Written on: 26/08/2004 by blugnu
Quality of shots, robustness, ease of use, macro facility, movie mode.
Battery life without rechargeables is poor.
Quality of photos is excellent, although my Pentax Optio is the 4 megapixel version. In addition, it has a great movie facility with excellent sound recording abilities. You can also add sound bites to photos. The camera has a vast range of different coloured filters you can apply after you have taken a shot, as well as a panaroma facility. The lens is housed within the body, and therefore does not protrude beyond the body of the camera. This may be important if you are looking for a camera for real outdoor use. Combined with its waterproof and dustproof weather protection, these facilities make it an extremely robust camera for active outdoor use.
The camera also has a vast number of different shooting modes, and can focus down to 1 cm!
Battery life is not impressive with normal batteries. Get a set of NiMh rechargeables and this ceases to be an issue.