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Pentax VS20

$194.02
A good value for money 16 megapixel 20 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16MP 20x Yes Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Pentax VS20 Review

Representing excellent value for money but with good reviews, we have ranked the Pentax VS20 number 328 across all digital cameras.
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35 Reviews
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Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has not bad user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 62%, based on 35 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, superior technical features and excellent design. However they also report inferior product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Quite big optical zoom
Very small internal memory
Does not support Full HD video

Pentax VS20 Video Reviews


How Big is the Pentax VS20?

The Pentax VS20 is 108mm wide and 60mm tall. It is 34mm deep and weighs 170g.

Pentax VS20 front dimensions

Pentax VS20 size in context

Pentax VS20 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 53% based on 20 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews. This means that digital camera experts really don't rate this Pentax digital camera very highly.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 15 user reviews this digital camera has an overall user rating of 80 out of 100. Over 73% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Poor Product Quality

Two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was not good quality.

Pentax Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 2,538 expert and user reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Pentax has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Three owners who bought it agreed that it was easy to use the menus and three people reckoned that it was easy to use.

  • It looks good, handles well, has fairly good performance…
  • Not much practical use; image quality is below par…
  • Very easy to set up…
  • Some useful features are needlessly difficult to find - instead of pressing the delete button twice to delete all images one now has to press the menu button to reach settings then scroll down to the end of the second page - a nuisance…
    Helen (Amazon) - June 2013
  • Save settings for shutter and flash mode…
    BenP (Amazon) - September 2012
  • Great product and services easy to use and set up would use this company again…
  • Well for this Camera the price and list of handy features has to be taken in to consideration…
    BenP (Amazon) - September 2012
  • Dual shutter button a handy option…
    Twistle (Amazon) - September 2012
  • Very pleased with this camera, good zoom @ 35 yards, good options of camera picture settings, real good value for the money, pity it did not come with a case.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed it thought it had good features.

  • Some useful features are needlessly difficult to find - instead of pressing the delete button twice to delete all images one now has to press the menu button to reach settings then scroll down to the end of the second page - a nuisance…
    Helen (Amazon) - June 2013
  • Well for this Camera the price and list of handy features has to be taken in to consideration…
    BenP (Amazon) - September 2012

Customers Report Nice Design

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was neat.

  • There is such a wide variation in digital camera designs and specifications that fitting them all into neat, easily distinguished categories is almost impossible…
  • The dual shutter buttons are a neat feature.
    CNET.co.uk March 2012
  • These advantages are, however, offset by the camera's poor design…
    Helen (Amazon) - June 2013

Value For Money

Good Value

The cheapeast cameras that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895. We think that this Pentax camera represents good value.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Pentax VS20 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has an 1|1/2.3|1/2.33" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Weight

The Pentax VS20 has a pretty standard weight (170 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x. With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Pentax VS20 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax VS20 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Pentax VS20 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"|1/2.33"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras range from 1MB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 16 megabytes, the Pentax VS20 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax VS20 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Pentax VS20 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras do support Full HD video.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Pentax VS20 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Pentax VS20 has a pre-flash. Most of the other cameras also have a pre-flash.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.8, the Pentax VS20 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. The Pentax VS20 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (560 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax VS20 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Pentax VS20 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 7.2 times zoom factor, the Pentax VS20 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax VS20 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3072 x 2304 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Pentax digital camera has been on the market since February 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax 14131
Barcodes 00027075213210, 00027075213326, 00027075213333

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