Excerpt: You probably haven’t seen much from Pentax in the market, but there's something to the Optio series that could make you sit up. Gone are the days when people swore by Kodak or Sony in the ultra-compact category. Of course, these brands are tried and tested, but the concept of buying in today’s times tends to transcend the ordinary. The Pentax Optio S10 is a functional solution for those woes that you may experience every day with your compact camera.
Excerpt: The Pentax Optio S10 won't quite fit in an Altoids tin like the original Optio S did, but it's still very compact and stylish. It's a 10 megapixel camera, with a nice 2.5 inch LCD and a 3x optical zoom. It also gets the latest "soft" features, like face detection AF and AE. The S10's feature set is essentially about as advanced as you get with an auto-exposure only digital camera - with plenty of options for metering, focus, white balance, etc.
Pros: Nice compact size and nice styling, Easy to use, Good battery life, Quick operation
Cons: Tiny buttons on the back of the camera, Auto focus not accurate more times than I would like
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
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