The Good Versatile swiveling LCD; full manual controls; solid macro capabilities.
The Bad No raw support; sluggish performance; image artifacts; no external flash connection.
The Bottom Line A 7-megapixel shooter with a good design and feature set but compromised by slow performance and image problems.
Pentax Optio 750Z
Thanks to the recent spate of fully featured, pocket-friendly 7-megapixel cameras from Pentax, Olympus, Sony, and Canon, serious photographers don't have to trade must-have capabilities for compact size. Pentax includes the fine-tuning control over exposure and focus that photo enthusiasts need, along with some stand-out features such as a flip-out swiveling LCD, a 3D stereoscopic shooting mode, and a time-lapse interval recording option. Unfortunately, mediocre performance and imaging artifacts in the photos seriously crimp the Pentax Optio 750Z's upscale appeal.
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