Pentax Optio RS1000 Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Pentax Optio RS1000.
Recent additions to Canon's popular Powershot range of A-series compact cameras have been firmly aimed at beginners, and the new A3100 model continues that approach. Thanks to the Easy, Smart Auto and Program modes, everyone in the family can use the A3100 to their full potential, regardless of their ability level. Add a 12 megapixel sensor, 4x zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and an attractive price tag of less than £200 / $200, and the A3100 IS starts to look like the perfect introduction to digital photography. Mark Goldstein discovers if the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS lives up to its full potential...
The Casio EX-Z550 is an inexpensive yet well-specified digital camera, offering a 14 megapixel sensor, 4x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 720p HD movies. Available in a variety of colours, the EX-Z550 costs a mere £149.99 / $169.99 - read our in-depth Casio EX-Z550 review to find out if makes the grade.
The Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 is a brand new 10x travel-zoom camera that won't break the bank. Offering a 14 megapixel sensor, 28-280mm focal range and 720p HD movie recording, the JZ500 can be yours for less than £175 / $250. Read our Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 review to find out if it's worth a look.
The Kodak Easyshare M580 is a new entry-level camera with some advanced features, including a wide-angle 8x zoom lens, 14 megapixel sensor, HD video and a large 3 inch LCD screen. Officially retailing for £179.99 / $199.95, read our expert Kodak Easyshare M580 Review.
The entry level L22 sits at the bottom of the Nikon Coolpix range, but that doesn't mean that you should immediately write it off. After all, £79.99 / €95.00 surprisingly buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 3.6x zoom lens, 3 inch screen and 12 megapixel sensor all included. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix L22 to find out if you really can get a capable camera at this price-point...
The Olympus FE-5030 is a new slim, stylish and simplified compact camera that won't break the bank. Featuring a 14 megapixel sensor, 5x 26-130mm zoom lens, and a 2.7 inch LCD screen, the FE 5030 is priced at £139.99. Zoltan-Arva Toth finds out if that's money well spent in our Olympus FE-5030 review.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS33 (also known as the DMC-FH22) is a new touch-screen compact camera with an appealingly versatile 8x zoom lens. Costing less than £199 / $199, the FS33 / FH22 is aimed at the beginner end of the market, yet still offers some advanced features including 720p HD movies and Panasonic's reliable intelligent Auto mode. Read our expert Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS33 review now.
The Samsung ST100 is a new Dual View camera with not one but two LCD screens, the usual one on the back and a smaller one on the front that makes it easy to get everyone in the picture. The 14 megapixel ST100's rear LCD is a large 3.5 inch touch-screen affair with a Smart Gesture User Interface, and it also offers a 5x optical inner zoom lens and 720p video recording. Read our Samsung ST100 review to find out if two screens really are better than one...
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is a new 14 megapixel compact camera with an ultra-wide angle 24-140mm 5x lens, complete with fast f/2.8 aperture, ISO 3200 and SteadyShot anti-shake system. The W380 has a raft of auto features aimed at improving your pictures, from the Easy shooting mode for complete beginners to the Sweep Panorama mode that never fails to impress. Heavily based on the WX1 camera that we enthusiastically reviewed at the end of 2009, does the Sony W380 succeed in bringing a similar feature set to a wider audience? Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 review to find out...