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Pentax Optio A20
4.8 out of 10

Pentax Optio A20

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax Optio A20

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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
7.5
Performance 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 7
7.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Expert Review

DP Review
9 April 2008
  • Conclusion: To quote from my own review of the A10, 'As someone who first got hooked on photography with a 30 year old Pentax and who has had a soft spot for the brand ever since, I just hope the next generation of Optio can build on the A10's undoubted strengths, and iron out the wrinkles and give us a camera...
  • Pros: Good resolution, natural accurate color, subtle processing, Subtle noise reduction holds onto detail higher up the ISO scale, Excellent all-metal construction, Good white balance, Good flash performance, Very compact, Shake Reduction, Useful 'green button' offers good degree of interface customiz...
  • Cons: Slow focus, Fairly high shutter lag, Slow flash recycling, Shake Reduction not as reliable as some competitors, Noise visible even at ISO 64, especially in low light, very noisy at higher ISOs (see above, however), Images a little soft - and not that clean - if you look too close, Screen impossib...
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Test: Pentax Optio A20

Pop Photo
9 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Test: Pentax Optio A2019161PentaxOptio A20The Pentax Optio A20 (street $300) doesn't look all that special on the outside, but beauty is on the inside, and this 3x zoom (38-113mm equivalent), 10MP point-and-shoot has a few features that really stand out.
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Overall 9
8.6
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Pentax Optio A20 Review

What Digital Camera
5 March 2007
  • Summary: While its design might not be to everyone’s taste, and it lacks the point-and-shoot speed and simplicity some other compacts offer, with a bit of time and patience the A20 delivers
  • Pros: Image quality, Manual shutter speed and aperture, Compact
  • Cons: Slow reviewing of images, Slow point-and-shoot capability
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Review: Pentax Optio A20

Tech Digest
7 August 2014
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio A20

Tech2
1 December 2007
  • Excerpt: To be honest, when I got the Pentax A20 for review I expected it to be a simple point-and-shoot ultra-compact with probably a few manual exposure features, like most higher-end ultra-compacts out there. But then again, this wasn't the first time my first impressions were wrong.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 3
2.5
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
25 August 2007
  • Summary: Whether you're willing to tolerate hefty shooting and interminable processing delays will depend on how highly you value the A20's gorgeous colours, fine detail and low noise. The competent anti-shake and manual shooting features might help you make up your mind.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio A20 review

TechRadar UK
19 December 2006
  • Summary: Pentax's flagship compact is slow and steady
  • Pros: Crisp and sharp images
  • Cons: Slow Multi-functional controls are over-complex
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax Optio A20 digital camera

Pocket Lint
8 November 2006
  • Pros: Excellent metering, great all-metal build, good feature set, great image quality, low noise
  • Cons: Face AF can be slow, screen difficult to use in direct sunlight, no optical viewfinder, manual exposure control limited by inflexible aperture control steps
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Expert Review

Tecnozoom
29 September 2006
  • Excerpt: La Pentax Optio A20 è una fotocamera digitale con risoluzione fino a 10 Megapixel e zoom ottico da 3.0x. Supporta l'espansione di memoria Secure Digital.
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