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Pentax Optio M900
5.2* out of 10

Pentax Optio M900

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Overall 5

Pentax Optio M900

28 October 2010
  • Summary: If you only have £100 or less to spend on a friendly beginner camera, the Pentax Optio M900 offers a fair return for a modest investment. But an outlay of just £50 more will get you a better camera in Nikon's similar S5100 -- and better pictures, too.
  • Pros: Compact, pocket-friendly dimensions;. Thin rubber coating enables firmer grip;. Easy to use for basic snapping;. Affordable.
  • Cons: Variable white balance giving rise to the occasional odd colour cast;. Modest feature set -- no HD movies;. Zoom action is noisy, so can't zoom in video mode.
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Overall 6

Pentax Optio M900

Pocket Lint
6 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Okay, so the cost does chime with our apparent age of austerity, but the feature set and performance of the M900 unfortunately lean toward the poor too. We’ve been surprised in the past by Pentax cameras bettering expectation and offering great value for money, but in the case of the M900 it appears...
  • Pros: Tactile rubber coated exterior, cheap price, easy to use, simple to navigate feature set
  • Cons: Basic feature set, no HD video, optical zoom disabled when recording movies, white balance issues and inconsistent performance, flash fires automatically in lower lighting
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