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Tiny but fairly strong zoom

Advantages: Small; sharp; wide zoom ratio for film P&S's
Disadvantages: Seems a bit fragile, so take care of it.

...Yeah, yeah I know I'm late...been away from photography since Mt St Helens almost blew me up in 1980. Shot 30000 pix with Fuji slrs & Kodachrome 25 film till then. Recently started pixing again with this Pentax 170...ya know, this Pentax pleases me as muc ...

litesong 29.08.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Pentax Espio 170SL Compact Camera

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Snazzy snapper

Advantages: Powerful zoom, ease of use, plenty of functions
Disadvantages: Bulky, sometimes the auto focus is out.

...compact camera had packed up on me and so it was time for a new one. Now I like photography but I’m no David Bailey so I wasn’t ready for a SLR camera but I did want a flexible camera for a wide range of shots, enter the Pentax Espio ...

ian.grist 11.11.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Pentax Espio 200 Compact Camera

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Does any other compact have this zoom?

Advantages: 200 mm zoom, good design and looks
Disadvantages: Pictures can on occasions lack sharpness, can be difficult to use

I have owned Pentax zoom camera's for a number of years. I bought the Pentax 200 as a replacement for my previous camera which had been stolen on a holiday in the Alps. My previous Pentax Espio had had a 150mm zoom and I found for taking close up' ...

newb00ts 06.01.2004 · Read full review
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wow!

Advantages: lovely long zoom; accurate focus and lighting
Disadvantages: no wide angle; quite bulky

200 mm zoom lens in a compact? “I want it… NOW!” was my immediate reaction. But does this combination really work? Or have the physical limitations of a compact camera been stretched a bit too far this time? Well, it works surprisingly well – the passive ...

Murph 16.09.2000 · Read full review
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No film P&S camera will ever have a longer zoom?

Advantages: tight compositions at long distances
Disadvantages: easy blur at 200mm;dim viewfinder;fat & ugly

...Been out of pixing, but dusted off my 35mm gear recently. Really fell for these new(for me)-fangled Point & Shoot cameras.Got this Pentax 200 for a lowly $31(someone gave it up to go digital?). This camera proves to me that people are jumping the digital ...

litesong 31.08.2004 · Read full review
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