Pentax Optio S60

Announced Aug 23, 2005 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 106 mm (3×)

The camera is handy to use with a clear and large display. I guess, the camera is easy to use and also delivers good images for its price. There were however extreme artefacts when taking shots with bright background. They were clearly visible without zooming to a 100%. The camera had problems to focus if light conditions were not extremely well. Probably normal as the camera has no Auto Focus light Problems: The battery lasted only for 2 dozen of images with the flash which is limiting its ...

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pero marceta

Excellent picture quality in open spaces, nice colors and good contrast (auto mode). Excellent picture quality in macro and super macro mode. Use of widely available and cheap AA batteries. Use of widely available and cheap SD memory cards (not bloody expensive Sony memory stick). User friendly software, easy readable on large 2.5" LCD. Lot of functions. Problems: No viewfinder.

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I think this camera is very good value for the money. Compact, solid construction, Pentax durability. 6 Meg resolution, mode dial to simplify quick selections. Sound and movie recording limited only by card size. Many useful features, such as 2 self-timer modes... 10 second to let you get in the picture, and 2 second for tripod shots with no shutter shake. Camera also saves all previous settings, so no battery energy is wasted charging the flash if you don't need it. Stitch assist works in ...

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D P Cole

This is an oddball of a camera. All things considered, and as far as digital is considered, I'm impressed with the thing. But there are some drawbacks... I did some test runs and found the following: * Macro mode is IMPRESSIVE. * Images at ISO64 are virtually noise-free. Highly impressive. (Camera goes up to only ISO200, however, so I suspect the camera may not be so great at 200, so I'll stick to ISO 64 or 100.) * Small in size * Good battery life (200+ pics with plenty of battery life ...

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