Pentax Optio SV

Announced Sep 13, 2004 •
5 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 36 – 180 mm (5×)
Breinholm
 
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Very long focusing time. Very low sensitivity. LCD is not viewable on a sunny day Problems: Very long focusing time. Very low sensitivity. LCD is not viewable on a sunny day

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danmurray
 
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The pictures are clear and of a reasonable quality in normal lighting conditions. I found the mode selector to be painful as it changes setting when putting it in and out of the case and gets caught on things. The camera body doesnt feel that sturdy and doesnt have any real feel to it. Shutter lag is quite long also, worse when fully zoomed in. All in all its a feature rich camera that is a bit on the expensive side with poor build quality, I think a Nikon or Canon is better quality and value ...

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UniMan
 
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I’ve been using Pentax digital cameras for over three years. My first was Optio 330 and then I went to the Optio 4s. After leaving the 4s in the my pants pocket and then subsequently doing laundry, I managed to make an expensive hunk of metal. I then had to go camera shopping and after looking around, I settled on the Optio SV. The 5X zoom was the reason I wanted to go with the SV. But in retrospect that seems to be the only advantage. Actually, because of either me, the lens, or the camera, ...

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Martijn Martens
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I thought this would be a great camera because of its 5MP and 5 x optical zoom! Since a friend of mine was quite happy with his PENTAX Optio S, I decided to switch brands. (until now I always had Canon). So on paper it all looks great, but now the reality: If you buy a camera with 5MP and 5 x Optical zoom, you expect the best don't you? Well, what a disaster this camera came out to be. 3 BIG negative points are: 1) The camera is soooooooooooo slow, especially when you are using the flash. ...

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