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Pentax Optio SVi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Pentax Optio SVi. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and zoom are overall positive. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the shutter and performance.

design, portability, durability, zoom, usability

performance, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio SVi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pentax Optio SVi from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the zoom and glare are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, glare, zoom

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

Nov, 2019


Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

Pentax Optio SVi - Digital Camera


Cliff Smith thinks that the Pentax Optio SVi is a winner, just like the original Optio SV before it.

An excellent photographer's camera at a very reasonable price – the SVi has a lot of creative versatility and the image quality to back it up. Superb build quality, nice handling and an attractive design make it an outstanding all-round camera,...

Sep, 2005

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Pentax Optio SVi


Pentax Optio SVi Review. In most ways this is a standard point and shoot digital camera. It main cliam to be different is its longer than standard 5x optical zoom lens.

Design and build quality ; Good range of features ; Zoom works in movie mode

Shutter lag ; Indoor photos

"The Pentax Optio SVi is an attractive five megapixel digital camera that packs quite a punch. It offers a longer than standard zoom lens, plus manual controls whilst retaining a very compact shape and style."

Sep, 2005

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Pentax - Optio SVi


5-megapixel cameras seem to be everywhere nowadays, and Pentax has recently expanded its already strong family at this specification to include two new models, the Optio S5z and the Optio SVi. The headline feature of ...

The Optio SVi is a competent camera with a good range of user definable settings and some, like manual focus adjustment, which we'd like to see a lot more widespread. The ease of access to many of these settings should help those who like to experiment...

Sep, 2005

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Pentax Optio SVi


Another addition to the growing Pentax Optio family. This new arrival is certainly tiny with its stylish aluminium body. Smooth zoom control and a sharp lens make for vibrant images. The SVi is stylish and sexy, however the impatient p

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Pentax Optio SVi - Digital SLR Reviews


The SVi is the latest in what seems like a very (very) long line of small and sleek compacts from Pentax.

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio SVi


The Pentax Optio SVi is a 5.0 megapixel digital camera with a 5x Optical Zoom and 1.8 inch LCD screen. It looks like being a European release initially - based on the Optio SV released elsewhere. Trusted Reviews has a review of the Pentax Optio SVi and...

PENTAX introduces the new OptioSVi - a compact, lightweight digital camera designed specially for the utmost in portability. With 5X optical zoom capability, it gives you the freedom to compose as you like. And with a new design featuring an improved...

May, 2005

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