The T20 has been replaced in Pentax’s model range by this, the new T30. It too is a 3x zoom ultra-compact (as are most of Pentax’s range) with the same 3-inch monitor with touch-screen interface, but this time it features a 7.1-megapixel CCD, a massive 0.1 megapixels bigger than its predecessor. It also has a slightly re-designed body, and as we’ll see it also has several other improvements. One of my criticisms of the T20 was its relatively poor value for money, but that’s not a charge that can be justifiably laid against the T30.
..The Pentax Optio T30 is a significant improvement on the innovative but flawed T20. The touch-screen technology provides a real advantage in speed of operation and is very easy to use, with some fun features in image playback. Performance is a bit on the slow side, but design and build quality are excellent. Picture quality is about average for the class, but high-ISO results are surprisingly good.
Published in: Cameras on 2007-06-26