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Pentax Optio X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Pentax Optio X. 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. Comments about the size and portability are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. The storage and shutter get critical views.

performance, usability, design, portability, size

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pentax Optio X from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The size is also appreciated.

design, size, usability

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 X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Pentax Optio X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the color and durability are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the size. Reviews are divided on the performance.

design, usability, portability, durability, color

size

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax Optio X

 

The diminutive five megapixel Optio X features a swivel-body design that rotates 270-degrees, one section housing an excellent 3x optical zoom lens and flash unit while the meat of the camera is in the other, larger section, which includes the large...

Superb metering, great colour and control of image noise, excellent build quality, great specification

Counter intuitive controls, over compression (or JPEG-ing) of image detail

The Optio X is replete with shooting options: a very comprehensive package indeed. Picture quality is marred by over compression, even when shooting in its top quality mode, detail is JPEG'd away in shots such as landscape photos form example.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Pentax Optio X

 

The Optio X has been designed for the average snapper " someone who wants the whole photography process to be simple and, above all, stylish. Its a well-built machine that will get you noticed, but the image quality and pr

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

Review of the Pentax Optio X - Digital SLR Reviews

 

The Optio X boasts a twist and swivel body design that sees the lens barrel rotate through 45° forward and 180° back...

Expert review by : Donald Melanson (engadget.com)

Pentax Optio X reviewed

 

AnandTech has a review of Pentax's new twistable Optio X digital camera. The specs seem to hit all the right notes, 5 megapixel with a 3x optical zoom, but as you can expect with ultra-compact cameras, there are some trade offs. Resolution is below...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Robert Ellis (pcworld.com)

Pentax OptioX

 

Printer manual ; Time-lapse movies ; Live histogram ; Exposure wanings ; Unique swivel body ; Interval timer

Awkward thumbstick control ; Dark, noisy images ; Poor video quality ; Barrel distortion ; Requires cradle to recharge and transfer pictures ; Slow continuous-shooting mode

Jan, 2005

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

Pentax Optio X

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Optio X Specifications Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash Effective Pixels: 5.0 megapixels Image Capture Device: Type - 1/2.5 inch interline...

Dec, 2004

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

Pentax Optio X

 

More of a gadget than a camera.

Ultracompact ; Decent macro capabilities ; Swivelling lens

Quirky ergonomics ; Poor performance ; Average image quality

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Robert Ellis (macworld.com)

Pentax OptioX

 

This 5-megapixel camera has a split body that swivels like a Rubik's Cube. But the novel design is offset by average picture quality.

Unique swivel body ; live histogram ; exposure wanings ; time-lapse movies ; interval timer ; printer manual

Dark, noisy images ; barrel distortion ; poor video quality ; awkward thumbstick control ; slow continuous-shooting mode ; requires cradle to recharge and transfer pictures

The twistable LCD is sharp and easy to read. It's also handy for self-portraits and for shooting at odd angles. There's no optical viewfinder. Menus are easy to navigate, but the controller is an awkward thumbstick. But there are some nice features; in...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio X

 

The 5.0 megapixel Pentax Optio X is a new direction in digital cameras for Pentax with its distinct design separating lens and screen separated by a rotating connector. It is a similar concept to the swivel design of some of Nikon's Coolpix range. The...

The Pentax Optio X is a compact camera with a 3x optical zoom and large 2.0inch LCD. The lens can be rotated 180 degrees upward and 90 degrees down

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"No regrets with this purchase"

 
Jul, 2005
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