Pentax Optio VS20 Review

Overall Score

36

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-560 mm (20x) F3.1-4.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 111 x 61 x 38 mm, 235g.
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Pentax Optio VS20 Overview


First introduced in January, 2012, Pentax Optio VS20 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Pentax VS20 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax Optio VS20

Sensor resolution of Pentax VS20 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Pentax VS20 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax VS20


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Optio VS20 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
1/2500s Max Shutter Speed
3.1 Lens at Wide
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.8
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Type Scores

Pentax Optio VS20 has an Overall Score of 36/100 and ranked #497 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #916 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax VS20 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
37
Value for money score
54
Portability score
94
Overall score
36
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Pentax VS20


Pentax Optio VS20 weighs 235g and has external dimensions of 111 x 61 x 38mm (4.37 x 2.4 x 1.5"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Pentax VS20 is 157 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax VS20 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax VS20
235g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax VS20
38mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Optio VS20 with the dimensions:

Pentax Optio VS20

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Optio VS20 Dimensions Optio VS20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 235 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 111 x 61 x 38 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 235 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 111 x 61 x 38 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 235 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 111 x 61 x 38 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 235 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 111 x 61 x 38 mm
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Fujifilm F900EXR 232 g 235 g 105 x 61 x 36 mm 111 x 61 x 38 mm
Olympus Stylus SH-1 Olympus SH-1 271 g 235 g 109 x 63 x 42 mm 111 x 61 x 38 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 235 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 111 x 61 x 38 mm
Ricoh WG-4 Ricoh WG-4 230 g 235 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 111 x 61 x 38 mm

Specifications of Pentax Optio VS20


General
Brand Pentax
Model Optio VS20
Announced January, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 3
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 2.80
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model D-LI122
Physical
Weight 235 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 61 x 38 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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