Summary: i bought one, the lcd display exploded (means the inside busted and spiderweb across the screen, couldnt see the photos i took) which rendered the device useless. i bought a 2nd one and it happened again.
Summary: My wife thought she did not know how to operate it, but it turns out that the camera is just not reliable. While trying to take pictures of our children on Santa's lap, it just died on me. Lense telescoped out. Screen black. Just dead. Nothing I did to it would get it going again.
Summary: I stick the Optio A40 in my right pocket and my cell phone in my left. It has become part of my daily equipment. As state commander of The American Legion I find myself in situations that I want to document all the time and share on facebook with friends.
Summary: This little camera can hold it's own against any of those more expensive point and shoot cameras. The only hick ups I've come across are the auto focusing on non detailed images and the lag time when the flash is being used.
Summary: Wow, what a piece of junk!!! This thing rarely focuses correctly. I just got the camera back from pentax because I thought it was broken. It wasn't broken, it's just a poor excuse for a camera. Not only does it not focus correctly, it has noise coming out the wazoo! 12 megapixels?...right!
Summary: I am no expert with cameras, but I found the operation of this one to be easy -the size is small an compact -the pictures are great. Since I have had this camera everyone keeps commenting on how great my pictures are, and I know it is not me.
Summary: This camera was recommened by PC World and highly rated in Consumer Reports. It is last year's model so it was considerably less expensive than when it is was new. Also, Pentax was bought out by Hoya so the newer cameras will have the new name. So far, the camera has performed flawlessly.
Summary: I purchased the A40 in March 2009 for an incredible price, $105. Unfortunately it lasted about a month and then the lens would not retract. I mailed it back to Pentax in CO. They completed the repair and returned it.