Summary: I bought the Pentax Optio S1 after reading many reviews on different cameras here. Originally, I purchased a Panasonic Lumix and was disappointed with it so returned it and got this one in an aqua color. I love it! Many years ago I had a similar camera made by Pentax under a generic name (Norcent) and the Pentax Optio S1 had all the features the Norcent had, so I was very familiar with how to work it from day one.
Summary: My last digital camera was a Pentax and I loved that as well. After looking at reviews and trying out others, including ones that photographers swore was the only camera for them, I decided to buy a Nikon. I get the $250 Nikon home, and the quality isn't there. I return it, and go back to Pentax. This camera is amazing. It's so small I forget it's in my pocket. It takes incredible pictures.
Great Camera, nice features and beautiful pictures
9 November 2011
Summary: I purchased this camera as I have had good results with other cmaeras made by this manufacturer. This camera is easy to hold in your hand, has lots of features and the pictures turn out beautifully. The price was great, the amount of time to receive my order was great and I am very happy with this purchase.
Summary: This is very much a point-and-shoot camera, which is exactly what I wanted and exactly what I got! I'm very satisfied with the quality of the pictures it takes and it only took me a few minutes to figure out the menu and settings options. Overall, very easy to use. However, it should be noted that I got this on sale on Boxing Day and paid a lot less than full price so that may be why I'm so pleased with the quality.
Summary: For the price, this camera is excellent. Mind you, this is not the best camera you can have but for under $80, the value can't be beat. Good feature with 5x optical zoom and easy to use button.