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Pentax Optio E30 - Test Shots - Exposure Evaluation

By Cliff Smith



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Colour rendition and exposure are good, one of the E30's few good points.


Shooting into the light shows up low dynamic range. The shot lacks shadow detail and has burned-out highlights.


The E30's lens has a wide end equivalent to 36mm, wider than some rivals, but still not very wide at all.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 108mm, about average for a 3x zoom.


Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Value 5
  • Image Quality 6

Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta

November 9, 2008, 9:36 pm

I was surprised that your review of the Optio E30 was so negative. I've had one for over a year now, and have been quite pleased with its performance. One feature that no one seems to mention is the possibility of recording sound alone, so that the camera becomes a digital "tape" recorder that's excellent for speech and even not bad for music.


November 21, 2014, 5:23 pm

I have the same camera for over 7 years, 7400 pictures or videos taken. And it still goes strong.

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