Optio X: A Look at Pentax's Ultra Thin 5MP Digicamby Stephen Caston on February 6, 2005 5:01 PM EST
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Battery PerformanceOur general method for battery testing is to reset the camera to its default settings and change the recording mode to the highest quality option. Then, we take 5 pictures without the flash and 2 pictures with the flash until the battery is dead. For more information on our battery test, please refer to our Testing Procedures page. The battery was fully drained before charging for the test.
|Number of shots taken in one battery charge|
|Nikon Coolpix 5200||965|
|Pentax Optio X||451|
The Optio X uses a rechargeable D-LI8 Lithium Ion battery 3.7V 710mAh. In our battery test, the Optio X showed a sub-par performance compared to other compact 5 megapixel cameras that we've tested. At 451 shots in a single charge, you should expect the battery to last through a day of heavy use, but don't plan on leaving for the weekend without the charger. Extra batteries sell for $20 and up.