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Pentax is a leader in easy-to-use digital photography, and the latest affordable Optio E10 offers entry-level compact digital with 6.0 megapixels and a 3x optical lens. Even novice digital photographers will enjoy the slim, lightweight body and the Simple mode selection dial. Add a high resolution 2.4 inch LCD, 10 MB of internal memory, travel-compatible AA battery power, high quality AVI Movie capture, and the Optio E10 makes a perfect digital choice.
Memory Card Support: Secure Digital (SD) Card
LCD Screen Size: 2.4 in
Camera Type: Compact Camera
Effective Megapixels: 6 Megapixel
Lens Mount: Fixed
Optical Zoom: 3
Product Title: Ricoh Optio E10 6 Megapixel Compact Camera
Power Score: 3.0 | 9 Reviews
Image Sensor: CCD
Total Pixels: 6400000
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 320 x 240
Flash: Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x Audio/Video Out, 1 x DC Power In
Optical Zoom: 3 X
Digital Zoom: 4x
Max Aperture: 2.8 1/f
Focal Length: 5.50 mm to 16.50 mm
Installed Memory: 10 MB
Height: 2.4 in
Width: 3.4 in
Depth: 1.3 in
Weight: 4.60 oz
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Description: Optio E10 Digital Camera
General Features: Flash Cancel (On/Off), Photo Date/Time Stamping, Red-Eye Reduction, Self Timer
Image Format: DCF, DPOF, EXIF, JPEG, PIM 3
Included Components: Carrying Strap, PC Connection Cable
Max Focal Length: 16.5 mm
Max Horizontal Image Resolution: 2816 pixels
Max Vertical Image Resolution: 2112 pixels
Max Zoom: 12 X
Min Aperture: 8 1/f
Min Focal Length: 5.5 mm
Min Focus Distance: 2 in
Power Source: (2) AA Battery, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery, Rechargeable Battery
Maximum Shutter Speed: 1000 1/f
Minimum Shutter Speed: 2 sec.
Bulb Setting: No
Exposure Settings: Auto Exposure, Multiple Program Modes
Focus Features: Auto Focus, Multiple Point Focusing
Maximum Frame Rate: 20 frames/s (fps)
Video Capture Format: MJPEG
Image Sensor Quantity: 1
Image Sensor Size: 0.4 in
ISO Equivalencies: 100, 200, 64
Metering Characteristics: Center-weighted, Spot, TTL
Number of Resolution Modes: 5
White Balance: Manual, Preset Modes, TTL Auto
Number of Scene Modes: 4
Continuous Shooting Speed: 1 frames/s (fps)
Frequency Band: Camera Casing: PlasticLanguage:EnglishFrenchGermanSpanishItalianRussianSwedishDutchJapaneseChinese
Software Included: ACDSee Editing
Camera Modes: Digital Filter:Black & WhiteSepiaPicture Modes:PortraitLandscapeNight sceneSportDial Model:SimpleProgramLandscapeNight ScenePortraitSportMovie
Exposure Control: Program AE
Viewfinder Type: No
White Balance Modes: TTL AutoAutoDaylightCloudyTungsten lightFluorescent light
Product Model: E10
Brand Name: Pentax
Lens Construction: 6 Elements in 5 Groups
Autofocus Type: Passive
Maximum Image Resolution: 2816 x 2112
Maximum Frame Rate: 20 fps
Number of Batteries Support: 2
Battery Built-in: No
Battery Include: Yes
Longest Shutter Speed: 2 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/1000 Second
HD Movie Mode: No
Product Line: Optio
Parent Retsku: B000CSCUV2
Shipping Weight: 6.30 oz
Product Reviews (9)
Great camera pantex Optio E10 Digital Camera
Strengths: pentax is definitely a good name brand and it gives you 6 megapixels in very small price. Good for general use.
Weakness: Picture quality is not great but okay. I had Nikon earliar and i love nikon camera. I baught it for my brother and it is working fine as price.
pentax is definitely a good name brand, this camera, however fell short of expectations... the great thing about it is the price... about $150 shipped... but again, as the title claims, you get what you pay for... it takes average pictures at best, but it gives you 6 megapixels...
