Pentax Optio 33LF

Announced Sep 25, 2003 •
3 megapixels | 1.6 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
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We got this camera to replace my 35mm point and shoot. The value for the money is excellent, good contruction and ergonomics, nice image quality. Swiveling display, histogram shown in display, nice modes. Problems: Uses batteries like popcorn, about 30-40 picutres is all they last (with the display on) Connectivity with Win98 was a bit difficult, but it uses default USB mass storage drivers, which I installed and the camera acts like and external "drive" now.

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-good build quality camera with good images. -good working autofocus when you have enough contrast. -easy-deesee is a joy to have by this camera. -(digital) filters are nice. Problems: -not very fast after you take the picture, the processing to the sensor is (too) slow. -low contrast problems with the autofocus.

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This is a great camera for this price! It has a lot of modes, erally nice lenses, powerful flash and a nifty display which you can find only on expensive cameras from other brands. I don't know why people who have problems with THEIR units in particular leave negative ratings here - it's not about complaining about what you got but about rating the product. Problems: No problems - connects to PC without any additional drivers (like a removeable drive), and works with Win Me too. New firmware ...

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CNelson
 
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Problem with Camera Problems: This is my first digital camera. I have used a number of different types for work, so I kind of knew what I was looking for and I thought I made a great choice at first. The usability of the camera and the 3x optical zoom are great, but I have had 2 major problems with the camera, and I'm going to either ask for a replacement (hoping I just got a lemon) or a refund and buy something else. The camera has never been able to actually connect to my computer with ...

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jim park
 
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This is my 4th Digital Camera... I have used Olympus 4040, Fuji S602Z, Canon S230? (my brother's) and the new Pentax Optio 33LF. Main purpose of this camera is to take snap shots at social gatherings. And so far I am very happy with output that this camera produces. To my surprise, auto white balance seems to work better than my S602Z. However there are little more visible noise than any other camera I own. Like other reviewers mentioned, I am really enjoying the unique features not found in ...

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dutro
 
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My 1st digital camera;I was very intimidated by digital cams,found this one very easy to use,packed with great features.Very good for 1st timers,really good value for entry level cam,paid around $300 CDN.I feel I got a great deal!The swivel lcd was a strong selling point for me,and Ive used it already in all sorts of ways.Love using black/white option as well.Seems to take great pics!I love this camera! Problems: Had problems with Sandisk sd 256mb card,there is an update for this now,but have ...

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mitchbtu
 
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Got this 1 as a gift, and in a very short time was taking awesome looking pictures with it...Love the features especially the swivel LCD.. A great camera for the first time buyer, and the price was almost the best part.. The Wife paid just over $300 Canadian... Very good on batteries as long as you use the Nimh 2000... Problems: The flash could be a bit stronger, the side flap that opens to expose the USB plug in is a bit flimsy...

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