Pentax Optio A20

Announced Aug 21, 2006 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)

This camera has a lot of excellent features for the price and its pretty customisable. Overall image quality is good with excellent colour and lots of detail. I didnt find AF to be too slow when set to centre point only, and the face recognition seems to work well. IS is vairable but I'd say you can expect about 1-2 stops slower shutter speed than would be recommended for a given focal length which does give you the option of shooting at lower ISO. Problems: Noise is visible even at ISO100, ...

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Used a lot of time comparing different cameras in ultra-compact class and decided to buy Pentax A20. I must say that I have been statisfied with this camera. I think the sharpness and detail in this camera are excellent. I also like the wide manual controls it gives me. I don't really have enough experience to say if the colors are accurate or not, but at least I have been statisfied. If you just want a fast and simple party-P&S camera, this camera is nothing special compared to other similar ...

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