Pentax Optio M30 - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation



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Colour rendition is good, despite shooting into the light.


Again shooting into the low-angled sunlight, the M30’s exposure system has coped well producing a good image with plenty of rich colour.


Although the exposure is good and the colours are well-saturated, this shot shows bad purple fringing around the highlights. See the crop below for more detail.


This is a crop from the upper left of the above image, showing more clearly the large purple fringes.


Score in detail

  • Value 7
  • Image Quality 5


Camera type Ultra Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 7.1 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 3x
Image Sensor CCD
Image Stabilisation Digital / Electronic
LCD Monitor 2.5 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
Video (max res/format) 640 x 480
Memory card slot Secure Digital (SD) Card