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Pentax Optio 750Z
Pentax Optio 750Z

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Pentax Optio 750Z

Editor's Review

Pentax has escalated the megapixel wars with the introduction of the compact, 7-megapixel Optio 750Z, which features a flip-out LCD screen and a classic, two-tone body style. After a period of concentrating on ultra-compact cameras, Pentax has shifted gears with the Optio 750Z, which is the first Optio model to have a moveable LCD and high resolution image sensor. Other attractive features include a 5x optical zoom, 10 different scene modes, and a high resolution, 30 frame-per-second movie mode. The 750Z should be available in September for around $750.

Specifications

  • 7.0 megapixels (effective)
  • 5x optical zoom/8x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG and TIFF file format
  • ISO range 80-400
  • proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • movie mode with sound
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2004

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Pentax Optio 750Z Reviews

Pentax Optio 750Z Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
lens cover stuck/broken (Mia — 11/18/2006)

Everything is ok except lens cover got stuck and now is broken off the camera :(

  • 2.0 out of 5
Very disappointed (Gillie — 11/17/2006)

Camera has only been used a few times and has been well looked after, it has stopped working after 14 months, has been sent back to Pentax and will cost ����101 to repair. We have always had Pentax cameras and our previous digital was great, we had it for years. We are very disappointed in this one, especially because for our price range it had great specs and reviews.

  • 4.0 out of 5
SOLID (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

When considering my purchase of this particular camera I had to consider my relative lack of knowledge in the area of photography and also my need to learn very quickly in order to capture professional quality images. I am a metalsmith by trade and have recently been given the challenging charge of taking over all the product photography for the company I work for.
I bought the Pentax Optio 750Z because of its large number of different settings options, including full manual which is an absolute necessity when a very specific type of image is required, something I learned immediately. One of the great options for spontaneous settings changes when you need a quick shot is in automatic mode you can navigate a simple menu that gives you options in the form of small icons for things like portraits, food, sports,landscapes, low light, sunlight, etc.
Another reason I bought it is for its EASE OF USE AND NAVIGATION through the different settings options. It is an ostensibly simple point and shoot camera, but its capabilities far exceed its vintage look. I recommend this machine to anyone who needs to learn quickly about digital photography for personal or professional purposes.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Not Bad (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I am pretty pleased with this camera. It has a lot of functionality and the picture quality is good. I have also had a problem with the lens cover, which was repaired by Pentax

  • 1.0 out of 5
Takes great pictures BUT (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Easy to use but you need a much larger memory card than that supplied. Fantastic prints, enlargements are great, and I was very happy until the zoom lenses wouldn't retract and hence the lens cover remained open. I returned the unit via the dealer only to be told three weeks later that there were other faults and that I must pay 55% of price for a new unit to have it repaired as it had been dropped. I am very carefull with expensive items and I knew it had not been dropped. Subsequent discussions aren't going anywhere, and I need a camera, so I'm going to get another (Not Pentax) while progressing the dreary process of forcing Pentax to come good.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Weakness of the Pentax Optio 750Z camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
The weak link of this camera is the lens cover. Twice it has stuck on me, once I was able to free it by removing a piece of dust. But this time I had to return it to the Pentax for repair. The shutter over the lens protects the lens, but it is so fragile there needs to be something to protect it. The quality of the pictures seems to decrease at the top end of the optical zoom. The quality of the image really fades in the digital zoom. At times the shutter is slow to activate even on still shots. For action shots forget it the autofocus is way to slow. The picture quality is very good when using the low - mid range of the optical zoom and the color is also very good. What would make it better is a capability to hot shoe a larger flash. It is not as durable as the old spotmatic or k1000 cameras.
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