Summary: This fantastic point-and-click camera has all the looks and functionality of much more expensive models, whilst retaining the ease of use that we have come to expect from entry-level cameras. The Pentax Optio S10 is perfect for everyone, mainly due to its amazing ability to allow the user to choose their own level of expertise, from beginners on auto to more advanced photographers making use of the manual settings.
Summary: It's small, can take good looking 10-megapixel-sized images and it's easy to use. It'll struggle a little in low-light conditions, as most cameras do, but it's still a decent compact camera for all occasions.
Pros: Very compact size, sharp-looking shots, good colours
Cons: Some noticeable fringing, lens distortion, some noticeable noise, can't manually change the aperture and shutter settings
Excerpt: The S10 is only a few millimetres smaller than most compact cameras but it looks tiny, as it's barely taller than its 2in screen. Inside there's a 1/1.8in CCD, which has around twice the surface area of most compact cameras' 1/2.5in CCDs. This helps reduce noise, although the 10-megapixel sensor piles it back on again. The controls are the same as those we've seen on Pentax point-and-shoot cameras for a number of years, but that's no bad thing.
Excerpt: One of the world's smallest 10Mp cameras - and probably the world's easiest to use - the Pentax Optio S10 is a gem of a camera that boasts an ultra compact body which simply oozes style. The Pentax Optio S10 is slightly heavier than some close rivals, but this makes it feel more solid and durable, adding to an already outstanding build quality.
Excerpt: Dopo la bella Pentax Optio Z10 , Pentax ha creato questa nuova compatta che sembra essere quella con il design più raffinato. Pentax Optio S10 ha una risoluzione di 10 Megapixel ed è fornita di comoda funzione Shake Reduction. Per realizzare nitidi ritratti è stata dotata di Face Recognition AF & AE, visibili da un ampio schermo LCD da 2.5 pollici che, grazie all'ampio angolo di visione, rende le immagini ben visibili.
Pros: Shake Reduction, Face Recognition, Alta risoluzione