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I would suggest it is an ideal...
Strengths: The quality of the picture man! unbelieveable! I compared its pictures with another 5.1 MP digital camera, and it is far far better.
Weakness: nothing I can think of, except the 16MB memory in the box is too small,. I would recommand 256MB memory which will alway leave you with plenty of spare room.
I would suggest it is an ideal digital camera for first time digital camera owners, at the same time it is a very very good value for money. picture quality is unbelieveable I may recommand to any one really.
By AGudur - Oct 8, 2003
I have owned this camera for about...
Strengths: Excellent picture quality. Packed with many functions which are very easy to use. Even takes video in MPEG format depending on the size of memory card used. A great point and click camera.
Weakness: The one thing that lets this camera down is the size of the viewing screen. It is minute and impossible to see in bright sunlight. I ended up pointing it and hoping for the best.
I have owned this camera for about 4 months now, I have taken some great pictures with it. With a larger viewing screen, it would be difficult to beat for the price.
By captjrm1 - Nov 5, 2003
I bought canon A70 first and used...
Strengths: Picture quality, small size, screen won't damage in the pocket, CF storage, 2 AA batteries, cheap, light, beautiful choice for my needs (non professional, casual pictures taking)
Weakness: no sound in movies, but not a big deal
I bought canon A70 first and used it for about 3 weeks. It was expensive I paid $318 at walmart, heavy (using 4 batteries), so I brought it back and bought optio 33L from Ebay about twice as cheap. I printed some of 4X6 pictures and quality is very good, much better than than my old film camera pictures. I am not comparing quality of canon a70 and pentax optio 33L, just telling that optio 33L completely satisfied my needs for digital camera
By alex191 - Dec 9, 2003
fantastic camera - we took it for...
Strengths: Picture quality, features (3D, Panorama, color & B&W filters plus manual settings for camera pros)
Weakness: power consumption - if using regular AA batteries rather than lithium ion, the cells run out of juice fast
fantastic camera - we took it for our honeymoon to Europe as well as the 35 mm camera. In two weeks, I did not take out the 35 mm camera even once! some 600 pictures later (on 256 MB CF) I love it even more - a GREAT BUY
By skipmegtom - Nov 10, 2003
Pentax Optio 33L
Strengths: Quality,versatility, general feel, macro quality,
Weakness: No view-finder (only sometimes)
Since I baught it in 2003, I'm pushing 10,000+ pictures and I love every one I took. I have two L-Ion recharge batteries along with three 1GB CF cards. I love the campatiability of the cards with my desktop & Notebook computers. I use PaintShop Pro 9 to process all the picts and with fantastic results. The camera is set at higest resolution and lowest compression - always. It has more than met my expectations under all photo - conditions.
My next purchase would be as close to the Optio 33L as I can find but with a 7MP+ and a 8-12X zoom.
By dayetonl - Mar 3, 2006
Pentax Optio 33L
It offers novices room to grow without upgrading straight away, quite rare in today's digicam market.
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By pocket-lint.co.uk - Dec 16, 2003
The Optio 33L is the latest in a series of compact, feature-packed digicams from Pentax. It offers good-looking images (albeit not up to the quality levels of Pentax' higher-end models) and an unusual range of features for an entry-level model, including contrast and color saturation adjustment, as well as a cool "3D" mode that makes it easy to capture "stereo pairs" of images. Check it out!
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By Imaging Resource - Aug 22, 2003