Pentax Optio VS20

Announced Jan 25, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 560 mm (20×)
Price
Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Other resolutions 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3072 x 2304, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Image
ISO Auto (100-1600), 100, 200, 400,800, 1600, 3200, 6400
White balance presets 4
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Best, Better, Good
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28–560 mm
Optical zoom 20×
Maximum aperture F3.1–4.8
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (7.2x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 40 cm (15.75)
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18)
Number of focus points 3
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT color LCD with Anti-reflective coating
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2500 sec
Aperture priority No
Shutter priority No
Manual exposure mode No
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 2.80 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Continuous drive 1.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Format Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included 16 MB Internal
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI No
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected
Remote control Yes (Optional O-RC1)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion D-LI122 rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries) 235 g (0.52 lb / 8.29 oz)
Dimensions 111 x 61 x 38 mm (4.37 x 2.4 x 1.5)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None
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