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Pentax Optio S6
Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash
Effective Pixels: 6.0 megapixels
Image Capture Device: Type - 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter Total Pixels - 6.36 megapixels Color Depth - 12 bit x 3 colors Recorded Pixels

- Still: 2816x2112 pixels, 2560x1920 pixels, 2304x1728 pixels, 2048x1536 pixels, 1600x1200 pixels, 1024x768 pixels, 640x480 pixels; Movie: 640x480 pixels, 320x240 pixels
Focus System: TTL contrast detection autofocus system Autofocus - 5 point AF, Spot AF, Tracking AF Focusing Range

- Auto Focus: Normal - 1.31 ft (0.4m) to Infinity, Macro

- 5.9 inches (0.15 m) to 1.64 ft (0.5m); Manual Focus: 5.9 inches (0.15m) to Infinity at 6.2mm
Lens: smc PENTAX power zoom Focal Length – 6.2mm – 18.6mm 35mm Equivalent - 38mm -114mm Aperture Range - F2.7 – F5.2 Construction - 6 elements in 5 groups (2 dual-sided aspherical elements) Optical Zoom - 3X Digital Zoom - 4X Combined - 12X
Exposure Control: Light Metering Method - TTL metering with choice of: Multi-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter Sensitivity - Auto, or User select ISO 80, 100, 200, 400 Exposure Control Method - Program AE Exposure Modes - Program, Night scene, Movie, Voice record, Panorama assist, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sunset, Text, Food, Sport, Frame composition, Digital filter Exposure Compensation - +/-2 EV (1/3 steps) Shutter - Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter; Shutter Speed: Approx. 1/2000 - 4 second 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, Auto backlight compensation; Effective Range: Approx. 0.49 ft - 17 ft (0.15m 5.1m) (5.8mm at Sensitivity Auto), Approx. 1.31 ft 8.9 ft (0.4m 2.7m) (17.4mm at Sensitivity Auto)
Shooting Specs: Digital Filter - Black & White, Sepia, 8 Color, Black & White + Red, Black & White + Green, Black & White+Blue, Soft, Illustration, Special Effect, Slim, Brightness Drive Modes - Single-shot, Continuous (Standard & High-speed), Remote control, Self-timer (2 sec, 10 sec), Auto-bracketing (Exposure, White balance, Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast) 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 70 cities (28 time zones)
Image Storage: Storage Media – Approx. 23MB built-in memory File Formats - Still: JPEG (Exif 2.2), DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), PRINT Image Matching III; Movie: MPEG-4 approx. 30fps/15fps with sound Sound: WAV (ADPCM), Monaural, Recordable time depends on the remaining capacity of the memory card Quality Levels - Best, Better, Good with 128MB SD Card Still Mode 2816 x 2112 53 80 121 2560 x 1920 67 101 151 2304 x 1728 81 122 183 2048 x 1536 96 144 216 1600 x 1200 134 202 303 1024 x 768 245 367 551 640 x 480 449 674 1011 Movie Mode - 640 x 480: 5 min. 11 sec., 6 min. 14 sec., 7 min. 13 sec.; 320 x 240: 14 min. 3 sec., 15 min. 51 sec., 17 min. 20 sec.
LCD Monitor: LCD Monitor – 2.5 inch, TFT color LCD- with Histogram Display LCD Coverage - 100% LCD Resolution - Approx. 232,000 pixels
LCD Viewfinder: Optical Viewfinder - None
Playback Specs: Playback Modes File - Single, Index- Nine image Magnification - 8X LCD Function - Slide show, Image rotation, Voice memo available in playback mode Size Change - Trimming, Resize Erase and Image Protect Modes - Single, All
Pictbridge: One image printing, All image printing, DPOF auto print, Paper size select
Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Swedish, Dutch, Portuguese
Interfaces: AV output terminal, USB terminal, DC input terminal Video Output - Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats (monaural sound)
Power Supply: Rechargeable Lithium-ion D-LI8 battery (allows approximately 130 shots*) AC adaptor kit (optional) * According to CIPA 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) - 3.4 x 2.1 x 0.7 inches (86 x 54 x 19mm) Weight – 3.5 oz. (100g) without battery and SD memory card, 4.2 oz. (120g) loaded and ready
Computer System Reqs: USB Driver installment is required for Windows 98/98 SE, Me, 2000, XP, Mac OS 9.2 Mac Requirements - OS: Mac OS 9.2 or later, Standard equipped USB port PC Requirements - OS: Windows 98,98 SE, 2000, Me, XP Home edition / Professional, Standard equipped USB port

Review source: pentaximaging.com

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