Pentax Optio S40 review

Started Dec 1, 2005 | User reviews thread
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chalkhorse New Member • Posts: 4
Pentax Optio S40 review

Good camera, got it on a discontinued sale.
Very impressed with the compact size, solid construction and practical features.
Mode dial is quick and easy to access many commonly used presets, as well as 4 programmable modes, which save your favourite settings, i.e., flash off, high quality, shutter priority.
Sound recording (6 hours on 1 Gb card)
Movie recording (30 minutes on 1 Gb card)
Stitch mode works in both horizontal and vertical position, enabling very wide angle shots.

Problems:

LCD screen is too small, otherwise a great camera.
Too bad they don't make it anymore.
The new models don't have the viewfinder, which is a good thing to have if the batteries are low.

Pentax Optio S40
4 megapixels • 1.6 screen • 35 – 105 mm (3×)
Announced: Feb 2, 2004
chalkhorse's score
4.6
Average community score
3.8
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