Pentax Optio 230 review

Started Feb 19, 2004 | User reviews thread
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Pentax Optio 230 review
Feb 19, 2004

This is a good point-and-shoot camera. Outdoor images are very good but indoor images are usually under exposed. The Optio230 flash is only good within 2m. I had a chance to compare this camera with the Canon A70 and Sony DSC-P72 in the same shooting situations. To my surprise, the Optio230 had no red-eye problem while the A70 and DSC-P72 got some red-eye pictures under the same shooting situations. In indoor test with flash, the Optio230 color was more natural than the A70 and DSC-P72. I have taken over 800 images on this Pentax Optio 230 and I'm happy with this little camera.


The Optio230 has trouble in focusing objects in low light conditions. Auto focus is slow. Battery life is quite short. ISO setting is only up to ISO200.

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