Review posted for Pentax Optio 33L!|
(Monday, August 25, 2003 - 07:30 EDT)
The Optio 33L is the latest in a series of compact, feature-packed digicams from Pentax.
The 3.2-megapixel entry-level model in their line, the 33L offers good value for the money when you consider the range of features it offers, although its image quality isn't up to the standard of the higher-end Optios, or the best of the competition in its own market segment.
Color is good, if slightly undersaturated, and I found its exposure accuracy to be a little variable, but the Optio 33L is unique in the entry-level market for the amazing level of functionality it provides, and unusual features it offers. (I suspect it will probably find its biggest fans among 3D enthusiasts, as it's the cheapest camera on the market with the capability to easily and accurately capture 3D stereo pairs of images.)
If it had slightly better image quality, or a slightly lower street price, it might have made it as a "Dave's Pick", but it was a near miss regardless. Check out the review for all the details!