Pentax Optio M40 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.3 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
Pentax Optio M40: 8.5 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Loizos , Manchester

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
cheap and quite nice pics :)
Bad points:
havent found any yet
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent camera for the money. Image quality is excellent and the range of exposure options is good. Large, clear lcd screen. Camera is very slim and weighs very little which means you are more likely to take it with you. Movie mode is exceptional with great quality images.
Bad points:
None
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: 29 Jan 2008

Pauline, Burgess Hill

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
does everything you want but remains small and compact
Bad points:
silver strap holder at side a bit obtrusive
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Nov 2007

Pauline, Eastbourne

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A real pleasure to use I am completely satisfied
Bad points:
Nothing that I have found
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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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Feb 2008

Mikey, Doncaster

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Hi Res, compact, Li battery and great value for money.
Bad points:
Not the highest quality, or the most comprehensive features, but for that you would have to pay a lot more.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Feb 2008

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3264x2448
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge No
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 115
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 57.5x97.5x18
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.1-5.9
In-built memory (Megabytes) 22
Release date 2007-08-31
Height in mm 5.8
Width in mm 97.5
Depth in mm 1.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 108
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 36
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Manufacturer's Description

The PENTAX Optio M40, a standard-class compact digital camera that is easy to carry, with an ultra-slim and lightweight body. The Optio M40 is well-balanced with basic functions and high resolution of 8.0 megapixels.

While the Optio M40 comes with an ultra-slim metallic body of sophisticated sense, is equipped with enhanced basic functions such as; 3X optical zoom, a large and easily viewable LCD monitor, excellent operability, it also realizes much higher resolution. In addition, the Optio M40 also includes a face recognition function and an anti-shake function, for which there are high market needs, and has been created as a user-friendly model that can be broadly used by many people at various scenes.

  • An ultra-slim body with a sophisticated texture
  • 8.0 effective megapixels produce exceptionally fine-detailed photos
  • Digital SR (Shake Reduction)
  • “Face Recognition AF & AE” function that is convenient when photographing portraits
  • Diversity of flash photography possible
  • Auto Picture mode automatically determines the best settings for the shooting conditions
  • Variety of 16 different photography modes that can be selected according to the purpose
  • 3X optical zoom and 4X digital zoom for a maximum magnification of about 12X
  • Large, easy-to-view 2.5-inch LCD monitor

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