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Pentax Optio S55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Pentax Optio S55. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the price and screen are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about the low light performance and shutter. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, image quality, screen, price

performance, lens, shutter, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio S55 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 S55

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Pentax Optio S55 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and portability are overall positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated.

size, usability, screen, portability, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio S55

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Pentax Optio S55 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the design and lens.

image quality, performance, usability, screen, zoom

lens, design

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio S55

 

Will Pentax ever run out of compact digital cameras? Cliff Smith seems to doubt it.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Pentax Optio S55

 

Smile please. We are about to check out a digital camera from Pentax.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S55

 

Pentax Optio S55 Review. This is a stylish digital camera. It has a metal body and five megapixels and a three times zoom lens.

Outdoor photos ; Ability to zoom in when shooting movies ; Style and design ; Ease of use

Indoor photos ; Shutter lag

"I have mixed feelings about the Pentax Optio S55. Outdoor landscape shots are very good indeed, but the camera struggles in other areas. Against that the camera is relatively inexpensive for its style and build quality."

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S45 / S55

 

The Pentax Optio S45 and S55 feature a Pentax SMC 3x optical zoom lens, a 4 megapixel sensor in the S45, and a 5 megapixel sensor in the S55, and a large 2.5" screen, all encased in a small aluminium body. The Pentax Optio S45 is available from around...

Good photo quality ; Custom White Balance ; Manual Focus ; Excellent value for money fully featured compact digital cameras ; Contrast / Saturation / Sharpness controls (this should be standard on all digital cameras!) ; Audio recording (I'd like it if...

The Pentax Optio S45 and S55 are both good all round digital cameras - easy to fit into pockets, full of features to suit all level of photographer. The cameras take AA batteries, and have a metal body so would make a great travel camera. The easy to...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

This is a very ordinary camera with very little to make it worth recommending. Look elsewhere.

Reasonable image quality

Bulky, mediocre feature set

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Paul Miller (engadget.com)

Pentax Optio S45 and S55 digicams reviewed

 

DigiCamReview.co.uk has a review up for the Pentax Optio S45 and S55 compact digital cameras we spied a while back. They seem to dig the low-priced 4 and 5 megapixel cameras and find the Optios to be comfortable in the hand, easy to use, and capable of...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Michael Shapiro (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio S55 review: Pentax Optio S55

 

Attractive design; easy-to-pocket ultracompact; large display; can shoot low-res 30fps movie clips limited only by size of SD/MMC card; in-camera help function; can apply filters to photos after capture.

Sluggish shot-to-shot and continuous shooting; output not terribly sharp; movie clips are 320x240 max; tendency toward slight underexposure.

The Pentax Optio S55 is a fun ultracompact camera with some handy features, but the camera's slow continuous shooting and inconsistent image quality might compromise your enjoyment.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio S55

 

The new Optio S55 is a compact camera that packs a 5 megapixel imager and a 3X optical zoom lens in a sleek aluminum design. It featuring a smc Pentax lens coupled with their Sliding Lens system that allows the lens to fully retract inside the camera when

The Pentax Optio S55 offers a good value with its under-$300 MSRP, 5-megapixel resolution, ease of fully-automatic operation, useful scene modes, durable compact design, built-in help screens, 2.5-inch LCD monitor and good image quality. It trails the com

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Michael Shapiro (cnet.com.au)

Pentax Optio S55

 

The Pentax Optio S55 is an ultracompact snapshot camera that offers useful help features and decent photo quality.

Attractive design. Easy-to-pocket ultracompact. Large display. Can shoot low-res 30fps movie clips limited only by size of SD/MMC card. In-camera help function. Can apply filters to photos after capture.

Sluggish shot-to-shot and continuous shooting. Output not terribly sharp. Movie clips are 320x240 max. Tendency toward slight underexposure.

The Pentax Optio S55 is a fun ultracompact camera with some handy features, but the camera's slow continuous shooting and inconsistent image quality might compromise your enjoyment.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Pentax Optio S55

 

Visibly larger and thicker than its more expensive 'cousin' the Pentax Optio S55 has more user-adjustable settings than the S5z and is, therefore, more likely to appeal to keen photographers. With the same sensor, lens and LCD monitor as the S5z but a...

Visibly larger and thicker than its more expensive 'cousin' the Pentax Optio S55 has more user-adjustable settings than the S5z and is, therefore, more likely to appeal to keen photographers. With the same sensor, lens and LCD monitor as the S5z but a...

Jun, 2005

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