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Pentax Optio Z10

The Optio Z10 is equipped with 7X optical zoom lens, the highest Read more

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Overall 8
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Design 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 9
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Performance 8
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Picture quality 8
8.0

Pentax Optio Z10

What Digital Camera
31 March 2008
  • Excerpt: The 8MP Z10 manages 7x zoom without needing a protruding lens
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Camera Review: Pentax Optio Z10

Pop Photo
25 March 2008
  • Excerpt: At one-inch thick, the 8-megapixel Pentax Optio Z10 ($200 street) just barely misses its chance to join the elite ranks of ultra-thin digital compacts, but its feature set justifies a little extra girth around the waist. Available in a sleek black and silver package, the Z10 features a solid build, a large 230,000-dot, 2.5-inch LCD with a 170-degree viewing angle, and an internal 7x, 38mm-266mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-5.4 zoom lens.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
5 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Pentax has a reputation for making good quality cameras. They don't come with all the fanfare of Canons or Nikons but their owners can wallow in the knowledge that they've bought a fine photographic tool. Not only do they work well, Pentax cameras look neat and tidy - or at least they did until the Optio Z10 came along. When the rest of the camera world is going svelte, this little Pentax has gone lumpy and dumpy.
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Pentax Optio Z10

Steve's Digicams
3 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls Optio Z10 Specifications Type: Compact digital camera Sensor: Type - 1/2.5" Interline Transfer CCD; Effective pixels - 8.0MP; Total pixels - 8.29MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 8M (3264x2448), 5M (2592x1944), 4M (2304x1728), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (1600x1200), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480); Movie: VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240); Quality levels - *** (best), ** (better), * (good) Lens: Type/construction - PENTAX zoom lens (12E, 9G, 2 dual...
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Overall 7
6.6

Pentax Optio Z10

Camera Labs
1 January 2008
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio Z10’s lens is the strongest aspect of this camera. Where most compacts stop at 3x or 4x, the Z10 keeps zooming to 7x, allowing you to get much closer to distant subjects. With an equivalent of 38mm when zoomed-out, it might not exactly get that wide, but zooming-into an equivalent of 266mm gives you great flexibility. Better still, the lens zooms entirely within the body, so there’s no barrel extension.
  • Pros: 7x optical zoom gives relatively long reach., Lens doesn't extend from body., Lens can zoom while filming video., Sharpness, contrast and saturation controls.
  • Cons: No optical or sensor-shift stabilisation., Poor results in our resolution test., No true wide angle or alignment grid., More compelling rivals.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Optio Z10

LAPTOP Magazine
14 December 2007
  • Excerpt: This sleek camera offers a big zoom on the cheap.
  • Pros: Good low-light performance, Compact durable design, Speedy startup
  • Cons: Digital Shake Reduction doesnt eliminate blurriness, Lens isnt well suited to wide-angle shots, Mediocre color accuracy
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Pentax Optio Z10 Review

Digital Camera Review
26 November 2007
  • Excerpt: The Pentax Optio Z10 is a new entry from Pentax that features a 7x optical zoom in a very slim body (similar to the Casio Exilim EX-V8). It also has an 8 megapixel sensor and a 2.5 inch LCD. There isn't any type of mechanical or optical image stabilization, but it does include Pentax' Digital Shake Reduction technology as well as Face Detection AF and AE.
  • Pros: Easy to use with some advanced capabilities, Lightweight, sleek design, Flash
  • Cons: Shutter lag, Noise issues at higher ISO settings, No optical or mechanical image stabilization
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Optio Z10

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
Overall 7
7.0

An affordable compact camera with 7x optical zoom.

Good Gear Guide.au
9 April 2008
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio Z10 is not without flaws, but the 7x optical zoom and impressive feature set help boost its appeal. For the asking price it is a decent little unit.
  • Pros: 7x optical zoom, attractive design, impressive array of modes and features, 52MB of onboard memory
  • Cons: No optical image stabiliser, below average image quality and battery life
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Pentax Optio Z10

digicambuyer.co.uk
8 April 2008
  • Conclusion: An ideal camera for ambitious amateurs who aren't bothered about an abundance of fancy features.
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