Pentax Optio I-10

  • Pentax Optio I-10
70
Based on 16 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    9

Pros:

  • HD movie mode, Price, Range of scene mode and digital filters.
  • Funky design
  • Intriguing appearance, Easy to hold, Quick performer, Good looking images and movies.

Cons:

  • Noise performance from ISO400 and above.
  • Poor image quality over ISO 200

Expert reviews and ratings

By DigitalVersus on 60

The I-10 is full of potential but just doesn't follow through. At first glance, you'll be easily impressed by its cool retro design, but the handling and picture quality are somewhat...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The I-10 is now available for less than £100 which represents quite a bargain. For this low price you are getting a camera capable of taking good images, although performance at ISO400 and above isn't great. Users will enjoy using the wide...

By PC Authority on 50

A retro design and low price isn’t enough to raise this camera above the also-rans...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 60

A low-cost camera which doesn’t offer anything out of the ordinary, but is compact and easy to use. Those wanting to progress should look elsewhere, though Overall ...

By What Digital Camera on 79

The Pentax Optio I-10 looks great from the outside as its retro design looks fresh and new, different in a class where most competitors' compacts all appear the same. However, the overall experience is let down by the final image quality which,...

By Cameras UK on 79

The Pentax Optio i-10 is a throwback to old fashioned SLR cameras when it comes to looks. Pentax has produced a very distinctive design that marks it out as different to other digital cameras. It has 12 megapixels and a 5x lens. Aside from the design...

By Steves Digicams on

Retro appears to be the new "look" this season as Pentax has joined in creating a throw back feel to their ultra compact Optio I-10. The old style look is off set by new technology with 12.1 megapixels of resolution, a 5x wide optical zoom lens and a...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Pentax takes a typical modern compact and gives it a retro cosmetic makeover. If the idea appeals, so might the end product....

By Computeractive on 100

Attractive styling, performance and largely automatic features raise this camera above the pack, at a price that seems like a...

By Trusted Reviews on 60

Since the company was taken over by the Hoya Corporation in 2008, the future of Pentax's digital camera range has been a subject of some debate. It was generally thought that Hoya was primarily interested in Pentax for its advanced medical...

By CNET UK on 64

The Pentax Optio I-10 is so well made that it makes you expect a much higher level of performance than you actually get. Instead, it ends up feeling like a budget camera in a high-class body. There are plenty of filters and gadgets to play around...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

If you want an inexpensive compact camera that does most of what a modern pocket snapper should do, as well as drawing admiring glances and comments, this could be the one for you. Small and perfectly formed, the Pentax I-10's retro/throwback...

By DigitalCameraReview on

The Optio I-10 is a fun camera to use. It's very attractive thanks to its small size and retro appearance. Despite its plastic construction, it is fairly solid. The camera is easy to hold and has a nice, widescreen LCD. There are a few ergonomic...

By Best4Reviews on

Overall First Impressions: Pentax's Optio i-10 is both cute and neatly styled, with real wow factor. Although there’s a chance some may think it’s a dinky DSLR due to the styling, which is akin to Pentax’s miniature Auto 110 film...

By Engadget on

We had high hopes for the Pentax Optio I-10, a little compact camera that breaks out of the brushed metal box and delivers a style reminiscent of a '70s SLR. Unfortunately, initial hands-on reports weren't encouraging and, now that we've had...

International Review By Les Numériques on 60

Le I-10 a tout d'une fausse bonne idée. Au premier coup d'œil, on est immanquablement séduit par sa bonne bouille, mais la prise en mains et les résultats de l'appareil sont...

International Review By M3.idg.se on 60

Pentax Optio I-10 ser kul ut och ligger skönt i handen. Priset är trevligt och så länge man fotograferar i bra ljus så sköter den sig...

International Review By Ere Numérique on 75

Séduisant par ses formes originales, Pentax I-10 est un choix tout à fait possible pour un petit appareil de poche sans prétention particulière mais offrant de bonnes capacités. A ce prix, il est difficile de demander plus...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Die Pentax Optio I-10 sieht aus wie eine Mini-Spiegelreflexkamera. Ob das Kompaktmodell mit Weitwinkelobjektiv auch hinsichtlich seiner Bildqualität mit einer DSLR mithalten kann, verrät der Test. Lesen Sie in diesem Beitrag 1Pentax Optio...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Die I-10 fällt mit ihrem extravaganten Look auf, bietet für 200 Euro eine passable Aus­­stattung und hat den schnellsten Auto­fo­kus im Testfeld. Die Bildqualität ist bei ISO 100 etwas besser als die der Casio Z2000,...