Excerpt: (1 items) Pentax’s Optio A40 is a 12-megapixel compact point and shoot digital camera. It offers digital and optical shake reduction, as well as high ISO settings and a 3x optical zoom. It’s also capable of recording videos at 640-by-480 resolution at 30 frames per second in DivX-based MPEG-4 format, which requires the installation on your Mac of a free software plug-in.
Pros: Digital and optical image stabilization, Very Good photo quality, Sturdy and compact design
Cons: No optical viewfinder, Movie format requires installing a plug-in
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.
Excerpt: The Pentax Optio A40 is the latest result of Pentax's tradition of producing simple, usable, ultracompact cameras that have high-quality optics. This 12Mp black-and-silver model has a serious look.
Summary: The Pentax Optio A40 offers first-class picture quality, with optical image stabilisation and dynamic range adjustment looking interesting, but the middling specs are uninspiring and the toy-like styling isn't for us.
Conclusion: A40 ei loista, mutta on tasaisen varma. Kuvanlaadussa on samoja piirteitä, kohinanpoisto ei mene liiallisuuksiin, mutta poistaa värillisen rakeisuuden. Kuvat ovat melko valmiita tulostettavaksi. Malliltaan A40 on miellyttävän sutjakka. Ohut ...