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Pentax Optio SV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of Pentax Optio SV. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The size and zoom are also appreciated. The memory and reliability get negative opinions. The viewfinder and image quality get mixed comments.

portability, zoom, size, usability, screen

performance, shutter, focus, reliability, memory

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio SV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Pentax Optio SV from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the battery and usability are overall positive. The zoom and size also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and durability. There are some mixed comments about the performance.

portability, size, zoom, usability, battery

image quality, shutter, focus, durability, viewfinder

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio SV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Pentax Optio SV from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and screen. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the size and memory.

zoom, portability, price, screen, usability

shutter, performance, reliability, memory, size

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio SV - Digital Camera

 

Pentax has managed to squeeze a 5x optical zoom into a very compact digital camera. The Optio SV looks set to take the compact digital camera market by storm.

Pentax has created an excellent camera in the form of the Optio SV and although it’s not completely perfect, it’s pretty close. The maximum four second shutter priority could be better and the detail resolution isn't quite on a par with the Ixus 500,...

Feb, 2005

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

Review of the Pentax Optio SV - Digital SLR Reviews

 

The Optio SV's killer feature is the 5x zoom, plus a 5MP resolution covering the 35mm equivalent of 36-180mm.

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio SV review

 

Pentax Optio SV A 5X optical zoom lens, excellent macro capabilities, and a burst mode that doesn't know when to quit differentiate the otherwise average Pentax Optio SV from the proliferation of 5-megapixel snapshot cameras. One of four 5-megapixel...

Compact and easy to use; indefatigable burst mode; excellent macro capabilities.

Average image quality; mediocre performance.

Though this snapshot camera has some admirable qualities, its poor performance and photo quality keep it from making the grade.

Mar, 2005

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

Pentax Optio SV

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Pentax Optio SV Specifications Type: Fully automatic compact digital still camera with built-in zoom lens Effective Pixels: 5.0 megapixels Sensor: 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter 5.36...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com.au)

Pentax Optio SV

 

Though this snapshot camera has some admirable qualities, its poor performance and photo quality keep it from making the grade.

Compact and easy to use ; Indefatigable burst mode ; Excellent macro capabilities

Average image quality ; Mediocre performance

Mar, 2005

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Pentax Optio SV Digital Camera Review

 

Launched in 2004, it has been a camera with a revolutionary reduction in size with excellent portability and ease of use (aluminium alloy body, but the camera tripod mount is plastic). Red-eye reduction function does not always work for this digital...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

At first glance, the PentaxOptio SV (street price around $360) looks likejust another ultra-compact metal camera. And forthe most part, that's just what it is -- with oneexception. Unlike nearly all of the competition,the SV packs a powerful 5X zoom...

Ultra-compact, stylish metal body with a 5X zoom lens, Full manual controls, Very good macro mode, Can save favorite settings to mode dial, Nice features: numerous bracketing options, interval shooting, digital filters, Camera charging cradle can...

Soft, fuzzy images; above average noise levels for a 5MP camera, Sluggish performance: average (or maybe worse) focusing and shot-to-shot times, unimpressive continuous shooting mode, Redeye, LCD difficult to see in low light, Poor low light focusing,...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (photokina-show.com)

Pentax Optio SV

 

Pentax Corporation introduces the new OptioSV, a compact digital camera with 5X optical zoom and the image quality of 5.0 effective megapixels. It also has particularly compact dimensions, bringing such zooming power together with portability. Such...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio SV

 

The Pentax Optio SV is a 5.36 megapixel digital camera with a 5x Optical Zoom lens that has plenty of features to keep even the more serious digital photographer happy. It has 12 picture modes, a 1.8inch LCD and a aluminum alloy body. The Pentax Optio...

The Pentax Optio SV incorporates a sliding lens system with a sleek design that measures in at only 3.0 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : David MacNeill (digicamera.com)

Digital Camera

 

As I wrote in my review of the Epson L-500V elsewhere in this issue of Digital Camera magazine, the 4 to 5-megapixel subcompact has come to be the definitive all-purpose, take-everywhere digicam for virtually everyone. The price/performance/size...

If you can get past the speed issue, you have much in the Optio SV that will make you happy. It has the longest zoom in its class, the aforementioned superb optical performance, a super-macro mode that gets you in insanely close (3cm), an...

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