Excerpt: I bought a Pentax s55 without thinking too much. This camera is easy to use. Images are in average comparable to other cameras on this segment of cost. But.... Problems: ... I did not imagine that this camera eats batteries with an extraordinary speed. Unbelievable! So you must pay attention.
Excerpt: As a " mature" novice I am currently trying several digicams. The Pentax has 3 POF's before software(1) eats batteries due to large LCD; (2) double flash (which is not advertised) and, "buttons are easily inadventently hit when handling. Problems: 3 above and the lack of a viewfinder turned me off.
Excerpt: After doing a lot of research I bought this camera. I must say that this is an excellent liitle digicam. It's not as small as some of the ultracompact models around but it easily fits in my jean's pockets and is easy to carry around. The image quality is very good in my unprofessional opinion.
Summary: When I was looking for a new digital camera I set myself an upper limit of £150. For my money I expected at least 4 megapixels, a reasonable optically zoom, an ascetically pleasing case and a reasonable size screen to view my pictures.