By pjain1976 - Oct 3, 2006
Poor focus consistancy
Strengths: Small and easy to carry
Weakness: It sometimes just decides not to focus, pehaps 10% of the time, but still takes a picture (blurry)
Hard to determine how batteries go in. Camera will not focus at all when the batteries are low, and sometimes it wont focus with good batteries. We bought it to get a small camera and because of the name Pentax, and are disappointed in it.
We took it on a cruise to Alaska, and were thankfull to have a backup camera (large SLR digital).
By tomas98064 - Sep 24, 2006
Pentax Optio E10 Digital Camera - could be better
Strengths: Small size, turns on / off fast, namebrand, 6 megapixels, considerably large display screen, movies with sound.
Weakness: Heats up quickly, eats battery power way too fast, images are hazy / unclear / poor quality overall of display screen and on the computer screen, bad movie sound quality (crackling).
The thing that caught my eye at the store, is the fact that the image quality was quite bad on the display screen. I decided to give it a try and test it at home, uploaded the images to my computer. Their quality confirmed what i saw on the camera display - VERY POOR IMAGE QUALITY!!! The sound of the movies taken cannot be heard through the camera, it can only be heard through your computer / TV....
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The thing that caught my eye at the store, is the fact that the image quality was quite bad on the display screen. I decided to give it a try and test it at home, uploaded the images to my computer. Their quality confirmed what i saw on the camera display - VERY POOR IMAGE QUALITY!!!
The sound of the movies taken cannot be heard through the camera, it can only be heard through your computer / TV. That's another big minus. Plus, once the movie is uploaded the sound quality IS REALLY BAD - has a crackling in the background.
The biggest con of this camera: IT EATS BATTERY POWER LIKE CRAZY. At first i fed it with IKEA batteries, it ate them within ONE HOUR OF USE!!! Then i fed it with DURACELL batteries... same story...
I AM SHOCKED THAT PENTAX PRODUCED SUCH A LOW QUALITY PRODUCT. THE 6 MEGAPIXELS CERTAINELY DO NOT COMPENSATE FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE. I will return / exchange it ASAP.
By thedom - Sep 13, 2006
Pentax Optio E10 Camera
Strengths: very compact, light weight and big screen
Weakness: very slow, not very clear & hazy photos
I got the camera for my Girl Friend. It is very small and light so she can just put it in her purse. Has a good screen size that is always helpful in any apparatus. The price is very good for a 6.0 MP camera. I would not recommend the camera to anybody because of the slow speed. It takes literally 3-4 seconds to take one photo.
By agarwald - Aug 4, 2006
Pentax E10: you get what you pay for...
Strengths: price, 6 megapixels, compact size, name brand, uses sd, uses AA, 3x optical zoom
Weakness: shutter delay, cheap feel, poor screen, image quality
pentax is definitely a good name brand, this camera, however fell short of expectations... the great thing about it is the price... about $150 shipped... but again, as the title claims, you get what you pay for... it takes average pictures at best, but it gives you 6 megapixels... i remember when i bought my first digital camera... it was a fuji and it was only 2mp... it took great pictures, but...
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pentax is definitely a good name brand, this camera, however fell short of expectations... the great thing about it is the price... about $150 shipped... but again, as the title claims, you get what you pay for... it takes average pictures at best, but it gives you 6 megapixels... i remember when i bought my first digital camera... it was a fuji and it was only 2mp... it took great pictures, but i paid over $600 for it... later i bought a fuji 1mp entry-level camera for $200 (and that was a cheap price back then) and that actually took better pictures than the pentax e10...
i have owned fuji, canon, and casio digital cameras and i'd have to say the canon is by far the best, as a brand, that is... very disappointing with the pentax... but it was only $150...
the camera has this cheap feel to it and you couldn't even tell which way to put the batteries in... had to check the manual to make sure... also, there's this ridiculous shutter lag... must be about 1.5 seconds... not good...
so, i had low expectations for this budget camera and i'd have to say it didn't even meet them... 1.5 stars...
By dxp2000 - Jun 30, 2006