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Pentax Optio 230 Digital Camera

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The Bottom Line

This camera combines high quality images with easy to use automatic features. Unfortunately, you don't have the option of adjusting the settings manually.

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  • Compact design
  • Swing out LCD screen
  • Powerful zoom
  • No manual control


  • Resolution: 2 megapixel CCD, 1600x1210, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480.
  • Lens: Pentax lens 5.8-17.4mm f2.6-5 (38-114mm equivalent to 35mm).
  • Viewfinder: Real Image Optical Zoom VF, 1.6” LCD.
  • Exposure: Auto, Full selectable, Night Scene, 3D Image, Movie.
  • Metering Modes: Multi segment, Center weighted, & Spot.
  • Focus: 5 point autofocus, Spot AF.
  • Storage: CompactFlash Card Type I.
  • File Type: JPEG, DCF, DPOF, TIFF, JPEG Movie.
  • Size/Weight: 4”x2.5”x1.5”, 6.3 oz.

Guide Review - Pentax Optio 230 Digital Camera

This high quality digital camera is surprisingly simple to operate. It optics are superior to most cameras in this class, and its auto features will help you capture high quality images every time. The grip of this camera is very comfortable, and the camera is small and lightweight. This camera travels well, and is comfortable to use. The swivel screen will allow shooting even from difficult angles.

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