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Pentax Optio A30
4.9 out of 10

Pentax Optio A30

The Pentax Optio A30 a midpriced 10-megapixel ultra-camera, is t Read more

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Elegant 10 megapixel ultra-compact impresses with useful technology improvements

30 November 2011
  • Summary: Only a short while ago, the mere thought of an affordable 10 megapixel camera was inconceivable, and certainly not one as compact, sleek, and easy-to-use as the Pentax Optio A30.
  • Pros: Elegant, handy 10-megapixel camera, High quality "Intelligent" zoom, Logically laid out and very simple to use, Bright, high-res, wide viewing angle 2.5-inch LCD, Manual modes available, Effective shake reduction modes, Helpful "Green Mode" button
  • Cons: Some menus and functions are buried or not marked, No optical zoom in movie mode, Mediocre battery life, Confusing use of shake reduction modes, Confusing implementation of "Green Mode" button
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Overall 6

Pentax Optio A30

24 September 2007
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio A30 is somewhat modest in hiding respectable picture quality, optical image stabilisation and flexible manual options behind cartoony controls in an understated frame -- all for a very reasonable price, too
  • Pros: Optical image stabilisation; decent picture quality; lots of manual options for a compact.
  • Cons: Plasticky buttons; weak video.
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Digital Camera Review
16 April 2007
  • Summary: When Pentax introduced the Optio A20 in August 2006, they called it the “flagship of the Optio digital camera line”. Don’t look now, mates, but the admiral has just transferred his flag.
  • Pros: Color/image quality, Image stabilization, Some manual control options
  • Cons: Battery life, No RAW format for images
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Steve's Digicams
13 April 2007
  • Summary: The PENTAX Optio A30 features 10.0 effective megapixels, a 1/1.8 inch CCD with a wide dynamic range for superior tones, an smc PENTAX zoom lens and an image processing engine that gives a rich color reproduction.
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Overall 9

Pentax Optio A30

Trusted Reviews
19 June 2007
  • Summary: Is this the camera that can put Pentax back at the top?
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Overall 7

Pentax A30 digital camera

Pocket Lint
10 May 2007
  • Pros: Anti-Shake, image quality from afar, DiVX support
  • Cons: Image quality up close
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Kompaktkamera: Pentax Optio A30 im Test

28 May 2008
  • Excerpt: 25.03.2008 07:28 Uhr | Neu | 0 Mit der Optio A30 deklassiert Pentax die gesamte Kompaktkamera-Konkurrenz. Leider ist auch sie nicht ganz fehlerfrei, wie wir im Test feststellten.
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Overall 9

Pentax Optio A30

14 October 2007
  • Summary: Pentax Optio A30 er et herlig lite kompakt digitalkamera. Det føles utrolig solid, har en rekordhøy oppløsning, og den innebygde bildestabilisatoren gjør det lett å ta gode bilder hver gang! Både brukervennligheten og bildekvaliteten står i høysetet.
  • Pros: Solid bygd, Bildestabilisator, Veldig brukervennlig, Tar gode bilder, Reagerer raskt i dagslys
  • Cons: Uklare videoopptak
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Mobile Review
9 August 2007
  • Summary: Pentax Optio A30 является старшей моделью линейки по праву. Для цифрового компакта своих габаритов камера удивительно функциональна. Другой вопрос, насколько широка целевая аудитория, готовая платить больше за возможность настройки экспозиции вручную и матрицу большего размера.
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Pentax Optio A30

12 June 2007
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