Summary: This is a great little camera. Small enough to fit in your pocket but loaded with tons of extras. I would not recommend it for the beginner as it does require some camera and photography knowledge in order to make use of all the technical settings. A really fun camera.
Summary: I actually order two cameras. I first one did not work out well at all. My daughter said it looked "pretty rough". Also, it did no include the "kit" that went with the item. I have yet to reorder a new one. This was higfhly unfortunate as she lives over 2000 miles away....The second camera went to my other daughter without any "glitches".So, I am somewhat dissatisfied with the overall transaction.
Summary: This camera has been sent back to Pentax twice because the lens froze and camera did not function. That problem was repaired. Now it does not hold memory properly. I have lost pictures. Pentax will not fix it. I have just put it in the hazardous material pile to take to the dump. Will be purchasing a Canon product as a replacement.
Summary: I like this camera. After spending a little time and tweaking some of the settings, I am satisfied. The photos I have are sharp and clear. The videos are good enough for a digital camera. Watching the videos on tv are a hoot! I like the large screen, bright and vibrant! Editting photos is fun. You can write on the photos (times, places, people, things you want to remember about the photo, Etc). There are frames you can put around the pictures. I like the rose frame.
Nice camera, but needs an optical viewfinder-- Final judgement... Keep looking
Baltic Books "Vic", Amazon
13 January 2007
Summary: For the price, I could love this camera if it just had an optical viewfinder. If you can get around that I think you could like it too, but in the end it may frustrate you a little too much. There is enough I like to give Pentax 3 stars for trying hard at a small price. I was in Sedona, AZ last week without my camera. Not good when the scenery is so incredible, so I bought the last display model T20 at a local Costco.