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Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera Review

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

$199.95 MSRP


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.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Pentax Optio S1, take a look at these other point & shoot cameras.

Pentax Optio RS1500
$149.95 MSRP
Samsung PL120
$149.99 MSRP
Nikon Coolpix S6300
$199.95 MSRP
Olympus TG-850
$249.99 MSRP


  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

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