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. Now I take my A40 with me wherever I go. I highly recommend this to anyone!
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. The rechargeable battery last a long time and I would recommend getting a 2gb card for the camera so you can take plenty of video and pictures.
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 pictures. I have been using it for "Macro" and "Super-Macro" shots and have been getting excellent results.
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. The photos are sharp, and this with using only the automatic setting (for most photos). I love the size--small, but not so tiny that the controls are hard to handle.
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. The quality of the photos are amazing. Takes about 200 HD photos per gigabyte. 640 movies are also very high quality. High enough that I can do take "green screen" videos.