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Pentax Optio S45
Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash
Effective Pixels: 4.0 megapixels
Image Capture Device: Type - 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter Total Pixels - 4.23 megapixels Color Depth - 12 bit x 3 colors Recorded Pixels - Still: 2304x1728 pixels, 2048x1536, 1600x1200 pixels, 1024x768 pixels, 640x480 pixels; Movie: 320x240
Focus System: Type - TTL contrast detection autofocus system Autofocus - 5 point AF, Spot AF & Infinity Landscape Mode Focusing Range - Auto Focus: Normal - 1.31 ft (0.4m) to Infinity; Macro - 7.1 inches (0.18 m) to 1.64 ft (0.5m); Super Macro - 2.4 inches (0.06m) to 7.9 inches (0.2m) at 10.2mm; Manual Focus: 2.4 inches (0.06m) to Infinity at 10.2mm
Lens: Type - smc PENTAX power zoom Focal Length - 5.8mm - 17.4mm 35mm Equivalent - 35.6mm -107mm Aperture Range - F2.6 -F4.8 Construction - 6 elements in 5 groups (2 dual-sided aspherical elements) Optical Zoom - 3X Digital Zoom - 2.6X Combined - Approx. 8X
Exposure Control: Light Metering Method - TTL metering with choice of: Multi-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter Sensitivity - Auto, or User select ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 Exposure Control Method - Program AE Exposure Modes - Mode dial: Auto select mode, Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Movie, Voice recording, Digital effect, Program, Picture Exposure Compensation - +/-2 EV (1/3 steps) Shutter - Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter; Shutter Speed: Approx. 1/2000 - 4 seconds White Balance - White Balance Control: TTL Auto, Manual; Available Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual Flash - Operation Modes: Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Auto + Red-eye reduction, Flash-on + Red-eye reduction; Effective Range: Approx. 0.65 ft -11.5 ft (0.2m - 3.5m) (5.8mm at Sensitivity 200); Approx. 0.65 ft -6.6 ft (0.2m - 2m) (17.4mm at Sensitivity 200)
Shooting Specs: Picture Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Flower, Self-portrait, Surf, Snow, Sunset, Museum, Text, Food, Landscape Portrait Digital Filter - Black & White, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, B&W + Red, B&W + Green, B&W + Blue, 5 kinds of Illustration, 2 kinds of Special Effect Drive Modes - Single-shot, Continuous, Remote control, Self-timer (2 or 10 sec) Movie Mode - Shooting Time: from Approx. 1 sec. to memory card capacity
Time: Modes - dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd World Time - Display of the time in 62 cities (28 time zones)
Image Storage: Storage Media - Approx 11MB built-in memory, SD memory card removable File Formats - Still: JPEG (Exif 2.2), DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), PRINT Image Matching III; Movie: AVI (motion JPEG format) approx. 30fps/15fps with sound; Sound: WAV (PCM), Monaural, Recordable time depends on the remaining capacity of the memory card Quality Levels - Best, Better, Good with 128MB SD Card Still ??? ?? ? 2304x1728 49 96 138 2048x1536 62 113 166 1600x1200 104 178 250 1024x768 227 417 544 640x480 500 782 1043 Movie mode 320 x 240 30fps 15fps 128MB 4min. 45sec. 9min. 12sec.
Lcd Monitor: LCD Monitor – 2.5 inch, TFT color LCD - with Histogram Display LCD Coverage - 100% LCD Resolution - Approx. 115,000 pixels
Lcd Viewfinder: Optical Viewfinder – None
Playback Specs: Playback Modes File - Single, Index- Nine image Magnification - 12X LCD Function - Slide show, Voice memo available in playback mode 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, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Interfaces: Type - AV output terminal, USB terminal, DC input terminal Video Output - Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats (monaural sound)
Power Supply: One Lithium battery CR-V3 (allows approximately 420 shots), or two AA batteries (Lithium, alkaline, nickel and rechargeable Ni-MH), AC adaptor kit (optional) According to in-house testing (with LCD monitor on and flash used for 50% of the shots)
Physical Specs: Operating Temperatures - 32 degrees to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius) Camera Casing - Aluminum alloy Dimensions (W x H x D) - 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 Inches (89 x 58.5 x 27.5mm) Weight - 4.6 oz. (130g) without battery and SD memory card; 6.3 oz. (180g) loaded and ready
Computer System Reqs: Mac Requirements OS: Mac OS 9.2 or later, standard equipped USB port PC Requirements OS: Windows Me, 2000, XP Home edition / Professional, standard equipped USB port

Review source: pentaximaging.com

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