PENTAX Optio I-10 Compact Digital Camera was £179.99 now £59.97 @ currys - HotUKDeals
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Brandishing a retro-style exterior, the Pentax Optio I-10 Compact Digital Camera will take you back in time and is laden with cutting-edge features, destined to take your photography through the roof.

Anything from faraway mountain ranges and idyllic hillsides to close-up people portraits and furry-faced pets will be captured effortlessly, thanks to this 12.1 mp camera's 5x optical zoom lens with a 5mm equivalent focal length of 28-140mm.

Even when you're shooting in low-light conditions, sensor-shift image stabilisation keeps the blur away, rendering your shots in tack-sharp detail, time and time again. A wide range of shooting modes are on hand to ensure you preserve those special moments in rich, crisp quality, whatever the setting.

The sleek and stunning Pentax Optio I10 is an ever-ready eye for the action, and is especially talented at capturing people shots to perfection, owing to its superior technologies like Face Detection, Smile Capture and Blink Detection.

When still photography doesn't satisfy, capture those moments in their High Definition 720p moving glory at a frame rate of 30fps.

For beautifully poised photos and movies, invest in the Pentax Optio I-10 Compact Digital Camera, which stitches together a classic, yesteryear design with today's modern high-tech features seamlessly
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#1
Reviews are mixed for this camera but it has to be a bargain at this price.
#2
Good value if you like the Retro design. . Pentax not been the same since Hoya bought them out a few years ago but worth looking at to see what they are producing
#3
As always a questionable RRP, it's only £79.99 on Amazon, but this obviously beats that.

Just these two paragraphs from a 10 page review on trustedreviews.com that anyone considering it should be aware of. . . .

"Unfortunately what was looking like a cool and stylish budget camera is utterly ruined by its awful image quality. I've always liked Pentax cameras, and indeed own a few myself, but I wouldn't buy this one under any circumstances. The main problem seems to be the lens, which is worrying since this same lens appears on several other Pentax models. Images are soft and blurry, especially at the edges of the frame, contrast and detail are severely lacking, and even in the high-saturation Flowers scene mode colours are pale and lack saturation.

An even worse problem is image noise, or rather the massively heavy-handed noise reduction system. Its effects are visible even at 100 ISO, and it starts blurring out finer detail at 200 ISO. At 400 ISO picture look like they were shot through a frosted glass window, and it just gets worse from there. Shots at 1600 ISO are effectively unusable, and the 3200 and 6400 ISO settings, available at 5MP resolution only, are completely pointless. This is very disappointing; I like the I-10's bold styling, and it is a nice camera to use, but with such poor image quality it's impossible to recommend it."
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As always a questionable RRP, it's only £79.99 on Amazon, but this obviously beats that.Just these two paragraphs from a 10 page review on trustedreviews.com that anyone considering it should be aware of. . . ."Unfortunately what was looking like a cool and stylish budget camera is utterly ruined by its awful image quality. I've always liked Pentax cameras, and indeed own a few myself, but I wouldn't buy this one under any circumstances. The main problem seems to be the lens, which is worrying since this same lens appears on several other Pentax models. Images are soft and blurry, especially at the edges of the frame, contrast and detail are severely lacking, and even in the high-saturation Flowers scene mode colours are pale and lack saturation.An even worse problem is image noise, or rather the massively heavy-handed noise reduction system. Its effects are visible even at 100 ISO, and it starts blurring out finer detail at 200 ISO. At 400 ISO picture look like they were shot through a frosted glass window, and it just gets worse from there. Shots at 1600 ISO are effectively unusable, and the 3200 and 6400 ISO settings, available at 5MP resolution only, are completely pointless. This is very disappointing; I like the I-10's bold styling, and it is a nice camera to use, but with such poor image quality it's impossible to recommend it."


why do people only post negative reviews heres one that is not

Borrowing stylistic influences from the 1970s Pentax Auto 110 film camera, this little camera gives digital technology the warmth of analogue through its iconic and classy looks.

It takes a commendable photo where there is a LOT of light (google steves digicam exchange for an unbiassed review and REAL Samples) and where the user manually sets the ISO setting to its maximum sensitivity for the available light. However, in low light the images can look average to poor frankly, although at night time the night setting can help a little. The lens produces an image a little on the soft side, although again, setting the camera to 'P' (Program mode) and becoming accustomed to it prevents the camera from automatically assuming (wrongly) that it is taking a portrait when in AUTO SCENE mode and thus softening the image to hide blemishes and provide even skin tone. The image softness has led to some undeserved bad reviews of the camera- quite evidently from the reviewer failing to understand this cameras little quirks.

A tiny and pocketable sized camera it has some pretty good specs. Here is the short list

15mm lens wide-angle effect - stitches two shots together where the camera is held in portrait mode to emulate a wide angle lens.
Panorama stitching effect - stitches three horizontal shots together to produce fun and atmospheric panoramas.
Lomo/holga effect - produces images of 'days gone by' atmosphere through mimicking vignetting of shots and deliberate bad colour processing. My FAV feature. EVEN puts a WHITE border around shots to emulate bordered film - FAB!!!!
black and white - moody and dramatic
sepia - vintage creamy coloured shots.
High Contrast - Another Lomo style effect
Softness - Romantic soft focus. Combine this with the lomo, contrast and other effects to produce perfect Lomo results!
5x optical zoom

For an image connoisseur this camera will only juts cut the mustard in the very best light conditions and through becoming accustomed to its quirks. Once again, in low light such as indoor shots the image can be a bit too grainy. However, For the average consumer who just wants to throw a camera in their bag it will be found to be useful and fun. The inclusion of all the filters allows the user to get really creative and have F.U.N without going near a computer - and isn't photography about this ultimately?

It looks astonishing and I think Pentax have created a good little camera.I hope they continue down this line, adding warmth to the image of digital photography instead of producing yet another silver plastic shell. The recent trend towards range-finder and leica-style cameras in consumer photography has no doubt spurred this design, and Pentax are to be commended on producing what is now an affordable little camera which I love to look at. I would recommend this camera to anybody, even with its little quirks, given the price. Hopefully the new "i" series (of which this is the first model) will continue to grow with similar models, hopefully of a better lens quality, but still with the gorgeous retro looks. Inspiration is half the trick with photography, and with this little camera it comes in bucket loads!
#5
product unavailable so id say that was expired
#6
I posted a bad review as it was a bad review from a very well respected, honest and well known website.

Sorry, I'll let people mug themselves off into buying sh*t in future, as long as your deal gets heat yeah?!

The positive review you post is really struggling to have something good to say about it anyway.

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