Pentax Optio 230

Announced Feb 23, 2002 •
2 megapixels | 1.6 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
gnguyen
 
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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 ...

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Joni R.
 
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I had that camera now about 3 months and I like use that. Easy to use and appearance is fine. I think that was good purchase in that price range of digicameras. I assume now that my next digicamera will be Pentax too. Problems: Maybe longer shutter speed could be good

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Gar-Chun
 
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Good Points 2Mp with 3x optical Zoom and 2x digital Zoom Excellent Night time shots Compact design Flip out screen Compact Flash memory USB transfer Can take AA batteries ?3-D capture function I purchased my camera at Morgan Computers near Tottenham Court Road (www.morgancomputers.co.uk) about 3 weeks ago as a Christmas present to myself. Initially impressed with the Pentax Optio 230 this camera comes complete with software including USB drivers, USB transfer cable, RCA TV-Out cable and 1 ...

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Harry K
 
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I got this camera 1 month ago and very happy so far. Paid around $265 us (including an extra 128mb CF card). I was looking for good quality inexpensive point and shoot lightweight camera and Optio 230 fits the bill. Shot close to 300 pix so far. Colors and resolution are very good in Auto mode for daytime shots. Indoor shots require white balance adjusted to the approriate lighting type. Macro photos turn out very clear. 180" LCD flip out allows to do good self-portraits. Problems: LCD hard ...

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Dave Thornber
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After setting my heart on the Fuji 2800 and its 6x optical zoom (and having to return it because the digital viewfinder is useless) I felt I was settling for second best with the Optio. Obvously, the 230's ability to get up close wasn't going to be a patch on the Fuji. Image quality is probably slightly less well defined than the Fuji, but is certainly superior to the Kodak DC215 that it's replacing. The 230 does however suffer from worse than average stepping when it comes to thin, highly ...

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Fritzy0007
 
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This is one of the best 2m pixel cameras i've come accross. I've been searching long and hard to replace a 35mm SLR with a decent digital camera, within a certain price bracket. This camera didn't have manual overides but the control of the focus and the lightmeter was just supperb. Image quality was of the highest standards and Zoom & focus quite fast. Pentax were a bit late in the digital race but I belive they have a overall winner in this price bracket. The macro facility worked very ...

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Superior camera! I bought this little jewel about two months ago and have taken almost 150 pics. After reading the user's manual through once, I knew how to use this simple camera. The features are good -- it feels good in the hand, the flash works great, the pics are crisp and clear. I'm not an expert at photography, so the Pentax is just right for me. I even like the little reversible viewer for self portraits! It is very easy to download pics. I especially like the ease of driver ...

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jea348
 
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My first digital camera. The pictures I have taken are excellent on the PC screen and excellent printed on photo paper. Colors are brightfull, image is detailed. Printed on 10x15 paper, I cannot notice any difference with my pentax espio 160. The camera uses 2 AA batteries, so I use rechargeable AA ones; if the camera is out of battery, I can buy 2 AA ones anywhere I am. Problems: Not found any problem at the moment.

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Miracle-Mike
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Compact, Light Weight, Impromtu camera that easily fits into any pocket. Great Color and Contrast Control right out of the box. Delivers amazingly crisp images for a 2.2 megapixel camera. Of course the proof is in the printing. Never, and I can't emphasize this enough, Never attempt to judge image quality using your Desktop PC. Even the sharpest images will look soft and fuzzy on a Monitor. This little camera offers plenty of control for a "Point & Shoot", and the 3D features makes it quite ...

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Eddie
 
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a pretty good small camera. compact and cool colour (mine is white) good value for money Using AA type battery is a merit Problems: pretty slow start-up time I found errors in numbering pictures in my camera ACD can't read some pictures (not deleted) in the CF card in case I have done some deletions to other pictures in it.

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