Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera Review

Does this model's performance live up to its shiny, shiny exterior? We let the lab tests decide.

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The Pentax Optio S1 is an attractive point-and-shoot that looks more expensive than it is. Unfortunately, it still performs like a sub-$150 model. Our lab tests returned strictly-average scores for most applications, but a decent feature set keeps this camera competitive.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
  11. Pentax Optio RS1500 Comparison
  12. Samsung PL120 Comparison
  13. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery