Pentax Optio A40 - Test shots – Exposure evaluation



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”A range of general test shots are shown on this page to show the overall image quality under various conditions, as well as the wide-angle and telephoto capabilities. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.”


The wide angle end of the zoom range is equivalent to 38mm, not very wide, but about average for a 3x zoom compact.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 114mm, also about average for this class of camera.


There next three shots show the effect of the Dynamic Range Adjuster.

DRA Off.

DRA Weak.

DRA Strong.


Colour reproduction in antural light is superb.


Close range flash exposure is also very good.


Macro focusing range is 6cm.


Score in detail

  • Value 6
  • Image Quality 8


Camera type Ultra Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 12 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 3x

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