Pentax Optio S4i

Announced Feb 2, 2004 •
4 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
Lars3
 
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I am very pleased with my S4i. The best with it is that it is very small and it is very simple to handle, with clear menus and smart and fast ways to most functions. Also interesting is that it is possible - and simple! - to shoot moving pictures (with a 512 MB memory almost 1 hr without stopping!), as well as to record voice. Problems: The only thing I am a little disappointed at is the time delay before exposure: I estimate it at half a second. By the way, sometimes it takes half a second ...

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ketch22
 
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Sensational little camera, Fast autofocus, very capable of high quality 8x10's. Good zoom range with easy to use controls. Traded my original Optio S for the new Sony small 5 mp camera. The Sony with Zeiss lens did not compare to the Pentax Optio S. The Sony was heavy and did not feel as comfortable in hand. Also, the Sony had no viewfinder and was very difficult to use in daylight. I sold it and went back to Optio S 4i and have been thrilled with the quality, weight, and ease of use. Much ...

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MorganC
 
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I think this is the greatest camera ever built. You can always have it with you. It is so small I have a little problem using it because of my large hands, but can live with that.

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tother
 
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Sweet little point and shoot :) Take a look at the photos " no photoshop - just point & shoot". www.jasontoth.com/trip Problems: None for a little point and shoot! Some people complain but what do they expect from a $400 camera you can put in your pocket. These people are just camera snobs, if you want better images get a pro dslr?

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m04tg
 
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I bougt this camera recently and took it on a trip last week. I have to say: it's awesome! First of all the size, which is absolutely perfect, i kept it in my pocket ALL the time, and it looks really nice too. Before i bougt it i was a little concered about the image quality, but i have been very positive surprised (i think that the image quality is VERY good when compared to the size of the camera). The LCD has a resonable size ("1,8), not small and not that big. I comes with a cradle, which ...

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gfinch
 
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I picked up this camera a month ago, and am extremely impressed with it. Bought at futureshop in canada, and had them price match costco.com's $350US, plus free 128SD card and case. Quite a deal! when futureshop was selling for $500 canadian with no extras. First of all, its a very small camera, so no it won't take pictures as good as a SLR. I have read a few complaints about this. I am impressed with the image quality, and do not notice any blurry edges, except corners which is expected with ...

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jermil
 
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The Optio S4i is a very neat, very tiny, camera. It looks "cool", gets lots of comments, and you can easily carry it anywhere (which was my goal). It has a 4 mp sensor, and 3x optical zoom. AF/Shutter lag is acceptable. Menu controls are good; there are lots of program modes. Except for having to be careful not to hit the power switch when you mean to press the shutter button, controls are easy to use. I have used the camera for 2 months, and am somewhat ambivalent about it. I love the size ...

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Ryan27
 
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Te choice product for the 'point and shoot' market. Why spend aprox. $100 more for the other camera's when this Pentax is smaller and provides all the same features. I've just had 150 photos printed and they look amazing! Problems: None so far. People should keep in mind that this product is a compact and should not be compared to SLRs (of course they will take better pictures but that's not why you buy this camera)!

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sivaveera
 
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very good macro mode check http://www.sivaveera.com/pentax

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Tijs
 
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The main reason you should consider this camera, is because of it's size in combination of the quality and features. The image quality indeed is not the greatest, however looking at the size of the camera it is very acceptable. You can really bring it everywhere without bringing seriouw weight with you. The only real downside, is that it does not have a beam to be able to focus in dark environments. If you're considering this camera, also take a good look at the Canon PowerShot S500, ...

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