Pentax Optio E10 review

Started Jan 4, 2007 | User reviews thread
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Pentax Optio E10 review

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, adequate
flash, pictbridge, adequate presets, etc.

The pix turned out just fine including 8x10 no crops, but . . .

We came home and within a week the camera stopped working -- lens wouldn't extend/retract, you turn it on and it would start up and then turn itself off. So we dopped it off to the nearest Pentax service center. It's been 2 months and the last contact we had was "the parts just came in."

I've heard of bad customer service, but this is ridiculous.

In my first review I said if it lasts more than a year or 2 I'd be thrilled. Now I'd be amazed.


Shutter lag - yes.
Instructions "sparse".
Reliability: NONE
Customer Service: The Slowski turtles are faster.

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Pentax Optio E10
6 megapixels • 2.4 screen • 34 – 102 mm (3×)
Announced: Jan 3, 2006
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