Pentax Optio SV review

Started Jan 18, 2005 | User reviews
AngeloM New Member • Posts: 2
Pentax Optio SV review

I sent mine back! I bought it because of the 5x zoom and 5Mpx quality. But comparison with my Canon G3 (4Mpx) showed images of poorer quality. Also shutter delay was too long even with pre-focusing. I bought the camera to take shots of my one year old and he was walking off in most of them - yes I prefocused/exposed but the delay to actually take the picture was ages. I think this is to do with the image processor. Shame because the camera was nice and small and well made/designed.


Sloooooow image processing time.

Poor image quality in low light.

Images worse than old 4Mpx Canon G3.

Gave camera back within 7 days and just paid for postage. I will wait for digicams to speed up the image processing so that it is faster than my G3 before I buy again. I think Canon's digic2 is supposed to be pretty fast.

Pentax Optio SV
5 megapixels • 1.8 screen • 36 – 180 mm (5×)
Announced: Sep 13, 2004
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