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The Optio line of basic point and shoot digital camera range offers a wide range of easy to use cameras. These low-end digital cameras also combine ultra-zoom and rugged features top make them more viable for beginners and those who are on budget. The best Pentax easy to use digital cameras can be afforded under $250 price range.

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Pentax QS-1

Pentax QS-1


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Pentax QS-1
Pentax Q7
Pentax Optio WG-3
Pentax Q10
Pentax Optio LS465
Pentax QS-1
Pentax Q7 12.4MP Compact System Camera
Pentax Optio WG-3 Digital Camera
Pentax Q10 Compact System Camera
Pentax Optio LS465 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Dec 2014
Jun 2013
Jan 2013
Sep 2012
May 2012
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
7.66 in.
Weight
0.45 lb.
0.44 lb.
0.51 lb.
0.44 lb.
0.26 lb.
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact System Camera, Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Compact System Camera, Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
12.4 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
Image Sensor Size
1.97 mm
1.97 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
7.66 mm

For those looking for an ultra small compact system camera, the Pentax QS-1 is a reasonable option, especially if you've got some kind of affinity to the Pentax brand.

Very small, Bright rear LCD, Sharp kit lens

Sharp lens, Wide aperture, Short shutter lag

Very compact, Excellent access to manual controls

Small and quite stylish