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I purchased the Pentax digital camera as an upgrade of my old camera and it was a major step.
The main feature of this product is the 10 mega pixels and divx recording capabilities which makes the fie size smaller and reduces battery consumption during recording and playback.
The zoom feature is typical for compact cameras as they can only do 3x zoom with the mechanical lens and 4x at digital zoom which decreases clarity. This camera is compact and takes great images with a 2 inch lcd screen to view them in and preview. Beware this is not a professional camera and if you need super high quality shots this is not the camera for you.
Shake reduction is a great feature as it is best used (from my experience) when taking a picture in a moving vehicle such as a bus or car.
Overall picture quality is great and handles lowlight conditions very well compared to my previous cameras. found the menus and navigation was very easy to use and pick up. its a very good camera at a cheap price and it fits right into your pocket to capture those unforgettable moments as they arise!
We got the Pentax camera from Jessops after breaking our old one on holiday, first seemed very good, nice and compact with a large screen, 10mpx takes good quality photos. being only 2cm thick it fits easily into your pocket and doesnt feel much bigger than a mobile phone, the build quality is brilliant, feels very sturdy and for around the £100 mark, definitely feels like a camera from the higher end of the market. The zoom could be better, with only 3x optical zoom, taking pictures from a distance is hard work, and using the digital zoom, the pictue loses a lot of clarity. Another thing i have found whilst using the zoom, if you are fully zoomed on an object, and your hand is not 100% still whilst trying to take the picture, the camera refuses to click, which is annoying when you're at shows etc... using the camera in the dark is good, it has a good flash on it and produces good crisp pictures i nightclubs etc... the screen is very good, and even in bright sunlight you can view photos on the camera without too many problems, overall a good buy.
The Optio S10's compact design makes carrying more comfortable and convenient not only in travel and leisure but also in the daily snapshots and business scenes. The aluminum alloy adopted as outer cover gives a sophisticated texture to the camera, and the front face with glossy spindle finish creates an elegant appearance. Despite a 3X optical zoom lens and a large 2.5 inch LCD monitor, the Optio S10 realizes one of the smallest and the lightest ultra compact camera body with 10.0 megapixels, by miniaturizing circuit board and applying high-density compact mounting technology.
With an upgraded 10.0 effective megapixels, the Optio S10 ensures much higher resolution and delivers clear and crisp photo even when images are enlarged to A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inch) size. A large 1/1.8 inch CCD with large sensing area is newly used for the image sensor, so it provides excellent performance for tone reproduction, texture delineation and noise reduction.
Digital SR (Shake Reduction) mode reduces camera shakes and blurring of the subject when photographing still images. The sensitivity is adjusted automatically, to as high as the ultrahigh sensitivity of ISO 3200, to match the brightness of the subjects. This enables photography with fast shutter speeds, and images with less blurs can be obtained.