Summary: This worked fine at first as long as the batteries was new. Then after 20 pictures taken It reads Battery Delete? What the Problem? It impossible to keep new fresh batteries in a camera all the time.
Summary: A friend of mine gave me this cam as a gift and as soon as i took one picture.I got the infamous battery depleted error popping up.I recommend anyone considering to buy this cam google pentax optio s40 battery depleted.So far there is no fix.They should do a recall and the sellers up here should...
Has inherent "Battery Depleted" problem. Effectively useless.
1 March 2011
Summary: My friend let me borrow her Pentax S40. I used it for about 10 minutes on a fresh set of alkaline AA batteries. Then upon starting it up I got a "Battery Depleted" message on the LCD and then it shut off after about 1-2 seconds. I tried switching to other brand new batteries with the same results.
There's better cameras out there for the same price or less
28 December 2010
Summary: The picture quality of this camera is average. It has a variety of different mode settings which work pretty good. It also has a self-timer which I have found very useful. However, there are a lot of things I don't like about it.
Summary: This was a gift to a friend who wanted one "just like mine." I have had this same camera for years and continue to love it. As a matter of fact, I have another one as a "spare" in case anything happens to mine.
Summary: We bought this camera 1-1/2 years ago. It was being discontinued and we got it for what we thought was a good deal. We very quickly learned that the pictures come out very dark, sometime almost black. Not just indoors either, pictures taken outside are very dark too.
Summary: I was given this camera as a gift and it has been a really reliable camera. It takes very good pictures and has functions that are helpful. It takes pretty good movies as well. The fact that it uses SD memory cards is good being that SD memory is cheap. I bought a and that has worked very well.
Summary: This is a nice camera and it takes great pictures! I have had it for over a year. I don't know what these other people are talking about. The pictures are beautiful! i just wish the batteries would last longer.
Summary: My parents surprised me with this digital camera as a present and it has been a great camera after I put the manual down and started taking pictures. I wound up teaching myself how to use it (the delete function has been a primary learning tool!).