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.
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
Summary: Hvis man skal holde så lav en pris – faktisk næsten halv pris i forhold til testvinderen – må man helt sikkert spare hist og her. Optio VS20 føles mere plasticagtig end de øvrige kameraer og er også en smule for stort sammenlignet med dem.