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    Pentax Optio V10 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 V10
    TYPE: Ultra Compact Digital Camera
    PRODUCT CODE: 19481, UPC: 027075135932

    SENSOR
    Type: 1/2.35” interline transfer CCD
    Effective pixels: 8.0MP
    Total pixels: 8.5MP
    Recorded resolutions
    Still: 8M (3264x2448), 5M (2592x1944), 4M (2304x1728), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (1600x1200), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480)
    Movie: VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240)
    Quality levels: ««« (best), «« (better), « (good)

    LENS
    Type/construction: Pentax zoom lens, 6 elements, 5 groups, 4 aspherical elements
    Optical zoom: 3x
    Focal length (equiv.): 6.3-18.9mm (36-108mm)
    Digital zoom: 4x
    Combined zoom: 12x
    Aperture: f/3.1-5.9

    LCD/VIEWFINDER
    LCD screen: 3.0” TFT color LCD
    LCD resolution: 230,000 pixels
    Wide angle viewable: YES
    Optical viewfinder: n/a

    FOCUS SYSTEM
    Type: TTL Contrast Detection Autofocus
    Autofocus: 9 point autofocus, Spot Autofocus, Auto Tracking Autofocus, and Face Priority Autofocus available
    Manual focus: YES, Infinity Landscape also available
    Macro focus: YES, macro and super-macro available
    Focus lock: Available by pressing the shutter release button half way
    Focus range: Normal 1.31’ to infinity, Macro 0.33-3.30’ (at wide), Super Macro 0.16-1.31’

    FLASH
    Type: Built-in, series-control auto flash
    Flash modes: Auto, on, off, redeye reduction
    Effective range: Wide 18’ (auto ISO), Tele 9.5’ (auto ISO)

    STORAGE MEDIA
    Internal memory: Approx 52.1 MB
    Removable memory: SD, SDHC

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

    POWER SUPPLY
    Power source: D-LI63 rechargeable Li-Ion battery
    Recordable images: Approx 200
    Playback time: Approx 210 min
    Movie recording time: Approx 70 min
    Audio recording time: Approx 260 min
    AC adapter available: YES (optional)

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.7”
    Weight
    Without battery or removable memory: 4.2 oz
    Loaded and ready: 4.9 oz
    Construction material(s): Aluminum alloy
    Operating temperature: 32-104°F

    TIMING
    Startup: Approx 2.1 sec
    Release lag: Approx 0.04 sec

    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: Digital SR (up to ISO 3200)
    Movie: Movie SR
    METERING SYSTEM
    Type: TTL
    Multi-segment: YES
    Center weighted: n/a
    Spot: n/a
    Exposure compensation: +/-2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

    ISO SENSITIVITY
    Auto: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (auto up to 3200 in Digital SR mode)
    Manual: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

    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 (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Normal), Program, Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Natural Skin Tone, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Frame Composite (3M)
    Green simplified mode available: YES
    Face recognition available: YES, available in Portrait and Natural Skin Tone modes
    P/A/S/M/B: P
    Date stamp: YES (not available in Green Mode)
    Digital filters (capture): n/a

    DRIVE MODES
    Mode selection: one shot, self timer (2s, 10s), continuous
    Continuous FPS: Approx 1.4 FPS
    Self-timer: YES (2s, 10s)
    Remote control: n/a

    PLAYBACK MODES
    Mode selection: One Shot, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Bright/Dark Indication, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
    Mode Pallet: Slideshow, Resize, Trimming, Image & Sound Copy, Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Brightness Filter, Frame Composite, Redeye Reduction, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Image
    Magnification: YES, up to 8x, scroll available
    Digital filters (playback): Black and White, Sepia, Color Filter (6 filters available), Color Extract (B&W w/ red, green, blue), Soft
    Movie edit: n/a

    FILE FORMATS
    Still: JPG (EXIF 2.2), DCF, DPOF, Print Image Matching III
    Movie: AVI (Motion JPG), 30/15 FPS, w/ sound, color, sepia, monochrome
    Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural

    COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS*
    *For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
    Windows:
    Mac:

    KIT INCLUSIONS
    Optio V10 Kit, USB Cable I-USB7, AV Cable I-AVC7, Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI63, Battery Charge Cradle D-BC63 (A), AC Plug Cord
    Strap O-ST20, Software CD-ROM S-SW70

    OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
    AC Adapter Kit K-AC64U, Battery Charger Kit K-BC63U, PTX-210-LHM Leather Case, PTC-L50 Medium Nylon Case, Optio Extended Warranty (2 year)
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    Last edited by aquadog; 10-01-2007 at 04:28 PM.

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