Pentax Optio M60

Last updated (10 April’09):
- Review by PCW

Pentax Optio M60 is a 10 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 5x optical zoom (36 – 180mm in 35mm format), Advanced Auto Picture mode, High sensitivity Digital SR mode, High-speed Face Recognition Function and a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor. The camera measures 55mm x 95mm x 23.5mm and weighs 110g (without battery and SD memory card).


Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Pentax Optio M60 Reviews

PCW reviews the Pentax Optio M60 and writes;
“Pros: Small; cheap; good range of manual settings. Cons: Fair amount of noise and compression visible; auto ISO settings sometimes unnecessarily high. Overall: By no means perfect, but this is a good value compact camera with some decent features.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PCAdvisor reviews the Pentax Optio M60 and writes;
“even at low ISO settings a fair amount of image noise crept in – most likely the result of trying to get so many pixels out of a relatively small sensor.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ComputerActive reviews the Pentax Optio M60 and writes;
“even at low ISO settings a fair amount of image noise crept in – most likely the result of trying to get so many pixels out of a relatively small sensor.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆ reviews the Pentax Optio M60 and writes;
“The cutesy touches won’t be to everyone’s taste, but the silver metal accents, 5x zoom and respectable image quality will make the Pentax Optio M60 attractive to adults too. It’s certainly a package that suits the pocket – in size and price”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

WhatDigitalCamera reviews the Pentax Optio M60 and writes;
“For under £100 the Pentax M60 offers good build quality and an attractive, easy-to-use design. It’s a bit slow and lens quality could be better, but it’s excellent value for money..”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Pentax Optio M60 and writes;
“M60 shows that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a decent camera. While it does have its limitations, for £100 it offers excellent build quality, great handling, a wonderfully easy-to-use interface and some fun features.”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Pentax Optio M60 and writes;
“The M60 suffers from the usual problems with noise, with grainy speckles lending images a gritty feel at ISO 200 and above. “
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Pentax Optio M60 Samples

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Pentax Optio M60 User Manual (PDF)

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Pentax Optio M60 Press Release

PENTAX Optio M60 — A standard-class digital compact camera that supports diverse photography, with further enhanced and convenient functions to leave photography up to the camera, such as scene mode recognition from among 8 shooting scenes, the most in this series

HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of the new PENTAX Optio M60, a standard-class compact digital camera that is also lightweight and equipped with advanced basic functions. The Optio M60 can be used widely by many different kinds of people in a variety of scenes, and is equipped with the latest scene mode recognition function that allows for even more easy and convenient photography of high-quality images.

This product is the latest model in the PENTAX Optio M series of compact digital cameras highly acclaimed for their small, lightweight bodies and enhanced basic functions. In addition to a metal exterior that gives off a sense of sophistication, an optical 5X zoom, a large and easily-viewable LCD monitor, and easy-to-understand operability, the effective pixel count has been increased to approximately 10.0 megapixels. Furthermore, the Optio M60 has been finished as a model that enables for easier and more beautiful photography by leaving it up to the camera to take photos, such as through a strengthening of the face recognition function and further advancement of the convenient “Auto Picture” function unique to PENTAX, where the camera automatically detects the conditions of the subject and selects the optimal scene mode. The camera also comes in 3 different colors, allowing users to select their favorite color.

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