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Pentax Optio S1
6.4 out of 10

Pentax Optio S1

Pentax Optio S1 The Pentax Optio S1 is a fashionable 14-mega Read more

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Overall 5
5.2

Expert Review

reviewed
22 July 2011
  • Summary: Does this model's performance live up to its shiny, shiny exterior? We let the lab tests decide.
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Overall 5
5.2

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
14 June 2011
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio S1 is a small, stylish, compact camera that is the latest version of Pentax’s venerable Optio S series. It is apparently designed to compete with Canon’s ELPH and Nikon’s “S” series of small cameras.
  • Pros: Attractive styling, Solid build quality, Interesting art filters
  • Cons: Some overexposure, No optical zoom in video, Images soft at corners
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Optio S1

Pocket Lint
10 June 2011
  • Conclusion: There’s not much to the Pentax Optio S1; it’s your average, easy to use “auto everything” £100 pocket snapper disguised as the chrome domed Silver Surfer. Ironically, this flash exterior led us to unwisely hope for a much better performance when it came to still images and video than...
  • Pros: Attractively mirrored chrome-finished aluminium alloy body, solid feel build, inexpensive, relatively easy to use, a couple of fun effects filters
  • Cons: Images overall are ropey, optical zoom inaccessible when recording video
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