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    Pentax Optio A40 Digital Camera - Press Release

    PENTAX INTRODUCES OPTIO A40 WITH 12 MEGAPIXELS AND SUPER-SLIM OPTIO V10 WITH 3 INCH MONITOR


    GOLDEN, CO. (October 1, 2007)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX Optio A40, the latest model in the Optio A series of advanced compact digital cameras with superior image quality and performance. Featuring 12 megapixels, this latest Optio features three types of Shake Reduction including mechanical, digital and movie. Each version helps deliver sharp, blur-free shots where camera shake is an issue such as action photography or in low light conditions at dawn, dusk or at night. The Optio A model also features the newest Face Recognition technology including a Natural Skin Tone mode and a Half-length Portrait mode, which automatically takes a head and shoulder photograph of subjects.

    PENTAX also announced the Optio V10, an ultra-slim compact digital camera equipped with a large 3.0 inch LCD monitor for enhanced usability and easy viewing. The Optio V10 features 8 megapixels, a 3X optical zoom and easy operations in a slim, stylish, affordable body.

    The Optio A40 will ship in October 2007 for US $299.95 and the Optio V10 will ship in November for $249.95.

    www.pentaximaging.com


    MODEL: Optio A40
    TYPE: Ultra-Compact Digital Camera
    PRODUCT CODE: 19361, UPC: 027075130135

    SENSOR
    Type: 1/1.7” Interline Transfer CCD w/ primary color filter
    Effective pixels: 12MP
    Total pixels: 12.4MP
    Recorded resolutions
    Still: 12M (4000x3000), 10M (3648x2736), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (2592x1944), 3M (2048x1536), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480)
    Movie: VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240)
    Quality levels: *** (best), ** (better), * (good)


    LENS
    Type/construction: smc Pentax Zoom Lens (7E, 5G, 2 dual aspheric lenses, 1 single aspheric lens)
    Optical zoom: 3x, 7.9-23.7mm
    Focal length (equiv.): 37-111mm
    Intelligent zoom: approx. 3.3x (10M), 3.9x (7M), 4.6x (5M), 5.7x (3M), 11.4x (1024), 17.9x (VGA)
    Digital zoom: approx 6x
    Combined zoom: approx 17.9x
    Aperture: f/2.8-5.4

    LCD/VIEWFINDER
    LCD screen: 2.5” TFT color LCD with LCD Bright Mode, 50 FPS refresh
    LCD resolution: 232,000 pixels
    Wide angle viewable: YES, 160° horizontal and vertical
    Optical viewfinder: n/a

    FOCUS SYSTEM
    Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus w/ AF assist lamp
    Autofocus: 5 point AF, spot, tracking, and face recognition autofocus modes available
    Manual focus: YES
    Macro focus: YES, macro and super macro
    Focus lock: YES, by pressing the shutter release button half way
    Focus range: normal 1.15’ to infinity, macro 0.39-1.31’, super macro 0.20-0.49’

    FLASH
    Type: built-in series-control auto flash
    Flash modes: on, off, auto, redeye, soft flash
    Effective range: wide 23’ auto ISO, telephoto 11’ auto ISO

    STORAGE MEDIA
    Internal memory: 21MB
    Removable memory: SD, SDHC

    INTERFACES
    Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, DC in
    Video out: NTSC and PAL
    Printer interfaces: PictBridge

    POWER SUPPLY
    Power source: Rechargeable D-LI68 lithium ion battery
    Recordable images: approx 240
    Playback time: approx 250 min
    Movie recording time: Approx 80 min
    Audio recording time: Approx 210 min
    AC adapter available: optional

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9”
    Weight
    Without battery or removable memory: 4.6 oz
    Loaded and ready: 5.3 oz
    Construction material(s): aluminum alloy
    Operating temperature: 32-104°F

    TIMING
    Startup: approx 1.8 sec
    Release lag: approx 0.005 sec
    Shot to Shot: approx 1.25 FPS

    LANGUAGE SUPPORT
    English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese

    IMAGE STABILIZATION
    Still: sensor shift shake reduction, Digital SR Mode (ISO 3200 at 5MP)
    Movie: Movie SR

    METERING SYSTEM
    Type: TTL
    Multi-segment: YES
    Center weighted: YES
    Spot: YES
    Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 steps

    ISO SENSITIVITY
    Auto: 50-800 (3200 in Digital SR, 5MP), auto range selectable
    Manual: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (3200 in Digital SR, 5MP)
    WHITE BALANCE
    Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent
    Manual mode(s): YES

    SHUTTER
    Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w/ CCD electronic shutter
    Shutter speed: 1/2000 to 4 sec

    CAPTURE MODES
    Mode selection: Auto Picture (Normal, Night Scene, Landscape, Portrait), Program, Shutter Priority, Manual, Natural Skin Tone, Half-length Portrait (3MP), Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Kids, Digital SR (5MP), Surf & Snow, Sport, Pet, Text, Food, Frame Composite (3MP), Dynamic Range Adjustment
    Green simplified mode available: YES
    Face recognition available: YES, recognize up to 15 faces in all capture modes
    P/A/S/M/B: P, S, M
    Date stamp: YES (not available in Green Mode)
    Digital filters (capture): n/a

    DRIVE MODES
    Mode selection: one shot, self timer (10s, 2s), continuous, remote control (3s, 0s), multi-exposure (5MP)
    Continuous shooting: approx 1.25 FPS
    Self-timer: YES, 10 sec, 2 sec
    Remote control: infrared, 3 sec, 0 sec (remote optional)

    PLAYBACK MODES
    Mode Selection: one shot, index (9 thumbnails), magnification, movie playback, sound playback, histogram, select/delete, calendar
    Mode Palate: slideshow, resize, trimming, image/sound copy, image rotation, color filter, digital filter, brightness filter, movie edit, redeye edit, voice memo, protect, DPOF, startup screen, frame composite
    Magnification: up to 8x, scrollable
    Digital Filter Effects: color filters (13), digital filters (5), brightness filter
    Movie edit: save as still image, divide movies, extract movies

    FILE FORMATS
    Still: JPG (EXIF 2.2), DCF, DPOF, Print Image Matching III
    Movie: AVI (DivX with MPG-4), 30 FPS w/ sound, movie anti-shake
    Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural

    COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS*
    *For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
    Windows: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, USB port
    Mac: MacOS 9.2, MacOS-X (10.1.2 or later), USB port

    KIT INCLUSIONS
    Optio A40, USB Cable I-USB7, AV Cable I-AVC7(B), Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI68, Battery Charge Cradle D-BC68(C), AC Plug Cord, Strap O-ST20, Software CD-ROM S-SW68

    OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
    AC Adapter Kit K-AC63U, Battery Charger Kit K-BC68(1), PTX-210-LHM Leather Case, PTC-L45 Small Nylon Case, Remote Control E (w/ zoom), Remote Control F, Optio Extended Warranty (2 year)
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    Last edited by aquadog; 10-01-2007 at 04:41 PM.

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