Excerpt: The most interesting of the new cameras was the Optio I-10 , which has a rather retro look to it as a throwback to Pentax SLRs of yesteryear. Interestingly, Pentax went with a 16:9 display ratio on the I-10, which translates well for video recording; however, you lose screen real estate for still images.
Excerpt: After years of competent but bland compact cameras, it’s great to see that Pentax has raised its game in the design stakes. Last month we saw the Pentax H90 with its minimalist, contemporary chic. This month we have the I-10, with a retro design that recalls compact cameras from the 1950s and 60s. Fortunately, it doesn’t emulate vintage cameras’ bulk. The lens fully retracts into the camera body when not in use, and at just 132g, it’s extremely light.
Excerpt: It's difficult purely from photographs to get an accurate impression of just how small the new Optio I-10 from Pentax actually is. It does, in fact, deliver the sort of truly compact form factor that Micro Four Thirds cameras should have done - and insinuated from their own early press photographs. It sports a classic design that benefits from a Leica-like attention to detail and looks amazing because of it.
Summary: Über das Aussehen der Pentax Optio I-10 mögen die Nutzer zwar noch geteilter Meinung sein, doch wenn es um die Bildqualität geht sollte das Urteil einhellig ausfallen - und zwar negativ. Schon bei geringer Lichtempfindlichkeit stört ein deutliches Bildrauschen. Da hilft es auch nicht, dass die Bedienung leicht von der Hand geht.