Pentax Optio 33WR review

Started Jul 24, 2004 | User reviews thread
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Marccuba
Marccuba Regular Member • Posts: 324
Pentax Optio 33WR review

I was looking for a camera as a back-up for my EOS 300D. I wanted a camera which I could use in all conditions and ended almost naturally with the Optio WR which I could pick up for only 150€.

At first, I found it an ackward, ugly little thing, but now after only one week, I'm completely in love with it (as is my girlfriend.)

The essentials are there: nice picture quality (although it does not compare to my EOS 300D), superb white balance, good exposure. The only thing I would complain about, is quiet a lot of noise at 200 and 400 ISO settings.

All the rest is positive: excellent macro mode (you have to see to believe it!), very nice ergonomics, small but not too small and weather (and water) resistant and shockproof to top it off.

I would recommend the camera to everyone!

Problems:

Add to my wishing list:
- Optical stabilizer,
- raw mode,
- metal design,
- better noise/signal at high ISO setting

Pentax Optio 33WR
3 megapixels • 1.6 screen • 37 – 104 mm (2.8×)
Announced: Sep 3, 2003
Marccuba's score
4.8
Average community score
4.2
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