Summary: I purchased this camera in 2010. I only owned it for 1-2 weeks before I dropped it and the on/off button broke. It still turns on and works but unfortunately the shutter cover does not open all of the way so I have a little "frame" with each picture. It was my fault I dropped it because I am very clumsy. HOWEVER, this camera takes the most amazing pictures that I've ever taken. I have a whole album on photo bucket that I wanted to link but could not figure out how.
Summary: This camera was for my daughter and she LOVED IT! Unfortunately it met an early demise (not camera's fault -- but people remember that bug repellent will easily get into the camera even from dry clothing) we're thinking about getting her another one for Christmas.
Summary: The Pentax Optio P70 takes great pictures, is easy to use (especially for the "not so techno-savvy" amateur). I bought the camera before I left for Argentina.... read my manual on the flight and had no problem with all the basic shooting functions. I didn't try the video but mostly because I am fearful of technology! This camera does it all! Great pix....and it's small, durable and fast.
Summary: I bought this for my 13 year old daughter and it's been a real joy. It's a slim camera with all the bells and whistles you might want. The quality of the images are phenomenal, it's very easy to download them, and the ability to record video is a nice add on. The nice sized 2.7" screen seems ample sized for chimping your images after you take them. I'm not sure you can get a better camera for the price.
Summary: I needed a good quality camera and so I started searching for it on e.bay (my favorite shoping mall). It was not long before I spoted this Pentax. I instantly liked it...the color, the slim design and it's capability,it was exactly what I wanted. The starting price was very dissent so I made a bid for it and luckily won.I am very happy with my new toy and using it with great pleasure.