The Bottom Line
- Excellent quality photos
- Long battery life
- Nice zoom
- Stylish body
- Menu can get confusing
- Picture modes include surf/snow scene, food, autumn colors and a cool self-portrait setting.
- ISO equivalencies of 100, 200, 400 and 800.
- Uses SD (Secure Digital) memory card.
- Image formats include DCF, DPOF, JPEG and TIFF.
- Dimensions are 2.4"x 3.9"x 1.7", and weight is 8.9 ounces.
Guide Review - Pentax Optio 750Z
The 750Z looks like it belongs happily in the 70s, but dont let looks fool you. This baby has the modern technology for anyone between beginner to advanced amateur photographer.
I was surprised to see how retro this camera looks, with its classic style of silver and black. I was even more surprised at what this thing can do.
Using 7 megapixels, the 750Z is a powerhouse of technology with a 1.8-inch, 134,000 pixel LCD monitor. The screen swings out with a range of 180 degrees horizontally and 270 degrees vertically. You get a nice 5x optical zoom and 8x digital zoom, which is giving you approximately 40x combined zoom.
Not only do you have your usual suspects shooting modes, including auto, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual, but you also have "user mode," which will allow you to save preferred settings. The camera also features picture mode, panoramic, 3D image, movie with sound (at 30 frames per second) and digital filters (black and white, sepia, red, green and blue).
The camera features an easy-to-use panoramic mode. The camera lines up the images in the viewfinder so it is simple to shoot a panoramic sequence, and the software (included with the camera) allows you to align and crop the photos quickly.
This is a great "on the go" camera with some cool features and a stylish body. If you are still fond of film, this is a fine transition camera to digital.