Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Pentax Optio S: (3 megapixel ultra-compact) The Optio S is a camera which has immediate 'consumer appeal'. By this I'm talking about its design, size and weight.
Pros: Average three megapixel resolution, Good reliable metering, if slightly conservative (worth checking live histogram), Low image noise at ISO 50 and 100, Excellent macro focus performance (for an ultra-compact), Wide range of focus options including manual focus, Good image parameter control (5 le...
Cons: Lens softness, especially at corners and bottom of frame, Some chromatic aberrations visible (although average for this size of camera), Some vignetting / light fall off in right-hand corner of frame at maximum aperture, Power and shutter release buttons are in my opinion the wrong way around, Fo...
most stunning camera this year has to be the Pentax
Optio S ($399).
This 3.2 Megapixel camera (along with its cousin, the Casio Exilim
EX-Z3) packs a real 3X optical zoom into an ultra-slim
body. In case you haven't heard, it fits into an Altoids tin.
It's the DiMAGE X of 2003.
Pros: Incredible design and engineering, Good value at under $400, Good battery life for a tiny camera, Quite a few controls for a point-and-shoot, Impressive playback mode, Unique 3D photo, fast forward movie features
Cons: Photo quality -- blurry edges/corners, some noise, Poorly designed four-way controller; Power/shutter release buttons too close together, too similar, No AF illuminator, Redeye, Body scratches easily, No memory card included; paltry 11MB of built-in memory.
Excerpt: The Pentax digital camera range isn't the most comprehensive available and doesn't offer the consumer quite the choice that say Nikon or Canon can. That doesn't mean they can be ignored though, as their latest cameras look very promising indeed.
Pros: Good colour accuracy, Better than average image quality, Competitively priced, Excellent compact body, Good range of settings/features, Good macro mode
Cons: Body can be scratched if care isn't taken, Images can appear soft, Lack of manual controls may deter some people, The inclusion of a soft case and memory card would be nice...
Summary: De beelden van de Pentax Optio S zijn correct belicht en de kleurweergave is vrij neutraal. Ook als je de beste beeldkwaliteit en hoogste resolutie kiest, zie je echter wel een zekere korrelstructuur in beeld. De foto’s van de Pentax Optio S zijn zonder meer bruikbaar.
Conclusion: Excessivement petit, l'Optio S à 3,2 mégapixels de Pentax est doté d'un zoom 3x rétractable. Pour ses 113 g, cet appareil photo numérique propose de nombreuses fonctionnalités et une qualité d'image satisfaisante.