Pentax Optio E10

Announced Jan 3, 2006 •
6 megapixels | 2.4 screen | 34 – 102 mm (3×)

The reviews are damning. After using Olympus Camedia whose lens cover tended to stick and didn't give me the quality of macro photography I wanted from a pocket digital, I purchased Pentax E10. Yes it is slow but it fits in a handbag and I've had great results of close-up flowers ( my specialty) and insects. Problem when taking images when most scarlet, colour/orange in strong light eg poppies, it' bleaches'. Manual does not explain program features - but photo course has helpd my understa ...

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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, ...

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