Excerpt: I love taking pictures and digital cameras are pretty much my only preference for photos these days. I know what I like in my photos: crisp, clear color and great quality. The Pentax Optio A10 digital camera is a reasonably nice camera to have.
Great quality photos, convienent size, but not durable and not quick.
20 May 2013
Summary: I am now on #3 of the Pentax A10. I have been using one since 2006. It takes excellent quality photos. The small size is convenient. This camera is not quick. The number of seconds it takes to hold down the button to take a picture is disappointing. Don't expect any action shots (Not that you should from any point and shoot camera, but my phone takes faster shots than this camera but not near the quality). This camera is not durable.
Summary: I have to hide this thing, because everyone in the family is always looking to use it, but this one does not get away from me, because its light weight and easy travel, makes it perfect for me wherever I go.
Reliable workhorse with great features for photographing textual documents
17 October 2012
Summary: The Pentax Optio A10 is now quite a dated camera. It does not support SDHC cards and thus one is limited to below 2G SD cards, if you can find them anywhere else other than E-Bay. Most retail sellers no longer carry them. That said, the Optio A10 has several redeeming features. I predominantly use the Optio A10 for photographing documents at archives.
good product, good value. very happy with my purchase.
7 August 2012
Summary: I lost my camera and bought this one just as something in between until I can afford one I really want. It takes excellent macro and scenery shots which is what I bought the camera for. I still haven't explored all of the options yet, as it has tons of functions, but it takes great photos on auto settings if you're not into all the bells and whistles.
Summary: Excellent Quality and Performance. I was a little leary over the reviews about the ISO 200 settings until I saw ALL the compact cameras have the same ISO fault at that level. Since I do not need a Hasselblad this camera will do just fine.
For those who take a lot of pictures where the final quality matters most.
27 July 2011
Summary: This truly is a pocket sized camera. Just a bit smaller than the average mans wallet. This is a camera that you can take with you all of the time. the large display screen makes it easy to just point and shoot. I have owned quite a few digital cameras over the years. In the end what matters most is the final product. The pictures. This camera has them all beat hands down.
Summary: I love the size, the quality of the photographs and the ease of operation - I have other cameras but find myself carrying this one at all times - you never know when there will be a "Pentax" moment happening and you want to be ready!
Summary: I love this camera. I have owned 4! I carry this as a back-up when I am shooting professionally. I have sold numerous shots from this camera including ones blown up to 20x24. The Pantax Optio A10 is so popular, it is hard to find and the prices are often as high used as new.