Pentax Optio E10

Announced Jan 3, 2006 •
6 megapixels | 2.4 screen | 34 – 102 mm (3×)
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I have had nothing but trouble with this camera, I have spent more on batteries than I did for the camera. It has been sent twice for service, the first time some repairs were made and I was told to use only lithium batteries, which is what I did use, the second time I don't think they even bothered to look at it, they said " took several shots camera fine" I tried it and got the same results out of focus blurry pictures. I realize it is not a top of the line model, but for someone like ...

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optimon
 
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I don't see why everyone says the image quality is bad. I use a tripod and the self timer, no flash. Images are sharp, better than average. No discolored fringing. All P&S cameras need a lot of light. I keep the ISO set at 64. Problems: The only thing I do not like is the shutter delay. For stills, this is not a problem

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CTrevaldwyn
 
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The reviews are damning. After using Olympus Camedia whose lens cover tended to stick and didn't give me the quality of macro photography I wanted from a pocket digital, I purchased Pentax E10. Yes it is slow but it fits in a handbag and I've had great results of close-up flowers ( my specialty) and insects. Problem when taking images when most scarlet, colour/orange in strong light eg poppies, it' bleaches'. Manual does not explain program features - but photo course has helpd my understa ...

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Gul Westfale
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this was my first digicam, and i was stupid enough to trust the well known pentax name to guide my purchase decision. no matter what option settings you use, the images this camera produces are always either sharp but overly bright, or totally noisy yet evenly lit. over several days of testing i was not able to shoot a single good looking photo with it. the construction quality feels very light and plasticky, at this price probably normal. what is not normal - at any price- is that it takes a ...

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andre5
 
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I wanted a smaller camera than my Canon A60, bought this one several years back. A big mistake, this is a vey bad camera. Today i took about 30 pictures outside. 90% came out blurry / not sharp. Problems: This camera takes really bad pictures most of them are blurry / not sharp.

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Blacklumix
 
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I bought this camera on vacation for a day-trip to a place where if it got trashed it wouldn't matter much and I didn't want to risk my "regular" gear. I chose Pentax because it always had a reliable lens, and that's to me the key. Plus for the price it had all the features you could want in a cheapie digital: AA battery operation (in the wild a near must), DC backup possible, 10mb ON BOARD memory, 6 mp (albeit tiny lens) sensor, large LCD viewer, decent zoom (w/ digital!), SD card slot, ...

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climbingstevie
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Bad camera! With so many small and cheap point-and-shoots to choose from this is not the one to go for. I own a d70 with many lenses and a little samsung s500 point and shoot. I bought the E10 for my mum as a little camera since it was cheap and small, however returned it after testing it for about 1 hour. Shutter lag and image quality are very very poor for a camera in 2006. Problems: -severe shutter lag reminiscent of early digital point and shoots -very noisy pictures -bad colour and poor ...

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ajltt
 
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I brought this camera as a replacement for my old Canon A300. Just a small point and shoot that takes AA batteries that I can take around industrial sites without worrying about it being damages. Bad choice (see below) - I am still using my Canon..... Problems: This camera takes so long to take a photo it is past pathetic. It can take up to 5 seconds to take a picture - I kid you not. Thats not turn on time, thats how long it takes from when the shutter button is pushed to when the picture is ...

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Draconian
 
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This camera is cursed! I had used a Pentax Optio 450 and 550 before, where you can assign types of controls to the four-way controller. Here this entry-level camera has no direct control of aperture or shutter-speed. It pre-assigns some controls to the four-way directional button: flash setting, EV, focus mode (standard, infinity, macro), and drive mode (single-shot, delayed shots, etc.). For menus, the camera's "Simple" mode allows you only to change picture resolution when you hit the ...

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ttpas
 
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I wanted a cheap "point and shoot" to complement my Nikon D50 when the size and weight of the Nikon SLR were problematic. (Nights out, etc). Having spent most of my budget on the Nikon, I was willing to sacrifice picture quality for getting a budget camera, and looked at the Pentax Optio E10, the Canon Powershot A530 and the Sony DSCS-600. I eventually went for the Pentax as it was the cheapest (£93 from Pixmania) and I could swap in the SD card from my NIkon. Firstly, the Pentax seems a well ...

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