Pentax Optio 430 review

Started Apr 18, 2002 | User reviews thread
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Unknown user 93475 New Member • Posts: 1
Pentax Optio 430 review

Solid but heavy body. As heavy as Canon IXUS v. Strong stainless steel body that can resist most impact. I usually crashed it with the table and there is no sign of scratch. Soft case is not included coz it won't get worn!
User friendly. One whose a newbie can use it after 2 sec.
Good pictures/video at night shot with low noises. However if sound is included will be much much better. Amazingly you can ZOOM when recording video.
A bit noisy while zooming. I was discovered when I tried to take photo during class.
Good to remember most settings after switching off/on.
I brought it at Hong Kong at HKD$4180 /w 128MB CF.

Problems:

Battery goes out soon. I can use it around 2 hours, after full charge. I'm going to buy one spare battery coz I would use it traveling aboard and expect it can function for one day. HOT camera. You can feel the heat where the battery located after using 5 minutes.

Pentax Optio 430
4 megapixels • 1.6 screen • 37 – 111 mm (3×)
Announced: Sep 26, 2001
Unknown user 93475's score
4.4
Average community score
4.1
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