PENTAX 16MP Optio 18X Optical Zoom

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PENTAX 16MP Optio 18X Optical Zoom
$139.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: New

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“White” looks like light silver in the photo.

And “Orange” looks more like red to me.

And here’s a review from about a month ago:

Here is the user manual

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HSN Demo and they wanted 200 for it at time of airing.

Black, orange, white or silver?

The orange looks red, and the silver looks pink to me…

Really good price for optical zoom (which doesnt reduce image quality), and yes, it is brand spanking new.

Love Pentax cameras and this one has some really detailed reviews … hard to find a flaw except that it’s a bit bulkier than expected.

I already have a camera, but I don’t have an “orange” camera. Hard to lose, and highly unlikely to be stolen.

Wow… apparently people have problems picking out the color of camera.

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Engadget Info

hmmmm Amazon seller has it for Brand New in the box + a case and a 4 G card! and even throw in a new tripod! though dulcie review is not good

the Amazon review here

seems interesting…

had a pentax for years. flawless cameras save that they are ugly!!! this looks a great buy considering they’re new.

a couple more reviews …
seems like mostly they like it!

everything is good. except for the lens

This is better than the 3 cameras I have. One of them is a Pentax from about 8 years ago. Too bad I cannot justify buying another.

LOL @ “quicly”. (in the “Discussion on today’s woot” box on the home page)

I really hate when my “k” button doesn’t work. I’ve had issues with buttons not working properly on my laptops…

*Thunderthighs: My keyboard hates me lately. Sigh. Fixed. Thanks. *

Whiner’s List:

Rlj1010 and lalaclassic have a color-shift problem with their eyes. Probably due to inconsistent cone photoreceptors in the retinal ganglions
lichme also likes spanking
lola4028 wants some orange in her life
broderya says it’s hard to find a flaw and then quickly points one out
hoodsbreath is saved by ugly
annrcks (aneroxic?) doesn’t like the lens. Probably makes her look too fat
schlafly is addicted to cameras but complains 'cause can’t afford another. Hmmm. Self-inflicted wound?
Itsmorph komplains kause the k key kan’t klick
mac daddy1 kan’t stand komplainers and has an extra k key on his kkkkkkeyboard

total = 10
limit = 10
you have reached your complaint limit of the day

Da Egg has this in black only for $230. No reviews.

Could you explain why optical zoom doesn’t reduce image quality? I’m just learning about all this and would like to understand more. Thanks!