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Pentax Optio V20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Pentax Optio V20. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The zoom and portability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the price and sensor. Some have doubts about the image stabilizer.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio V20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio V20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Pentax Optio V20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and usability. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio V20

 

Another new ultra-compact from Pentax, with 5x zoom and 8 megapixels

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Long zoom and large display

 

The Optio V20 is an 8-megapixel point & shoot camera that offers a number of useful extras. Having a 5X optical zoom lets you get significantly closer to the action. And a high resolution 3-inch LCD display means you can see if a picture is really...

Huge 3-inch wide viewing-angle LCD, 5X optical zoom, Plenty of fun and useful software features, Digital shake reduction with ISO up to 6400

No optical zoom during movies, No super-macro, No sensor shift shake reduction

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Barribeau (washingtonpost.com)

Pentax Optio V20

 

If you're looking for an inexpensive point-and-shoot that offers a nice value proposition, consider the Pentax Optio V20. This little camera shoots 8-megapixel images, offers an impressive 5x zoom and a large 3-inch LCD screen, and sells for a...

The big selling point of this camera is the size of its zoom, given the fact that it's quite a small camera. The 5x lens has a 6.3mm-31.5mm range (equivalent to 36mm-180mm in 35mm photography). You can also boost the zoom range by reducing megapixel...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Steve Morgenstern (reviewed.com)

Pentax Optio V20

 

The glossy 3-inch LCD screen, flush with the camera body and surrounded by a thin black bezel, dominates the back of the camera. If visible fingerprints drive you crazy, this camera may not be good for your mental well-being, since the glossy screen,...

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Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Pentax Optio V20 Review

 

Pentax has been producing capable but generally unexciting film cameras and SLR optics for more than half a century. Since the beginning of the digital imaging revolution they've has focused lots of corporate attention on developing and marketing...

Excellent image quality, Very good lens, Relatively quick, Simple to operate

Expensive, No image stabilization, Slow maximum aperture

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Hanlon (gizmag.com)

Pentax Optio V20 tackles blinking subjects

 

PENTAX's new US$300 Optio V20 is designed to help overcome one of happysnapping's greatest problems - blinking subjects. The 'Digital Shake Reduction' reaches new levels too, and compensates not just for the snappers shaking hands, but moving subjects...

The V20 weighs in at 145 grams, delivers an 8-megapixel compact digital camera with 5x optical lens - those words spin off the tongue very easily, but it isn't that long ago that a lens of this range and quality on a 35mm camera would have cost you a...

May, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Pentax Optio V20

 

The Pentax Optio V20 (announced 17 March, 2008) is an 8.0 megapixel ultra slim point and shoot camera with a 5x zoom lens (36mm - 180mm equivalent) and a 3.0 inch LCD monitor. The Optio V20 has innovative features such … Continue reading →

It also features, 52 megabytes of internal memory, auto tracking AF and Auto Macro mode and digital shake reduction.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Conrad H. Blickenstorfer (digicamera.com)

Pentax Optio V20

 

In March of 2008, Pentax Imaging Company announced the Optio V20 compact digital camera with a 5X zoom lens, 8.0 megapixels, and a large 3.0 inch LCD monitor. The camera is slim and stylish, and designed to make it easy to capture images in a wide...

No optical zoom during movies, No super-macro, No sensor shift shake reduction

The Optio V20 is an 8-megapixel point & shoot camera that offers a number of useful extras. Having a 5X optical zoom lets you get significantly closer to the action. And a high resolution 3-inch LCD display means you can see if a picture is really...

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax Optio V20

 

icons information on screen variety of features

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax Optio V20

 

many features

a bit fidly

Oct, 2008
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