Pentax Optio 33L

Announced Feb 18, 2003 •
3 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
Babya
 
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Pentax's Optio 33L camera has a handy swivelling LCD (180 degress-it can be at the top, face the back of thr camera for example), 3.2MP and unique 3D image mode. The zoom lens is a Pentax 3x (38-114mm) which is quite sharp and no sign of barrel distortion or chromatic aberration. Scene modes include surf and snow,sktech (makes the captured image look like a illustration),digital filter (add interesting color effects-eg. B&W+red,sepia and so on), atuo bracketing-including the usual exposure ...

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Heather22
 
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I have this camera. I had it for a little while, its really good quality. takes great photos!!! Problems: the only things is my friend spilt beer all over it. and i need to know where i could take it to get it fixed, or see whats wrong. Could i take it back where i got it, and get it fixed for free or what I need someones help on thas. It stil works, it has its on and off days. It works, but then if u mess with the zoom or bump it a little hard it shuts off and dont work until it wants... ...

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bazarov
 
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I took this camera on an around-the-world trip in 2004, spanning such extreme places as Siberia, Egypt, Vietnam, China and France. During this trip, the camera accompanied me on a variety of activities, such as skiing in the Alps, hiking in the Himalayas and sea kayaking southeast Asia, and kept on shooting. The camera finally died this summer in Alaska, during a 3 hour ice climb, when I insisted on taking pictures in subzero weather in the pouring rain. The speed of the camera is not ...

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dragra
 
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Very special camera with no direct competition, almost a class of its own. Main thing is the swivel LCD which is unique. This is a dont't miss feature and it adds lots of flexibility & fun to daily shooting experience! FIRST IMPRESSIONS: you get all you need to instantly start playing around, plus a bonus: you'll find some curious stuff in there, like a viewing device with strange glasses. This is provided to watch 3D images [similar like back then in the 1950-ties]. BODY & DESIGN: the camera ...

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edgart
 
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Just bought one for my son for his school trip abroad. The camera was on a special at warehouseexpress at £79 so did a bit of research and decided to go for it!! Got to admit the driving factors were manufacturer, compact flash (got lots of it) and AA batteries, I use 2000/2300 Nickel hidrides. Great focus, colours a bit flat but well balanced and Idiot proof. Tremendous flexibility with swiveling LCD and great value. The flash new models are seductive but many a good tune has been played on ...

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darcy
 
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This is a excellent digital camera of great value that tends to slip through the attention and interest of most people due to its traditional camera appearance. Actually, I never noticed this camera until my friend's recommewndation (he has been a photo shopkeeper for over 20 years). I bought 33L based upon his recommendation and love it immediately. Pros: Using least expensive CF memory card. AA size battery (vital to copnvenience when travel abroad). Swivel LCD screen enables me to shoot ...

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idnab
 
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Having taken hundreds of pictures in various conditions with this camera I can confidently state the following: Excellent picture quality - very good 8x10 in. prints; Great ergonomics - very easy to reach and manipulate the controls; Easy to navigate the menu system; Outstanding macro capability in any zoom position; Economical battery usage with lithium AAs. Problems: None

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nightingales
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Great camera as a second. I use it as a carry-around. I am amazed at the picture quality and features, especially the manual overrides at this price and class. Only downside is the lack of an optical viewfinder - but thats not too bad.

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I was between this one, the Optio S and the Canon A70. I´ve chosen this one cause it was the cheapest. The mobile screen becomes really handy in every situation. Also great functions like 3D and panorama, very rare in this type of cameras. I trusted Pentax with the lense, cause I´ve been using Pentax SLR & lenses almost all my life and I must say, most are of very good quality, but this one isnt SMC, and quality could be better(I may have expected too much of it..). Macro is very good. ...

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menka
 
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excellent camera - my first one came after a lots of looking for it i'm satisfied very good picture quality in any conditions lots of options good battery life - i'm using NiMH - 2000 mAh Problems: not yet i even dropped it on the floor from a meter high still working perfect

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