Summary: This camera is awful. The shutter speed is so slow. A lot of the pictures come out blurry. The flash still doesn't make the night time pictures come out bright. And the camera eats up batteries real quickly. This camera only takes real strong batteries or the camera won't even turn on at all.
Summary: I found this page while googling the multiple issues I have with this camera. I thought that I just didn't know how to use it. Unfortunately, it has come to my attention the the flaws are standard, and the only way to fix them is with a really big rock. The Pros: 1. Feels like quality 2. View screen is huge 3. Multiple functions for flash, red eye, video, active, focus, delay. 4. Great zoom 5. Fits well in your hand. 6. Standard Memory card The Cons: 1.
Summary: I was very excited when I purchased this camera as it was very small and could fit in your pocket or purse and looked like it took really good/clear pictures. WRONG!! Its the worst camera ever. You must be completely still in order to get decent pictures that aren't blurry and you will spend the cost of the camera plus in batteries. When using the flash it will only take about 30 pictures before you have to replace the batteries.
Summary: I looked at the reviews for this camera before I bought it and, like and idiot, I went for it anyway. Satan create this camera to make you cry! Seriously, it takes forever to snap a picture, the battery dies in less than a half hour, and your pictures don't even come out that great. Buy a disposable camera before you buy this one! Buy an elephant before you buy this camera! Anything just don't buy it!!!
Summary: My "real" camera is a Nikon P3 which is a superb camera (see my review for that one). I bought this as a second "disposable" camera for family trips and for the kids to play with (when a little older) as I do not want to risk losing or dropping a $450 camera. I knew this $90 Pentax was not going to be comparable to my Nikon. But really, I did not expect it to be such a piece of junk! The shutter speed is horrible! It takes about 4-5 secs to snap a pic.
Summary: Purchased 2 for gifts. Within 30 days both were not working. They had different problems, but neither you could take a picture with. Sent them to Pentex for what should have been warenty work. After over 3 weeks numerus phone calls, horrible customer service, Pentax informed me they would fix both cameras for $150.00 each. Which was more than I paid for them. I would NEVER buy anything made by Pentax.
Summary: This camera is absolutely horrible. I bought it without researching enough about it unfortunately, and am now going to have to basically throw it away because I probably wouldn't even dream of giving this thing away. The shutter speed is awful, don't even think of taking a picture unless it's in broad daylight, and the battery is the worst I have ever seen in any digital camera.
Summary: This camera is the one that will destroy any potential enthusiasm for photography, and is thus even potential poison as a gift for a kid. Other user reviews have mentioned this camera's battery life - 20 pics if you're lucky with alkaline AA's. It cannot focus in ordinary daylight in a room with indoor lighting - and tries for as much as half a second before resetting its focus to some out-of focus setting. It has no focus assistance light or flash for these conditions.