Pentax Optio A40

Announced Oct 1, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 37 – 111 mm (3×)

A fine ultacompact camera in all respects. The people at Pentax know well what they are doing and satisfy the real needs of the amateur and the experienced photographer. All the features of this camera certainly have a goal and the image quality, the sharpness and the colours produced are suberb, even at full resolution. I use it mostly on 7 MPixels , 50 ISO and its image and pixel quality is absolutely comparable to my DSLRs. Problems: the battery compartement is too easily opened only two ...

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This is a gorgeous little black and chrome gem . The Positives: (1) The Intelligent Zoom feature . When set to 7, then 5 , then 3 megapixels , the A-40 offers (via cropping) 148 mm , 175 mm , and 216 mm focal lengths respectively . And that's why I bought this camera . Like who really needs to use the 10 or 12 megapixel settings ? (2) The CCD sensor-based Image Stabilization . (3) The sharp clear pictures . (4) An easy to use menu layout. (5)A super-sharp LCD screen when its' brightness level ...

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