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Pentax-optio-a40.562180
5.4 out of 10

Pentax Optio A40

Camera Type: Compact Resolution: 12.4 Megapixel LCD Screen Read more

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Overall 8
8.3

Pentax Optio A40 Review

best4reviews.com
10 October 2008
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio A40 is a very good compact indeed. It’s just that when it’s in its fully automatic mode, it’s fussy and takes a lot of getting used to being very slow in certain situations, particularly in low light (that is that six second delay again). This takes a little of the shine off the very good manual options on offer but the cool photo editing functions are a real bonus.
  • Pros: Image quality, Comprehensive auto focus settings, Good portrait mode, Clever photo/movie editing options, Face and Tracking AF.
  • Cons: Poor performance in low light, High ISO image noise.
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Pentax Optio A40

PC Magazine
26 September 2008

Pentax Optio A40 review

Techworld
26 September 2008
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio A40 is a good, no-nonsense camera that captures pictures with surprisingly good image quality.
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Pentax Optio A40

Steve's Digicams
17 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The Optio A40 compared in size to a standard CD. Continue on to Features & Controls Optio A40 Specifications Type: Ultra-compact digital camera Sensor: Type: 1/1.7" Interline Transfer CCD w/ primary color filter; Effective pixels: 12MP; Total pixels: 12.4MP Recorded resolutions; Still - 12M (4000x3000), 10M (3648x2736), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (2592x1944), 3M (2048x1536), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480); Movie - VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240); Quality levels: ***...
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Pentax Optio A40 Review

Digital Camera Review
11 April 2008
  • Excerpt: In the last year, photography has really gained importance among my hobbies and interests. I absolutely love taking pictures. There's just one problem: it can be really difficult to carry a camera, especially if it's a DSLR, at all times. I found, however, that with the Pentax Optio A40 , the company's latest top-of-the-line compact, I could easily slip this camera into a pocket and go most anywhere.
  • Pros: Excellently sized compact camera, Good lens, Great image quality
  • Cons: Focusing difficulties (many photos completely out of focus), Sluggish flash performance, Menus can be a bit confusing
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio A40

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Is this the end of the road for Pentax compact cameras? Say it ain't so!
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio A40 review

PC Advisor
6 October 2008
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio A40 is the latest result of Pentax's tradition of producing simple, usable, ultracompact cameras that have high-quality optics.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax Optio A40 digital camera

Pocket Lint
25 March 2008
  • Pros: Easy to use, good screen, design and build, anti-shake, image quality, detail
  • Cons: Noise is obvious at higher ISOs, price
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

Pentax Optio A40

digicambuyer.co.uk
18 March 2008
  • Conclusion: This is a brilliant little camera that will find a lot of use from the whole family
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Overall 7
7.4

Pentax Optio A40

Prophotos.ru
3 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Фотокамера в скромном черном корпусе с неброским дизайном показала неплохие результаты во время нашего тестирования. Если смириться с потерей детализации, снимать на A40 можно почти во всем диапазоне светочувствительности, как минимум до ISO 800. Преимуществом камеры является неплохой набор функций, в частности — эффективный оптимизатор динамического диапазона и система распознавания лиц.
  • Pros: относительно низкий уровень шума на всем диапазоне ISO;, высокая детализация изображения при низких значениях ISO;, наличие ручных режимов съемки;, эффективная функция расширения динамического диапазона.
  • Cons: снижение детализации при повышении чувствительности;, малоэффективный стабилизатор изображения.
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