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Pentax-optio-s40.76868
4.0 out of 10

Pentax Optio S40

The new PentaxOptio S40 is a 4 megapixel, 3X zoom digital camera Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax Optio S40

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Overall 2
2.0

Do not recommend to buy this camera.

kutchhi47, Ebay
26 November 2010
  • Summary: This is the worst camera. I put brand new battery and I took two pictures and it came up with a message " battery depleted" Do not waste your money on this. i did and am stupid.
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Overall 10
10

Pentax Optio S40 4.0 Megapixel

nicknack1193, Ebay
23 December 2009
  • Summary: Love this camera, easy to use and takes wonderful pictures. It has easy to use buttons, the screen is a little small, but it is very clear and easy to see your objects. It even has a feature you can turn on that puts a target in the middle of the screen, so you can make sure your picture is centered. For the money this camera is a wonderful value.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 8
8.0

too 'small', too automatic

nerdybirdy, epinions.com
26 February 2005
  • Summary: good for a point-and-shoot, take-on-vacations, photos-of-friends kind of photographer. more advanced users will probably be disappointed by its inflexibility.
  • Pros: small, light; good value; battery life (sometimes); good variety of automatic modes
  • Cons: terrible flash recycling; sometimes noisy pictures; too 'automatic'
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 2
2.0
Photo quality 4
4.0
Shutter lag 2
2.0

Terrible Battery Life

cameraguy9999, epinions.com
8 February 2005
  • Excerpt: THIS IS THE WORST DIGITAL CAMERA I HAVE EVER OWNED! I put in new AA batteries and got 6 pictures!
  • Pros: Small
  • Cons: Ridiculously bad battery life Confusing Menu
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 10
10

Pentax Optio S40 too big?

man4mac, epinions.com
21 December 2004
  • Summary: Excellent camera, but buying this means you want a small camera, and there are smaller with the same features.
  • Pros: Small, 4Megapixel, Lots of features, 3x Optical Zoom, Very Intuitive interface
  • Cons: Could be smaller (See Optio S4i), some blurring from small lens
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Photo quality 4
4.0
Shutter lag 6
6.0

Pleasing at first, but ultimately lacking.

rkcoggy, epinions.com
2 October 2004
  • Summary: Make sure you try out the competition first unless you like upgrading once a year.
  • Pros: Small, takes AA batteries, 3x optical zoom.
  • Cons: Noisy pictures in low light, loooooong flash charge and slow shot to card transfer.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 4
4.0

Lousy picture quality

pdewolf, epinions.com
4 September 2004
  • Summary: For this price, compare indoor flash picture quality before choosing a digital camera.
  • Pros: Small, takes rechargeable and standard AA batteries, comes with 64MB SD memory
  • Cons: Poor picture quality at best setting, no case or docking station
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Overall 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 10
10
Shutter lag 6
6.0

Compact, lots of featurs

odfreem, epinions.com
23 August 2004
  • Excerpt: This camera was a present and was a lot more than I had expected from examining similarly priced cam
  • Pros: so many features and options, small.
  • Cons: Keep a steady hand when taking pics, or else blurry
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 10
10
Battery performance 8
8.0
Shutter lag 2
2.0

Good camera

iemanjaus, epinions.com
25 July 2004
  • Excerpt: I'm happy with my camera.This is my first digital camera.I've been readings a lot of reviews about t
  • Pros: Compact,good features,long life batteries.
  • Cons: Shutter lag,softness in pictures,mushy shoot button.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 4
4.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Shutter lag 6
6.0

OK for casual use

ds8251, epinions.com
19 July 2004
  • Summary: Fine for undemanding users (i.e. first timers, casual shooter)
  • Pros: Small form factor, good ergonomics
  • Cons: Battery issues, mushy shutter release
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