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Old Nov 1, 2003, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Optio 555 versus Optio 550?

What improvements does the Optio 555 offer over the Optio 550? Has Pentax improved picture quality / image distrotion that many complained about with the Optio 550? Does Pentax offer a under water case option?
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Old Nov 3, 2003, 12:41 AM   #2
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Default Pentax Optio 555

Pentax told me that they did improve picture quality and that the chip is faster, so startup time is faster. I bought the 555 a couple of weeks ago. So far, I am quite pleased. Picture quality seems excellent so far and I love the small size.
The price is not that much different than the Optio 550. I paid $470 (no tax, free shipping).
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Old Nov 3, 2003, 9:03 AM   #3
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mddavid, what about noise level in night and low light photos?
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Old Nov 3, 2003, 12:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: Pentax Optio 555

mddavid,

Thank you for your reply. By chance did Pentax elaborate on the improvements made in the Optio 555?

My main concern is: many discussion group members on Digitial Camera Resource complained of excessive image distortion during low light shots @ ISO levels of 100 or above. Hopefully Pentax has been able to address this area.
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