Last update: Review by Let’s Go Digital (added on 29.07.06)
Pentax Optio T10 is a slim and stylish point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 16.02.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 35-105mm) and a 3″ LCD touch-display screen. It’s measuring 3.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches (95 x 59x 20mm), 135 g (4.8 oz) and running on Rechargeable Lithium-ion D-LI8 battery
>> REVIEWS (last update: 28.07.06)
LetsGoDigital reviewed the Pentax Optio T10 and wrote;
“The Pentax T10 is an attractive camera with an intuitive operation. The use of a touch-screen in combination with the beautiful 3 inch monitor adds a considerable surplus value to the camera. The Pentax Optio T10 has a compact size, can easily be carried along in a trouser pocket, and guarantees an excellent photo quality. The user that values ease and convenience will find this camera offers plenty of options, and even the trendy photographer is likely to be charmed by the features and functions on the Pentax Optio T10. Trendy, eye-catching and innovative are the keywords for the Pentax Optio T10. A most successful concept! “
LetsGoDigital reviewed the Pentax Optio T10 and wrote;
“If you rarely change settings and are happy to mainly point and shoot, operation of the Pentax Optio T10 is less frustrating a deal than it is for photographers who want to adjust for changing scenes and subjects..The T10 will appeal more to gadget lovers than photographers, because having dedicated buttons for speedy access to key shooting options makes for smoother operation than battling with stylus pen and several menu screens to get where you want. “
Megapixel reviewed the Pentax Optio T10 and wrote;
“The lens is effectively free of distortion throughout its range, and it is only when the macro mode is used, a mode that locks the lens at the widest angle, that some barrel distortion becomes visible. At the telephoto end however, no pincushion is noticeable, and whatever the focal length in use, the T10’s lens shows no trace of any chromatic aberration, from wide angle through to telephoto, even when imaging a subject that contains strong contrasts…The colour rendition of the T10 is excellent with outdoor subjects that are well lit…”
DigitalCameraInfo has a preview on Pentax Optio T10 and write:
“With an intuitive menu structure, manual control options which are accessible to the beginner, playback features that should entertain and a 2.5-inch LCD with a touch screen interface, the Pentax Optio T10 certainly looks to be a strong competitor in the new touch screen market. The camera has a 1/2.5-inch, 6 MP CCD, and includes a vast wealth of still image parameters and a fully functioning movie mode with 30 fps and a 640 x 480 resolution. There are a number of general shooting modes, a manual focus option that has a basic interface and manual controls in general which reflect the simple, clean and understated design of the entire camera. “
>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last update: 07.06.06)
– Pentax Optio T10 Sample Photos posted @ Megapixel
>> PRESS RELEASE
A compact digital camera that makes “shooting,” “viewing,” and “creating” fun, featuring an extra-large, high-resolution LCD monitor and a touch display for controls
February 16, 2006 PENTAX Corporation is pleased to introduce the new PENTAX Optio T10 compact digital camera. The Optio T10 is distinguished by an extra-large 3.0-inch,high-definition LCD monitor for easy viewing and a touch-display control system that allows you to program the camera by simply touching icons on the panel as well as customize images directly on the panel.
Along with the powerful raw performance of the camera’s picture quality and its 3X-optical zoom lens coupled with a slim body profile and a simple, intuitive interface, PENTAX has engineered a camera that puts the fun back into not only “taking” and “viewing” but also “creating” images with its playful touch-display control.
Pentax Optio T10 Major Features
Easy-to-view 3.0-inch oversized LCD monitor
The Optio T10 accommodates our largest digital-camera LCD monitor, which comes in at a full three inches and about 230,000 pixels for exceptional clarity and definition. Checking pictures and making settings is easier than ever thanks to the larger and clearer displays of images and menu text. And since the monitor sports a wide viewing field, the screen remains easy to see and nearly as bright and colorful when viewed at an angle as when viewed straight on. This is helpful when monitoring shots at low or high angles or when showing off photos to a group of people.
Touch display makes operations simple and enjoyable
The Optio T10’s touch display allows you to select and confirm functions by directly touching the LCD screen. The simplicity of touching and selecting the icon of the function you want from the displayed menu takes the stress out of setting up the camera.
Excellent image quality
The 6.0 effective megapixel CCD delivers images with exceptional definition. The camera boasts the well-regarded smc PENTAX lens, which renders clear, high-contrast images, while our unique lens coating cuts out ghosting and other artifacts. And the Optio T10’s superb image processing technology produces vivid colors and creates smooth tonal expressions at all brightness levels.
My Drawing mode for easy picture design
The Optio T10 comes with a My Drawing mode, which lets you enjoy customizing your shots. Using the included stylus pen, you can create your own original picture by writing directly on the image shown on the monitor or adding a stored illustration with the Stamp function. The camera also has a function for storing your favorite photos as original stamps.
19.5-mm body is the one of the thinnest in its class
We successfully slimmed down the camera’s body by utilizing a 3X-optical zoom lens that employs the PENTAX Sliding Lens System*1 together with a high-density mounting technology that creates an incredibly efficient layout with almost no spaces between components. The resulting 19.5-mm-wide body is the thinnest in its class even with the 3.0-inch extra-large LCD monitor.
*1: PENTAX’s proprietary lens system that offsets the central lens groups from the optical axis and houses the lens elements in two separate stages in the lens barrel to reduce the overall lens length and thereby minimize the body depth.
12 shooting modes cover a wide range of scenes
The Optio T10 features 12 versatile shooting modes specialized for conditions such as Portrait, Landscape, Flower, or Night Scene. Just choose the mode matching the subject scene and the camera automatically optimizes the exposure, white balance, and other settings. Selecting the mode is easy with the touch display and the Mode Palette, which displays PENTAX’s original mode icons on the monitor.
High-quality movie function with long recording times
The Optio T10 smoothly captures movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at sizes up to 640 × 480 pixels with image quality rivaling camcorders. The camera includes a movie editing function that can save a frame from a recorded movie as a still image.
We employed a high-grade aluminum alloy for the camera’s exterior. The elegant design is finished off with the soft rounded contours of the top cover that accentuate the unit’s thinness and project a friendly image.