Summary: Pentax Optio S10 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Blue) Great little camera. Small and very easy to carry. Super value for price. Produces outstanding quality pictures. Easy to download pictures onto laptop. Uses SD card for expanded memory. I purchased the camera, two extra batteries and a 4 GB SD card to use on a 10 country european tour. I took a laptop to download and back up files. It worked well for my purpose and budget.
Summary: This is not the best indoor camera for taking pics of kids and family, but outside is wonderful, although can be tough at times to catch a 2 year old, as I'm sure with any camera. The size is incredible if you want a small all-around camera to stash and go. This is the best re-chargeable battery I have seen on a camera....it lasts a long time, and re-charge is fast. Hope this helps!
Summary: My first camera ever was a Pentax, when I was starting college, before the "digital craziness", and I needed a 35mm SLR for the photography course. I bought a used ME super at a cheap price. Later, I went through a few compact digital cameras (Sony and Canon) during the next years. Someday, then, I saw a Pentax ad in a photography magazine. It was the classic first "Optio S", the one that could use an Altoids tin as a case.
Excellent photo quality makes this little camera a big winner
J. Kim, Amazon
14 April 2008
Summary: I'm writing this review for the Option S10, which I bought a few weeks ago to replace my Optio S5. The S10 is much better than the S5, which I've had for 3 years and really liked. For some reason Pentax doesn't attract a big following with their consumer mid-range digital cameras. Other cameras I tried: Sony T-200 and the Canon SD750 and Canon SD1000.
Summary: We got the Pentax camera from Jessops after breaking our old one on holiday, first seemed very good, nice and compact with a large screen, 10mpx takes good quality photos. being only 2cm thick it fits easily into your pocket and doesnt feel much bigger than a mobile phone, the build quality is brilliant, feels very sturdy and for around the £100 mark, definitely feels like a camera from the higher end of the market.
Summary: Very small and compact - can fit in your pocket easily. Menu is pretty easy to navigate.
Pros: Size. Large screen. Not too complicated. Instruction manual is good. Can take quite good pics once you get the settings right.
Cons: Size can take some getting use to as the lens is very close to the side and you have to work out how to hold it without having a finger in your shot. Takes some practice to get good shots - they can look good on the screen, but when you download them they're a bit blurry. Hopefully this is more the user's fault than the camera's. Can take a while for it to focus and take the picture, quite annoying with moving subjects. Screen is really hard to see in bright sunlight.