Excerpt: (1 items) If your budget for a new camera tops out at $200, you could do a lot worse than Pentax’s Optio P70 . This 12-megapixel point-and-shoot is easy to use and takes decent snaps. It squeezes in several neat features, including HD video capture, but achieving the low price did necessitate making a few compromises. The silvery aluminum body of the version I reviewed appears a little cheap, but the white and red models are quite attractive—and alluringly slim.
Pros: HD video capture, Wide-angle 4X optical zoom
Cons: Lacks optical image stabilization, No HDMI connectivity
Summary: Despite a few compromises, the Pentax Optio P70 offers good value for a small, light camera that you can carry anywhere. Considering its 12Mp sensor, the camera delivers rather lacklustre image quality, but it's certainly adequate for the price. Though the Optio P70 lacks a few frills, it is a good value for a stylishly thin point-and-shoot.
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Conclusion: Not every digital camera can be fantastic. I was left with a feeling that the Pentax Optio P70 is not really cheap enough to overcome some of the problems I found. The problems may not always be that big, but I feel there is better value for money to be had elsewhere.
Pros: Ease of use
Cons: Macro shots are distant - noise creeps in from time to time - shutter delay times
Excerpt: The Pentax Optio P70 is a well-made, very compact digital camera, with a glossy white aluminium body (other colours available) and good overall finish. It's easily small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, measuring just 97(W) x 54(H) x21.5(D) mm.
Conclusion: The Pentax Optio P70 has some fantastic selling points but sadly they have become overshadowed by its two major flaws. The P70 is a slow camera producing plenty of noise in lowlight conditions.