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Pentax Optio VS20
6.0 out of 10

Pentax Optio VS20

20X OPTICAL ZOOM 16 MEGAPIXEL SR STABILIZED SENSOR 3 INCH Read more

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Overall 7
7.2

Pentax Optio VS20: Review

Review guidelines
14 July 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio VS20 is a great compact camera which has its main feature in the spectacular 20x optical zoom that allows us to capture all subjects, even those further afield. Convenient second shutter button for the execution of vertical photos that will allow us to take good photos in extreme...
  • Pros: Super 20x optical zoom; According to shutter button, display resolution, built-in image stabilizer, Night Snapshot freehand; Auto Picture mode.
  • Cons: Traditional Display.
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Overall 8
7.7
Design 8
7.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Pentax Optio VS20 Review

What Digital Camera
8 May 2012
  • Summary: In essence the VS20 commits a few crimes against photography, the worse of which being unpredictability. Neither the lens nor white balance can be depended on from one shot to the next, making the VS20 an unknown quantity in most situations.
  • Pros: Clever dual shutter release, decent sharpness at wide angle
  • Cons: Unpredictable image quality, chunky body
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Overall 5
5.0

Pentax Optio VS20

CNET
14 March 2012
  • Summary: You'll struggle to find a new camera with such impressive specs any cheaper. Sadly, the Pentax Optio VS20's performance didn't stand up to close scrutiny. The dual shutter buttons are a neat feature, but you may be better provided by a high-end camera from last year, which will come close to...
  • Pros: Inexpensive; Two shutter buttons; Long zoom.
  • Cons: Some colour interference; Disappointing movie performance.
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

Pentax Optio VS20

PhotographyBLOG
24 January 2013
  • Summary: Viewed purely as a 20x optical travel zoom costing £199 the Pentax Optio VS20 would seem like an enticing prospect enough, so perhaps we can forgive it the slightly crazy and unnecessary addition of two sets of shutter release buttons and matching tripod slots, which in combination make for a...
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0

Pentax Optio VS20

GadgetSpeak
13 June 2012
  • Excerpt: This is another small digital camera from a name more associated with lenses rather than cameras. But they do make rather good cameras as well. This offering has a feature that I have never seen before on any camera I have reviewed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pentax Optio VS20 review

TechRadar UK
10 May 2012
  • Summary: Inexpensive travel zoom with controls for horizontal and vertical shooting
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Broad focal range, Easy to use, Automatic panorama stitching, The broad zoom range on offer here is always going to come in handy, enabling a wide range of framing options without the photographer having to step forward or back. Given this the pricing also seems very fair, since it's...
  • Cons: Autofocus easily confused, White balance varies, Some 'effects' look like mistakes, So-so battery life, Twin controls are a gimmick, The Pentax Optio VS20's picture performance is hit and miss, with occasional white balance issues, an inability to determine what it should be focusing on, and fami...
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax Optio VS20 Pocket Zoom Camera Review

ePHOTOzine
18 April 2012
  • Excerpt: The Pentax Optio VS20 is the latest compact camera from Pentax and features a 20x optical zoom lens, a 16 megapixel sensor, a 3 inch screen and interestingly a vertical shutter button with zoom control, as well as a second tripod socket on the side of the camera.
  • Pros: Good value, 20x optical zoom, Dual shutter / zoom control, Vertical neck strap an option, Electronic level, Excellent macro mode
  • Cons: Optical zoom not available during video recording, Poor screen, low contrast, washed out, difficult to use outdoors, Chromatic abberations (green/pink), Purple fringing, Focus issues, Quite large
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Overall 4
4.0

Pentax Optio VS20 review

expertreviews.co.uk
3 April 2012
  • Excerpt: It's not often that we see a camera with a groundbreaking design, but the VS20 is exactly that. It has two shutter buttons, each with a zoom lever encircling it. One is in the usual place on top of the camera, while the other is on the right edge when viewed from the back.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Optio VS20

Pocket Lint
30 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The Pentax Optio VS20 is not quite the bargain it may initially seem. But set against a hit-and-miss performance is the fact that here we have a broad focal range that will in theory allow a wide variety of framing options without having to physically shuffle forward or back as we would with a fixed...
  • Pros: Affordable, plenty of creative framing opportunities, simple to use, automatic in-camera panorama stitching, smattering of digital effects filters
  • Cons: Inconsistent performance from autofocus, exposure and white balance, some digital filter effects look more like camera mistakes, below average battery life, dual controls more gimmick than essential
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Overall 5
5.0

Pentax Optio VS20

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14 July 2012
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