Pentax Optio A20 reviews and prices: Compact camera

51 customer reviews
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+ This digital camera has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 51 reviews.
Pentax Optio A20: 10 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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PETER, CRAWLEY

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
excellent quality of photo's, good very sturdy build, convenient size, lens quality.
Bad points:
only one bad point which spoils all the good ones, no viewfinder, the screen is absolutely useless in anything resembling sunlight which is just what one needs to take good pics, cannot frame a pic,because of reflective glare from screen, did not realise this before purchase, have since purchased a similar camera with a viewfinder.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Mar 2007

Linsey, belfast

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good picture quality/colour, easy to use and good value for money
Bad points:
hard to see LCD in sunlight not really any other faults
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Apr 2007

james, bathgate

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excellent photo quality,camera very compact and easy to cary with you.
Bad points:
at times it is quite hard to see the image on the screen in bright conditions.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Mar 2007

Chris, South Shields

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, excellent pictures and all in a small package ... does the job well
Bad points:
None as yet
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2007

Keith, Kent

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Takes fine images. Autofocus and auto-exposure are excellent. Colours are good.
Has many extra features if required but can still be used as a simple 'point and shoot' camera with pleasing results.
Bad points:
Battery cover and compartment is a little flimsy - might be a problem with some users.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Apr 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
The price was very good for a 10mp camera. Some of the features such as editing on the camera and applying effects added a fun element.
Bad points:
I personally felt that i got better quality prints from my 7.2mp casio. The camera felt a bit cheap and not very robust.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 5.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 May 2007

Abraham, Worthing, UK

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Truly compact, amazing features for size.
Bad points:
Difficult to view the lcd in bright sunlight and night mode pictures tent to be noisy.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Apr 2007

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format SDXC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 125
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 54.5x88.5x23
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-5.4
In-built memory (Megabytes) 22
Release date 2006-10-11
Height in mm 5.5
Width in mm 88.5
Depth in mm 2.3
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Type of lens 22
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 114
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 38

Also known as: Optio A20

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Manufacturer's Description

Compact digital camera with 10 million pixels and three types of anti-shake function

The Optio A is our flagship digital compact series. In addition to offering 10.0 effective megapixels, this stylish, compact and lightweight model has many extra features, including three types of anti-shake function such as SR (Shake Reduction), which reduces camera shake.

  • 10.0 effective megapixels
  • High performance 3x optical zoom lens
  • 3 types of anti-shake function
  • Face recognition AF & AE
  • Auto-tracking AF
  • Stylish compact design
  • SD & SDHC memory card compatible

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