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Pentax Optio S45

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Pentax Optio S45. 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 design and price. The portability and size are also appreciated, but many are critical about the lens and color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio S45 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Pentax Optio S45 - Digital Camera


The four megapixel S45 is one of the latest digital compact cameras to join Pentax's impressive Optio range. It's competitively priced and well made, but how does it perform? Cliff Smith finds out...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

Pentax Optio S45


The Pentax Optio S45 produces decent snaps, but its sluggish performance puts a damper on an otherwise useful little camera.

Ultracompact and portable ; Attractive design ; Large LCD ; Onboard help ; Settings can be saved ; Decent image quality

Sluggish performance ; Slightly soft images ; Some features too well hidden

Good but not great test shots were the norm for the Pentax Optio S45. Colours were generally accurate and well saturated, but transitions between colours were less than smooth. While the camera did a decent enough job focusing, many of our images were...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

Pentax Optio S45 review: Pentax Optio S45


Pentax Optio S45

Ultracompact and portable; attractive design; large LCD; onboard help; settings can be saved; decent image quality.

Sluggish performance; slightly soft images; some features too well hidden.

The Pentax Optio S45 produces decent snaps, but its sluggish performance puts a damper on an otherwise useful little camera.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio S45


The Pentax Optio S45 is a 4 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom lens and 2.5inch LCD. It will sell for $230 ($US) and will only be released for 'limited distribution'. Pentax Optio S45 Reviews DigiCam Reivew has reviewed the Pentax Optio...

The PENTAX Optio S5z is the fifth iteration in the most popular compact and lightweight PENTAX digital camera series. Like its predecessors, the Optio S5z is loaded with features and boasts a 2.5 inch monitor to optimize image composition and playback....

May, 2005

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Pentax Optio S45


This is the best camera ever!!!!!!!!!!

Aug, 2007

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The Good: It's portable; ultra-compact; huge LCD; good image quality; and setting can be changed. The Bad: slow-moving performance. The Bottom Line: I've tried using this in snap shooting and I was astonished with the image result, it's perfect. It has...

Feb, 2007

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Great quality for price


Screen size, physical size, pictures quality (colour and resolution)

Could be a bit sharper optically (larger lens).

Nov, 2006

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This one is a nice, handy and an attractive cam. It has a large LCD screen and it can produce quality coloured images. I hate nothing about this camera as it is one of a kind. It produces amazing snap shots!

Aug, 2006

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