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Pentax Optio A30
4.7 out of 10

Pentax Optio A30

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

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Overall 2
2.0

What heppened to Pentax quality?

Walter K., Newegg
14 April 2008
  • Summary: Exposure accuracy is decent.
  • Pros: Not a choking hazard for small children.
  • Cons: First camera was DOA (lens extends, screen flashes, and then locks up), 2nd lasted about a month and then forgot time/date (must be set every time camera is turned on). Common problem with this model on dpreview. Battery life is dismal, looks like they discharge in the camera when it is turned of...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
28 September 2007
  • Pros: Great camera. If you're looking for a small camera that takes great pictures, then this is an excellent choice.
  • Cons: Battery life could be a little better, but it's not a bad problem.
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Overall 10
10

Great Camara

William P., Newegg
26 July 2007
  • Pros: I like everything about this camara...size,quality, etc. Takes great pics and for a 10mp, it was a great deal. Very easy to use. It's great!
  • Cons: Nothing to dislike about this camara. I would say the one con is needs a bigger memory card. Add a 2GB for a combo deal would be good.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera for the rebated price

Dave F., Newegg
21 June 2007
  • Summary: I've heard that Pentax and Nikon are the best brands to get. If my problem goes away, then Pentax is really good.
  • Pros: This baby packs more detail than anything I have ever seen. A big leap from my 2.0 MP Sony Cybershot. Holds a ton of photos with the SanDisk Ultra II 2GB card. I love how unlike the Sony Cybershot, where you have to use the wheel to get here and there, you push two to three buttons to get where u...
  • Cons: I may give a higher rating later, but after I bought this camera, all my pictures are somewhat rounded and not flat like my Sony Cybershot was. I don't know if this is an optical effect from the lens or what. I it is a feature I need to disable, because I would hate to have round pictures only wi...
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Overall 10
10

A30 Rocks!

Lia V., Newegg
6 June 2007
  • Pros: This camera is awesome. I've had it since March and I've tested every feature on it - and I'm far from a pro. This camera makes my photos look great, even though I really don't have a technical clue. I've been able to shoot videos and tons of photos. I've recommended this camera to my family too....
  • Cons: Pentax could have made a better battery choice. Came with 710mAh, but I purchased two 1200mAh to supplement. Fortunately the batteries recharge very quickly.
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Overall 10
10

My 2nd Optio

Frederick W., Newegg
23 May 2007
  • Summary: This is my first electronics purchase in YEARS that was NOT from NewEgg. I found it $30 cheaper elsewhere. I contacted NewEgg first since I am a long time customer, they will not price match. Sorry, NewEgg this other company came through, no problems, no regrets.
  • Pros: This A30 replaces my Optio S4. It has a LOT more features, Anti-Shake is Great! Movies at 640x480 30fps (DVD quality) as long as you want. (Memory limited only) Supports SDHC, which can go up to 32Gb, only 8Gb is for sale at this time though. Tons of shooting options, very easy to switch between ...
  • Cons: I hope it is more drop resistant than the S4
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Pentax A30 Camera

missy, ReviewStream
6 May 2007
  • Excerpt: For my pay last month, I bought a Pentax A30 camera. I am not so particular about the brand name, and I bought it because of its functions. There are a few things that I love about this Pentax, though not many people use it. I love the …
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Overall 10
10

Nice Camera

Adrian P., Newegg
2 April 2007
  • Summary: I'm glad I upgraded to this. I looked for other reviews of this, but as it's so new, couldn't find any. So was a bit sceptical about purchasing it. So far, am liking it a lot and can't wait to use it a lot more. New Egg also delivered on time. No probs with that either.
  • Pros: I have owned the Pentax Optio S5i for the last few years and thought it was time for an upgrade. I've just got this and messed around with some of the basic functions and taken some quick pictures - all good so far. It's a very very compact design, the interface is similar to the S5i and I'm real...
  • Cons: None right now.
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy

Theo Koi, Amazon
16 March 2010
  • Summary: A nice easy to use camera, with a resolution more than you could possibly need. Night photos are suffering a little (background is just black) but again I am not an expert. Perhaps expensive cameras do exactly the same when used at night. Good value for money. A year or so later...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a happy experience - unreliable and user unfriendly

stanley beamish, Amazon
27 December 2008
  • Summary: I bought this camera about 18 months ago - it has broken four times: Screen at back of camera stopped working twice, and the little catch that keeps the battery and memory card in place is too flimsy and has also broken twice.
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