Pentax Optio W20 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews.
Pentax Optio W20: 7 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Customer reviews of Pentax Optio W20

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Simon, London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
In the main a good camera. It's support of SDHC enables the use of large capacity memory cards (i.e. 4GB) but your card reader needs to support it too - SDHC cards won't work in a SD reader but SDHC readers can read SD.
Bad points:
This may just be a fault in my camera but when recording a movie and using the mechanical zoom, the zoom can be heard on the recording and is very loud. My previous Optio WP didn't have this problem.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Nov 2006

Charlie, Northumberland

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Has a real quality feel, is very easy to use, with a clear menu system and large clear lcd screen and gives high quality results.
Bad points:
None really.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Nov 2006

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact, fast to start, bright screen great images with a 2 Gig SD card in there I can take more than 500 shots at full res. Battery lasts for ages and charges quickly too. The beach is no longer out of bounds. I love it.
Bad points:
Its not a point and shoot camera as such which some might see as a disadvantage, almost half way between an SLR and a point and shoot which means once you know how to work it, it can do almost anything. But learning to use it will take a day of playing.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Dec 2006

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3072x2304
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SDXC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Movie and Voice
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 135
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) 54.5x106.5x23
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.3-4
In-built memory (Megabytes) 22
Built-in flash Yes
Release date 2006-10-05
Height in mm 54.5
Width in mm 106.5
Depth in mm 23
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Battery Model Camera Specific Powerpacks
Zoom Type Optical + Digital
Autofocus Yes
Range Finder Type LCD Monitor
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 114
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 38

Also known as: Pentax W20

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