Pentax Optio A30 reviews and prices: Compact camera

43 customer reviews
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+ This digital camera has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on image quality.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 43 reviews.
Pentax Optio A30 : 10 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Steve, Bracknell UK Professional photographer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Well built, easy to use with good features
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 6.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jan 2008

Vanda, Cambridge

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Sadly, I was extremely disappointed by this camera's quality of photos. As I like to take the majority of photos on automatic I would say this camera is not for the novice. When my photos were developed most were extremely dark and mostly out of focus. Compared to my previous camera of 4 megapixels the prints were half the quality. In fact, I now have another camera as what's the point of having hopeless photos.
Bad points:
Does not take satisfactory photos on automatic. No view finder makes it difficult to take photos in the sunshine.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 3.0
Image quality 3.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Jul 2007

Glenn, Leeds

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Quick and easy to use lots of functions
Bad points:
Not sure how long some of the side covers will last they just seem to be attached by bits of elastic! Bit slow to take multiple pictures - i was expecting very quick pictures - you sometimes lose the moment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Jul 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, small, light, fantastic picture quality, good battery life
Bad points:
Could be a problem with the memory card but I have had problems with the camera locking up due to bad memory error
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Jul 2007

Frederick, Guildford

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to Handle
Bad points:
I don't seem to be able to do my Passport photos properly
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2007

Richard, Bradford

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Brilliant Still pictures, Good quality Divx recording, easy to change shooting modes which are explained when you select them. Feels well built and sturdy
Bad points:
Moving pictures hard to take - it didn't like fast motion. By the time it had taken a motion shot the subject has gone past.
The low light picture quality isn't brilliant.
Seems to have too much red in some pictures (but this was at low light).
Zoom doesn't work when recording video.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Oct 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
PICTURE QUALITY IS EXCELLENT AND IT'S VERY EASY TO USE WITH ADVANCED FEATURES IF YOU WANT TO PLAY ABOUT WITH THEM.
Bad points:
TIME BETWEEN TAKING PICTURES CAN BE A LITTLE SLOW
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: 09 Dec 2007

This Pentax Optio A30 is reviewed on Pocket Lint

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 5
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDXC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 130
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) 57.5x89.5x23.5
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-5.4
In-built memory (Megabytes) 22
Release date 2007-04-04
Height in mm 5.8
Width in mm 89.5
Depth in mm 2.4
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 114
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 38

Also known as: Optio A30, Pentax Optio A30, Pentax A30

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