• Pentax Optio S1
  • Does this model's performance live up to its shiny, shiny exterior? We let the lab tests decide.

Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera Review

$199.95

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

Introduction

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.

Sections

  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
Christopher Snow 801898d387dd3a187c9d411a89164dcb?s=48&d=mm
Chris was born and raised less than ten miles from our editorial office, and even graduated from nearby Merrimack College. He came to Reviewed after covering the telecommunications industry, and has been moonlighting as a Boston area dining critic since 2008.