Pentax Optio S10 compact camera
Small and perfectly formed
Review Some products' claims to be pocket-sized often stretch the imagination - and the material. Pentax describes the Optio S10 as being “ultra compact” but this time it's dead right. This camera isn’t just pocket-sized, or even palm-sized – it’s diddy.
Soon to complemented by the newest addition to Optio range - the S12, the S10 measures just 87 x 54 x 21mm in size and weighs a paltry 130g with battery and memory card in place.
Pentax's Optio S10: teeny-tiny
So, full marks to Pentax for portability. The Optio S10 certainly looks stylish, finished as it is in very handsome two-tone aluminium. On the top are a shutter button and a power button which glows green when the S10 is ready for action.
At the front is the lens, flash, pinhole-sized microphone, autofocus light and a senor window for an optional remote control. The rear is dominated by a 2.5in LCD screen with 232,000 pixels - which for some strange reason, Pentax describes as “23.2 megapixels” in the instruction book - zoom rocker switch, playback button, menu button, a green button for quickly reverting to the factory settings, and a five-button multi-controller.
At the side is a flap that covers the battery, memory card slot (SD/SDHC), power socket and a mini USB port that doubles as a PC/AV out connection.
I doubt it...
I doubt that the picture of the wood carving was "taken in total darkness" uness the camera has some sort of night vision capabiity. So what's the real story behind the that photo? If that was taken in ambient light at ISO 1600 then the low noise in the image is very impressive.