Pentax Optio Z10 problems at high ISO

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  1. karl2

    karl2 Member

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    This camera is one of the few P&S cameras that sports a longer than usual 7x optical zoom within the body of the camera rather than extending outside of it. Image quality outside is decent when used at ISO 64 and 100. Indoor flash pictures are good as long as you shoot from ISO 64-200. Above that, noise is quite apparent. There are the usual preprogrammed scene functions for different shooting conditions, including a novel digital wide shot that allows you to shoot two vertically held shots and blend them together into one wide shot a la mini-panorama. The 7x zoom is quite useful and the fact that the lens does not extend beyond the camera makes it one of the smallest with this capability. Here are the complete feature list: Pentax Optio Z10 overview

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    The only problem I've seen is the marginal image performance indoors at ISOs higher than 200.
     
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    usapatriot Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, noise at higher ISO's is expected in point and shoot cameras with tiny sensors although some cameras do fair better than others either due to better processing or slightly bigger sensors.
     
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    QVC currently has this camera on a "while supplies last" price of $139. I decided to order it, and it was the absolute worst camera I have ever used. I had it packaged up in an hour ready to go back.
     
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