Pentax Optio 450

Announced Feb 18, 2003 •
4 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 38 – 188 mm (5×)
sg12d
 
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I really tested this camera out the first two days I had it as I wasn't going to keep it if it was crap. We have printed a number of the many pictures we took and was not dissappointed with any of them. There is no noticable noise, the colours are spectacular, the 5 x zoom for such a compact camera is excellent, all the modes and features, it just does it all. Movie mode is good but can generate some big file sizes. One of the best assets of this camera is the software. Easy to use, quick ...

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Daniel Conroy
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In reply to the person who said this camera can't focus indoors - yes it can. Unless you live in a house with no lights and no windows. The only problem I've had with the autofocus, is when I've tried to focus in extreme darkness, ie trying to take a picture of a cat hidden behind a large object, where there is zero light. Even when you dont get an autofocus lock, you can use the manual focus easily. Pictures are coming out well for me, definitely good enough for holiday/every day photos, not ...

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luke
 
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Junk! Cannot focus indoors! Camera took great outdoor shots, but indoors the auto focus would not get a lock!!! This is my 5th digital camera and the only one to not be able to focus under low light conditions.

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PenSaul
 
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I wanted a very compact 4mp pixel camera (personally didnt think I will need to go up to a 5mp pixel), that had all the manual functions. Couldn't really find anything on the market like that, so I was going to buy the Optio 550. Went into to buy the optio 550 last week when the shop keeper informed me that the 450 has just been shipped in. I remember reading that the 450 should (being a 4mp camera) have less noise problems for indoor shots. I think this may well be the case. I have set the ...

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