Optio S4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the flash and durability. Reviews are divided on the zoom.

usability, image quality, size, portability, performance

durability, flash

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S4 review

 

Pentax Optio S4

Stylish and ultracompact; nice selection of features for beginning and intermediate users.

Sluggish performance; finicky autofocus; below-average image quality.

Few competitors can top the S4's style and features, but many deliver better pictures and performance.

Nov, 2003

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

Review of the Pentax Optio S4 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

While there aren't many cameras you could hide under a credit card, the 4MP S4 is one...

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Pentax Optio S4

 

Simple styling, small size, and exceptional ease of use mark the Pentax Optio S4.

Summary: The S4 is an easy-to-use camera that produces good images. To save a few cents, however, the feeling of quality is compromised.

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio S4 review

 

Pentax Optio S4

Stylish and ultracompact; nice selection of features for beginning and intermediate users.

Sluggish performance; finicky autofocus; below-average image quality.

Few competitors can top the S4's style and features, but many deliver better pictures and performance.

Nov, 2003

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

Pentax Optio S4

 

Continue on to Page Two Optio S4 Specifications Effective Pixels 4.0 megapixels Image Sensor Type - 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter Total Pixels - 4.23 megapixels Color Depth - 10 bit x 3 colors Recorded Pixels 2304x1728,...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Pentax Optio S4 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

The Optio S4 has a 3x zoom, 5.8-17.4mm lens, the equivalent of a 35-105mm lens on a 35mm camera, just like its predecessor, the Optio S. The lens is where Pentax made a real innovation with the Optio S, in that its internal elements actually "unstack"...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Hardware Zone (hardwarezone.com)

Pentax Optio S4

 

Even though the Pentax Optio S4 is small enough to fit into an Altoids© mint can, Pentax certainly did not skimp on its features. It boasts 2 types of focusing (spot and 7-point), 6 modes of focusing (auto, macro, super-macro, landscape, manual,...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (zdnet.com.au)

Pentax Optio S4

 

Will the Optio S4 prove a worthy upgrade for existing Optio S users?

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio S4

 

The Pentax Optio S4 is a great looking little camera. The Optio range has a great reputation and the S4 looks to continue this. European Readers buy the Pentax Optio S4 here Its got a 4.0 sensor, real image optical viewfinder, 1.6inch LCD, 3x optical...

You could take this camera almost anywhere due to its compact nature and versatile list of features

Nov, 2003

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Windows 98 compatibility?

 

Can't get my Pentax Optio S4 digital camera to work with Win 98 and USB 1.1 - possibly not as compatible as it could be. Cute and ...

Jun, 2004

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