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Pentax OptioMX4
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 - 1/2.7 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter Total Pixels - 4.23 megapixels Color Depth - 12 bit x 3 colors Recorded Pixels - Movie –640x480 pixels(VGA), 320x240 pixels, 160x120 pixels Still - 2304x1728 pixels, 1600x1200 pixels, 1024x768 pixels, 640x480 pixels
Focus System: Type - TTL contrast detection autofocus system Autofocus - 5 point AF, Spot AF & Infinity Landscape Mode Manual Focus - 0 inches (0m) to Infinity Focusing Range Normal: 1.31 ft (0.4m) to Infinity at 5.8mm, 3.9 ft (1.2m) to infinity at 58mmMacro: 3.9 inches (0.1 m) to 1.64 ft (0.5m) At 5.8mm 1.97 ft (0.6m) to 4.92 ft (1.5m) at 58mmSuper Macro: 0 inches (0m) to 5.9 inches (0.15m) at 5.8mmNormal (Movie): 3.9 inches (0.1 m) to Infinity at 5.8mm, 3.9 ft (1.2m) to infinity at 58mm
Lens: Type - smc PENTAX power zoom Focal Length - 5.8mm-58mm (equivalent to approx. 37-370mm in 35mm format)Approx. 46.3mm-463mm in 35mm format when capturing move. Aperture Range – f 2.9- f 3.5 Construction -12 elements in 8 groups (1 dual-sided aspherical element, 1 aspherical element) Lens Thread – 37mm Optical Zoom - 10 X Digital Zoom - 10 X Combined - 100 X
Exposure Control: Light Metering Method TTL metering with choice of: Multi-segment, Center-weighted & Spot Meter Sensitivity - Auto, or user select ISO 100, 200, 400 Exposure Control Method - Program AE Exposure Modes – Picture Mode, Program, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Manual Exposure Compensation - +/-2 EV (1/4 steps Shutter Type - Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutterShutter Speed – approx. 1/2000 - 4 second White Balance White Balance Control - TTL Auto, Pre-set, Custom White BalanceAvailable Settings - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light, Manual Auto-bracket - Exposure, White Balance, Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast Flash Built-in series-control retractable flash, Automatic Discharge in Low-Light when in Auto Modes Operation Modes - Auto, Flash-Off, Flash-On, Auto + red-eye reduction, Flash-On + red-eye reduction Effective Range-Approx.0.33ft -16.73ft (0.1m – 5.1m) (5.8mm at Sensitivity ISO 200) Approx. 1.97ft -12.46ft (0.6m – 3.8m) (58mm at Sensitivity ISO 200)
Shooting Specs: Shooting Modes: Picture Mode, Program, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Manual, Movie Capture Picture Modes: Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Self-Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sunset, Night-Scene, Soft, Illustration, Panorama Assist Digital Filter (In playback mode only): Black & White, Sepia, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow Drive Modes: Single-shot, Continuous(normal/high-speed), Self-timer-10 sec., 2 Sec., Auto-bracket (Exposure, White Balance, Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast) Movie Mode: Continuous Shooting Time: Approx. 120 Min. (Related to memory card capacity & camera setting)
Time: Modes - dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd – 12hr/24hr World Time - Display of the time in 62 cities (28 time zones)
Image Storage: Storage Media –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 II Movie - MOV (MPEG-4) 30/15fps with sound (PCM, monaural)Sound - WAV (ADPCM), Monaural, Recordable time depends on the remaining capacity of the memory card JPEG Compression Mode -Good, Better, Best
Lcd Monitor: 1.8 inch CG Silicon TFT color LCD with Histogram Display & Brightness Adjustment, Swivels 210 degree vertically, 180 degrees horizontally
Playback Specs: Playback Modes File - Single, Index- Nine image index Magnification - 12X LCD Function - scroll, slide show, movie, image rotation, Digital filter, voice memo in playback mode Size Change – Trimming, 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 (2.0) terminal, DC input terminal Video Output - Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats (monaural sound)
Power Supply: Rechargeable Battery D-LI7 (39117)
Physical Specs: Operating temperatures - 32o to 104oFerihight (0o to 40o Celsius) Camera Casing – Aluminum alloy Dimensions (W x H x D) – 2.9 x 2.3 x 4.1 Inches (73 x 59 x 103.5mm) Weight – 11.6 oz (330g) without battery and SD memory card 13.1 oz (375g) loaded and ready
Computer System Reqs: Mac Requirements - OS: Mac OS 9.2 or later (QuickTime 4.0 or later to view movies), CPU: Power PC 266MHz or higher, Memory: 8MB or more, Hard disk space: 6MB or more, Standard equipped USB port PC Requirements - OS: Windows 98,98 second edition, 2000, Me, XP Home edition / Professional, (QuickTime 6.0 or later to view movies)CPU: Pentium or later recommended, Memory: 64MB or more, Hard disk space: 15MB or more, Standard equipped USB port

Review source: pentaximaging.com

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