Pentax Optio I-10 Review

June 14, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |

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One of the more cleverly designed cameras introduced so far this year, the Pentax Optio I-10 is a digital compact camera offering 12.1 megapixels and a 5x zoom lens. Clearly the most striking aspect to the I-10, and likely its most appealing, is its old-school SLR camera styling, cleverly capturing the nostalgia of yesterday’s film cameras, while at the same time providing today’s latest features, including face detection, HD video, and a number of in-camera digital filters. It’s an interesting marketing decision, with most of today’s camera now featuring very modern looking designs, the I-10 is able to carve out a niche for itself, in effect the product design is actually one of its main features, and some may argue that its current pricing might be based more on the perceived value of its appearance than its actual specifications. Yes it’s a pretty nifty looking camera and it’s surprisingly small, the question is, how is it as a camera?
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