Summary: This is one truly amazing compact camera! My larger camera is a Nikon, and at the time, I was a little hesitant to purchase a point and shoot camera, for fear that it would not measure up. Boy was I wrong! I'm truly impressed with the picture quality, it's endless features and ease of operation.
great camera with many useful features and easy to use
29 November 2009
Summary: I now have two of these camera's. They take great pictures and are easy to use. The function button and on screen display are easy to read and use. The shake control helps eliminate blurry pictures. There are many different settings and modes that should meet everyone's needs.
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: I decided to upgrade my camera from the 7MP Pentax Optio M30 to this, the 12MP Optio A40. The 12 Mega Pixels allows for huge prints and AWESOME "crop-ability". I have to say it took a while to get used to the new features on the newer Pentax - but true to their pedigree the camera takes excellent...
Summary: This is a great little camera. I've had it for just a short time, but I just returned from a trip where I took 75 photos--using a number of the camera's features. All the photos were wonderful. I edited only 3 or 4, but that was because of unusual lighting conditions.
Good, Solid Camera w/ Excellent Quality Photo & Movies
23 June 2009
Summary: I've purchased a lot of digital cameras over the years and have been summarily disappointed with each of them. Either the quality wasn't there in the photos, they were too difficult to use or they ate batteries in mere minutes. I've used this one for about two weeks and love it.