Pros

  • Big, bright LCD screen
  • Powerful 5x optical zoom

Cons

  • Slow between shots
  • Lacks optical image stabilization

At A Glance

The whopping LCD and ease-of-use make the V20 a solid midrange buy, but scene modes and auto functions are lacking.

Manufacturer’s Description

With a 5x zoom lens, 8.0 megapixels, and a generous 3.0 inch LCD monitor, the ultra-slim and stylish Pentax Optio V20 makes it easy to capture and to view images. Three innovative features on the Optio V20 help users optimize portrait photographs.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 8.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 4 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
UPC Code 027075141520
Manufacturer Part Number 17191
Brand Name Pentax
Product Name Optio V20 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

With a 5x zoom lens, 8.0 megapixels, and a generous 3.0 inch LCD monitor, the ultra-slim and stylish Pentax Optio V20 makes it easy to capture and to view images. Three innovative features on the Optio V20 help users optimize portrait photographs.

Product Model V20
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Lens
Optical Zoom 5.0 x
Digital Zoom 5.1
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 5.6
Image Stabilization Electronic
Autofocus Points 9
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 3.96
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Optio V20 Digital Camera
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • AV Cable I-AVC7
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI78
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC78
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Strap O-ST20
  • Software CD-ROM
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.2"
Width 3.8"
Depth 0.9"
Weight (Approximate) 5.1 oz
Video
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type No
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Good
Color Good
Sharpness Good
Distortion Good
Performance
Image Quality, Sharpness 43.5
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 48.9
Image Quality, Color 63.5
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 65.8
Battery Life (minutes) 132.75
Image Quality, Exposure 60.7
Number of Shots 241.0
Image Quality, Distortion 55.0
Battery Life Score Good
Image Quality, Overall 55.4
Number of Batteries 1
Image Quality Score Good