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Pentax Optio S6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Pentax Optio S6. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the price and design. The size and usability also get good comments, but there are mixed comments on the battery and image quality. Some have doubts about the focus and viewfinder.

portability, usability, size, design, price

performance, shutter, lens, viewfinder, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio S6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio S6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Pentax Optio S6 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. Comments about the price and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and size also get good feedback, but the lens and focus get critical opinions.

portability, size, usability, battery, price

image quality, performance, shutter, focus, lens

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio S6

 

Pentax has updated its slim and stylish pocket camera once more, but does the Optio S6 bring enough new features to the table?

If you're looking for an ultra-compact camera that can deliver good quality pictures with a minimum of fuss, the Optio S6 should certainly be near the top of your list. It is well made, attractively designed, and is one of the smallest and lightest...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Pentax Optio S6 review

 

Pentax is gaining ground in the good-looking compact stakes

Looks good and acts fast

Grain and noise issues with enlargements

This cute and stylish compact gets many things right, and is certainly fun to hang out with

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (tech.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S6

 

We've long been enamoured with the Canon's Ixus range, but the new Optios are equally attractive. Take the S6: from the front it takes the concept of a simple silver rectangular box with a lens totally to heart...

Looks good and acts fast

Grain and noise issues with enlargements

This cute and stylish compact gets many things right, and is certainly fun to hang out with

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Joshua (digicamreview.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S6

 

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Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S6

 

Pentax Optio S6 Review. This is one of the most compact digital cameras you are likely to find. It scores well for ease of use.

Simple design ; Ease of use

Picture quality ; Shutter lag

Although the Pentax Optio S6 scores highly in a number of areas the critical area of picture quality lets this camera down. With a slow shutter response too this camera proves to be a disappointment.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S6

 

Latest edition to the Pentax Optio S series retaining most of the expected features with just a few new ones. Desirable to look at, easy to handle, and capable of some impressive pictures. Theres very little not to like about this cute

Expert review by : Mary Branscombe (thinkcamera.com)

Review: Pentax Optio S6

 

This is one of the smallest and lightest ultra-compacts that still has a range of adjustments rather than just a range of point and shoot options

The use of DiVX for video

The lack of an optical viewfinder ; No RAW format

When you don't want to carry a larger camera, you could happily slip the Optio S6 in your pocket for quick snaps with more control than you might expect from an ultra-compact. But if you can manage a little more weight, be sure to compare it to similar...

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S6

 

Announced on the 1st of September 05, the Pentax Optio S6 is an ultra-compact 6 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and a high resolution 2.5" screen with 232k pixels. The lens is a new version of Pentax's SMC lens, and is the smallest...

MPEG4 / DIVX Video recording mode ; High resolution 2.5" screen ; Extremely small, metal body ; Good results outdoors with saturated colours and good contrast ; Good value for money ; Low purple fringing

The Pentax Optio S6 is an ultra compact digital camera featuring 6 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a high resolution 2.5" screen. The easy to use camera offers several useful scene modes and features such as custom white balance, manual...

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

Review of the Pentax Optio S6 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Pentax's latest slim compact is the Optio S6. This point and shoot follows the Optio S5Z and is an upgrade rather than a radical change...

Expert review by : Shams Tarek (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio S6 review

 

Pentax Optio S6

Compact and attractive design; well built; easy to use.

Photos suffer from some lens artifacts; slow; little to no manual exposure control.

The Pentax Optio S6 is a well-built, compact, and attractive camera that is a pleasure to use for snapshots but won't dazzle with its photo quality.

Dec, 2005

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