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Pentax OptioX
Camera 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 - 5.36 megapixels Color Depth - 10 bit x 3 colors Recorded Pixels Still 2560x1920 pixels, 2304x1728 pixels, 2048x1536 pixels, 1600x1200 pixels, 1024x768 pixels, 640x480 pixels Movie 320x240
Focus System: Type - TTL contrast detection autofocus system Autofocus - 9 point AF, Spot AF Focusing Range Autofocus Normal: 1.31 ft (0.4m) to Infinity Macro: 7.1 inches (0.18m) to 1.64 ft (0.65m) 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
Lens: Type - smc PENTAX power zoom Focal Length - 5.8mm - 17.4mm 35mm Equivalent - 36mm - 107mm Aperture Range - F2.6 - F4.8 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, 160, 320 Exposure Control Method: Program AE Capture Modes: Still, Movie, Sound 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, Pre-set, Custom white balance Available Settings - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual Flash: Built-in series-control auto flash, Auto discharge under low light and backlit conditions in auto mode, Pre-discharge red-eye reduction Operation Modes - Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Auto + Red-eye reduction, Flash-on + Red-eye reduction Range: Approx. 7.2 inches (0.18m) - 11.8ft (3.6m) (5.8mm at ISO Auto) Approx. 7.2 inches (0.18m) - 6.2 ft (1.9m) (17.4mm at ISO Auto)
Shooting Specs: Picture Modes Program, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Night scene, Night scene portrait, Panorama assist, Surf & snow, Self-portrait, Food, Pet (white), Pet (grey), Pet (black), Museum, Sport, Fireworks Digital Filter Playback: Black & White, Sepia, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Brightness Drive Modes Single-shot, Continuous, Multiple continuous, Self-timer (10sec, 2sec), Auto bracketing, Interval shooting, Multiple exposure Movie Mode Shooting Time: from Approx. 1 sec. to memory card capacity. Record in Color, Black & White or Sepia
Time: Modes - dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd World Time - Displays the time in 62 cities (28 time zones) Alarm Clock - Displays image with alarm (maximum of three memory settings) with snooze
Image Storage: Storage Media - SD memory card removable, Built-in memory (approx. 14MB) File Formats Still JPEG (Exif 2.2), DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), PRINT Image Matching III Movie MOV (QuickTime motion JPEG) approx. 15fps with sound Sound WAV (ADPCM), MonauralRecordable time depends on the remaining capacity of the memory card Quality Levels - Best, Better, Good with 128MB Card
Lcd Monitor: 2 inch, TFT color LCD - with Histogram display
Playback Specs: Playback Modes File - Single, Index - Nine image Magnification – Maximum 8x LCD Function Scroll, Folder display, Image rotation, Sound, Slide show, Movie playback, Copy image and sound, Resize, Trimming, Digital filter, Alarm Erase and Image Protect Modes - Single, All
Pictbridge: One image printing, All image printing, DPOF auto print, paper size
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: Rechargeable lithium-ion
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) – 4.4 x 2.1 x 0.7 Inches (112 x 54 x 18mm) Weight - 4.4 oz. (125g) without battery and SD memory card 5.1 oz. (145g) loaded and ready
Computer System Reqs: Mac Requirements - OS: Mac OS 8.6 or later, standard equipped USB port PC Requirements - OS: Windows 98/98SE, Me, 2000, XP Home edition / Professional, standard equipped USB port (USB Driver install required for Win 98/98 SE, Me, 200, XP, Mac OS 8.6)

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Review source: pentaximaging.com

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