Pentax Optio 430 Review Posted!|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 14:20 EST)
A 4-megapixel sister to the 330...
The Pentax Optio 430 is the sister product to the Pentax Optio 330 camera we reviewed a few days ago. The physical design is identical, the only differences being internally, with the 430 having a full 4-megapixel CCD, vs. the 3-megapixel CCD of the 330. Same 3x optical zoom lens, same very good color. The main tradeoffs made to accommodate the larger chip are poorer low-light capability, and slightly higher image noise. (Note that the 430 does share some of the same limitations as other subcompact digicams I've tested, namely shorter battery life and images not quite as crisp as from full-size models.) Overall though, the Optio 430 would be a good choice for a compact, carry-anywhere 4-megapixel digicam. Check it out!