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 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: My wife totally surprised me with this gift and it might sound ironic because I surprised her with the same one in return. We both bought the same camera to each other and love it! The digital shake reduction is a great feature which allows us to capture great shots.
Summary: This is my first digital camera. I went with Pentax because I've used a Pentax K1000 ever since I was a teenager. I ran across the A40 when I was looking for a camera that would work with a Macintosh computer. The A40 is great and very easy to use.
Summary: I'm a camera nut for years having the standard Nikons and started goin' with digitals. The ones I had were good. Then I saw the things the Pentax Optio A40 could do and it seemed very affordable, so I got one. BAMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!
Summary: When turned off the front of the lens is flush with the front of the camera. It took some hunting to find a photo that showed that feature before I purchased it. The features and shooting options are amazing in a sub-compact camera.
Summary: My favorite electronics brand is Sony. But like many other brands, Sony does not let you put the date on each photo you take anymore. Date stamp is the most important feature to me. I want to look back 10 years down the road and know instantly when the picture was taken.