Pentax Optio 555 review

Started May 28, 2004 | User reviews
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Morrie Regular Member • Posts: 114
Pentax Optio 555 review

If you are an advanced amateur who wants full manual control and 2 cm close focusing or 5x zoom in as small a package as possible, you can't beat the 555. Battery life is amazing. A camera you can carry in your pocket all the time.

Problems:

Focus in low light can cause long shutter lag, but pre-focus using shutter button solves the problem. Low light pictures noisier than some other cameras, but when printed at sizes up to 8x10 noise is not noticeable.

Pentax Optio 555
5 megapixels • 1.5 screen • 38 – 188 mm (5×)
Announced: Sep 3, 2003
Morrie's score
4.4
Average community score
4.5
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