Pentax Optio S1 Review

3.5
June 22, 2011 | Gavin Stoker |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Pentax Optio S1.

Canon Digital IXUS 130

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The Canon Digital IXUS 130 (also known as the PowerShot SD1400 IS) is a slim and stylish addition to the long-standing IXUS range. Boasting a metal body less than 18mm thick, 14 megapixels and 720p movie recording, the tiny Canon IXUS 130 is also well-suited to the beginner, with a multitude of different hand-holding modes on offer. Mark Goldstein finds out if this is one of the best IXUS cameras yet in the World's first Canon Digital IXUS 130 online review.

Casio EX-ZR10

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The Casio EX-ZR10 is a sensibly priced, attractive compact camera with a 7x wide-angle zoom lens. Other key features of the Casio ZR10 include a 12 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, full 1080p HD movies, HDR functionality and 360 degree Panoramas. Read our in-depth Casio EX-ZR10 review.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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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.

Kodak Easyshare M580

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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.

Nikon Coolpix S5100

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The Nikon Coolpix S5100 is a stylish new budget point-and-shoot camera. The S5100 offers a compact body, 12 megapixels, a 5x zoom with 28mm wide-angle setting, 720p HD movies and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. Read our expert review of the Nikon Coolpix S5100.

Olympus VG-130

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Olympus have been aggressively targeting the budget end of the digital camera market recently, with new models like the VG-130 typifying their approach. You get a surprisingly capable camera for a mere £99.99 / $139.99 - 14 megapixels, 5x wide-angle zoom, 3 inch LCD screen and 720p movies. Read our detailed Olympus VG-130 to find out if it's simply too cheap to be cheerful.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37 (also known as the DMC-FH27) is a new touch-screen compact camera with an appealingly versatile 8x zoom lens. Costing £199 / $229, the FS37 / FH27 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-FS37 review now.

Samsung SH100

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The Samsung SH100 is an affordable compact camera offering built-in Wi-fi for easy connectivity to a variety of devices. The SH100 also has a 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch touch-screen LCD, wide-angle 5x zoom lens and 720p movie recording. Read our Samsung SH100 review to find out if this is the right compact for you...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 is a good-looking 14 megapixel compact camera with a large 3 inch touchscreen LCD and a wide-angle 4x zoom lens. It's also competitively priced too, currently on sale for around £200 / $229.99. Read our expert Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 review to find out if it's worth considering...

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