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Pentax Optio 50L
Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash
Effective Pixels: 5.0 megapixels
Image Capture Device: Type - 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter; Total Pixels - 5.19 megapixels; Color Depth - 12 bit x 3 colors; Recorded Pixels - Still: 2560x1920 pixels, 2048x1536, 1280x960 pixels, 640x480 pixels; Movie: 320x240
Focus System: Type - TTL contrast detection autofocus system; Autofocus - AF & Infinity Landscape Mode; Focusing Range - Auto Focus: Normal - 1.6 ft (0.5m) to Infinity; Wide Macro - 2.4 inches (0.06m); Tele Macro - 13.8 inches (0.35m)
Lens: Type - PENTAX power zoom; Focal Length - 5.4mm – 16.2mm; 35mm Equivalent - 32mm - 96mm; Aperture Range - F2.8 -F4.8; Construction - 6 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical elements); Optical Zoom - 3X; Digital Zoom - 4X; Combined - Approx. 12X
Exposure Control: Light Metering Method - TTL metering with choice of: Center-weighted & Spot meter; Sensitivity - Auto, or User select ISO 64, 100, 200; Exposure Control Method - Program AE; Exposure Modes - Mode dial: Simple, Program, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Scene, Utilities, Movie; Exposure Compensation - +/-2 EV (1/3 steps); Shutter - Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter; Shutter Speed: Approx. 1/1000 2 seconds; White Balance - White Balance Control: TTL Auto, Manual; Available Settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Sunset, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light; Flash - Operation Modes: Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Red-eye reduction; Effective Range: Approx. 11 ft (3.4m) (5.4mm at Sensitivity 200), Approx. 6.6 ft (2m) (16.2mm at Sensitivity 200)
Shooting Specifications: Picture Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Sports, Simple; Digital Filter - Black & White, Sepia; Drive Modes - Single-shot, Continuous, Auto bracket, Self-timer; Movie Mode - Shooting Time: from Approx. 1 sec. to memory card capacity w/sound
Time: Modes - dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd; Time - Display of the time
Image Storage: Storage Media - Approx 12MB built-in memory, SD memory card removable; File Formats - Still: JPEG (Exif 2.2), DCF 1.1(Design rule for Camera File system), DPOF 1.0 (Digital Print Order Format); Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG) approx. 20fps with sound
LCD/Viewfinder: Optical Viewfinder - Actual Image zoom viewfinder; LCD Monitor 2.5 inch, TFT color LCD - with Histogram Display; LCD Coverage - 100%; LCD Resolution - Approx. 115,000 pixels
Playback Specifications: Playback Modes File - Single, Index- Nine image; Magnification - 4X; LCD Function - Slide show, Quality Change; Size Change - Resize; Erase and Image Protect Modes - Single, All
PictBridge: One image printing, All image printing, DPOF auto print
Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Dutch
Interfaces: Type - AV output terminal, USB terminal, DC input terminal; Video Output - Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats (monaural sound)
Power Supply: Power Source – Two AA batteries (Alkaline and rechargeable Ni-MH) (allows approximately 80 shots*), AC adaptor kit (optional); * According to in-house testing (with LCD monitor on and flash used for 50% of the shots)
Physical Specifications: Operating Temperatures - 32 degrees to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius); Dimensions (W x H x D) - 3.6 x 2.5 x 1.3 Inches (91 x 63 x 33mm); Weight - 4.9 oz. (140g) without battery and SD memory card, 6.7 oz. (190g) loaded and ready
Computer System Requirements: Mac Requirements - OS: Mac OS 8.6 or later, standard equipped USB port; PC Requirements - OS: Windows Me, 2000, XP Home/Pro, 98, 98SE, standard equipped USB port

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