Last updated: Review & Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams (added on 08.01.07)
Pentax Optio S7 is a 7.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 24.07.06) features 3x optical zoom (37.5-112.5 mm equivalent), 23Mb internal memory, face recognition AF and AE, IS 800/1600 at 4 MP and 2.5″ LCD Screen. The camera is measuring in at 86 x 54 x 20 mm (3.4 x 2.1 x 0.8 in) and weighing at 120 g (4.2 oz).
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Steve’sDigicams have reviewed the Pentax Optio S7 and write;
“Bottom line – keeping in line with its Optio S predecessors, the Pentax Optio S7 offers some great features, an easily carried pocket size, an all-metal durable case, all in a 7-megapixel file format. The 23 MB internal memory will only be good for around 10 pictures with the average file size of 2.2MB, so we strongly recommend that you purchase a memory card of at least 256MB. With a street price of US$300 or less (check our buy box below) the S7 gives you a lot of camera for your money. “
CamerasUK have reviewed the Pentax Optio S7 where they rate the camera 74/100 and write;
“The Optio S7 does appear to be quite straightforward. Key buttons for flash, zoom, macro are and your fingertips and it should not take you long to come to terms with the menu system. There is also a Green Mode that disables the menu if you want complete point and shoot simplicity…The Pentax Optio S7 is a bit of a mixed bag. Whilst it gives you the chance to pick up a pocket sized, seven megapixel digital camera at a relatively low price there are issues outlined in this review that give me cause for concern. “
Megapixel have reviewed the Pentax Optio S7 where they rate the camera 8.7/10 and write;
“Positives: Good image quality with brightly lit subjects, Sharp and large LCD screen, well-finished body, Green button, when assigned to functions, is a good improvement to the design. Negatives: Some noise at all ISO settings, Compression too strong at the highest image quality setting, Blur Reduction mode not comparable to an optically stabilized lens, Flash a bit underpowered. “
DigitalCameraInfo have reviewed the Pentax Optio S7 and write;
“The Optio S7 packs a good range of features into a small case. It takes smart-looking pictures, and is easy to use. It is obviously designed for point-and-shoot users; more advanced users will miss the manual shooting modes. But it does an effective job for what you need it to do; it take pictures quickly and efficiently if you don’t mind spending over $350 on a new camera.”
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GOLDEN, CO. (July 24, 2006) PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX Optio S7 compact digital camera. The Optio S7 is the latest model in the PENTAX Optio S series, which is known for slim, stylish, full-featured digital camera bodies.
In addition to an upgrade to 7.0 effective megapixels, this model features an easy-to-use Blur Reduction High ISO mode to help reduce the effects of camera shake and subject blurring for sharper images even in dim lighting conditions such as night scenes and indoor sporting events. In this mode, the camera adjusts shutter speeds automatically to an ISO as high as 1600 to match the brightness of the subject. The higher sensitivities permit faster shutter speeds.
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