Optio I-10

Optio I-10

Pentax Optio I-10 Review

By Matt Metzker

Review Posted 07/19/2010

Quick Take
Pros
Fits in a small pocket; Great image quality; Cool retro styling; Good video quality for compact camera
Cons
Zoom control faces backward; Feels toy like in your hands; LCD is hard to see in bright sunlight
Bottom Line
The Optio I-10 is a cool looking retro camera that is compact and takes great pictures. At times it felt like a toy rather than a $250 camera, so be sure to look at the competition before making your final purchase.  Read more in our Full Conclusion.
pentax_I10_470.jpgPentax's Optio I-10 is a 12.1-megapixel digital camera that is loaded with features like a 5x wide angle optical zoom and 2.7-inch LCD screen, all packed into retro looking frame with classic styling. The I-10 is also equipped with Face Detection, Smile Capture, Blink Detection technologies as well as Auto Picture mode, allowing for easy point-and-shoot picture taking. This model comes in either black or white with a MSRP of $249.95.

Pentax Optio I-10 Features:
  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 25mm Ultra Wide Angle lens
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 2.7" TFT color LCD (16:9) w anti-reflective coating
  • HD movie mode in 15 or 30 frames per second
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
  • Sensor-Shift SR, Pixel Track SR, Digital SR
  • 24 shooting modes
  • HD, VGA & QVGA movie modes in 15 or 30fps.
  • Continuous shooting
  • ISO speeds: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
  • Uses removable SD/SDHC memory cards

What's in the Box:
  • Optio I-10 Digital Camera
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • AV Cable I-AVC7
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI92
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC92(A)
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Strap O-ST20
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW104

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