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Pentax Optio 330 Specifications


Street Price   US: $700
UK: £500
Body Material   Metal
CCD pixels Click for help 3.34 megapixels
CCD effective output Click for help 3.14 megapixels
CCD size** Click for help 1/1.8"
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
Max resolution   2048 x 1536
Lower resolutions   • 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h   4:3
Image formats Click for help • JPEG (EXIF)
Quality Levels  

(6:1)
(8:1)
(16:1)

Sensitivity equiv. Click for help • Auto ISO
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 37 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 111 mm (3x)
Lens Max Aperture Click for help F2.6 - F4.8
Digital zoom Click for help 2.0x, 4.0x
Auto Focus   • TTL Contrast detection
Auto Focus modes   • Wide AF
• Spot AF
• Free AF
AF Illumination lamp Click for help No
Normal focus range Click for help 40 cm (1.3 ft) - Infinity
Macro focus range Click for help 14 - 40 cm (5.5 in - 1.3 ft)
Manual Focus Click for help 14 cm - Infinity (5.5 in - Infinity)
Min shutter Click for help 15 sec
Max shutter Click for help 1/2000 sec
Exposure Modes   • Auto
• Night-Scene
• Manual
• Movie
• Multiple-Exposure
Manual Exposure   Apertures:
 • Wide angle: F2.6 / F5.0
 • Telephoto: F4.8 / F9.2
Shutter speeds:
15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000 sec*
 * 1/1250 - 1/2000 sec only available at minimum aperture (F5.0 / F9.2)
Metering Click for help

• Multi-Segment
• Center-weighted average
• Spot

Exposure adjustment Click for help -2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps (resets after each shot)
AE Lock   No
Auto bracketing Click for help No
Picture Controls  

• Sharpness +/-2 levels
• Saturation +/-2 levels
• Contrast +/-2 levels

Colour Filters  

• Off
• B&W
• Sepia

White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Incandescent
• Fluorescent
• Manual preset
Continuous Click for help 0.7 fps, max 2 images (@ 2048 x 1536, )
Movie clip   320 x 240, no audio, 30 sec max
Built-in Flash   Yes, internal
Flash Range  

• Wide: 0.14 - 3.7 m (0.5 - 12 ft)
• Tele: 0.4 - 2.0 m (1.3 - 6.6 ft)

Flash modes  

• Auto
• Flash On
• Flash Off
• Anti Red-Eye

Flash compensation   None
External flash   No
Tripod mount   Yes, plastic (edge)
Self-timer   Yes, 10 sec delay
Remote control   Optional Infared
Video out   Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage media Click for help Compact Flash Type I
Storage included   16 MB Compact Flash card
Viewfinder Click for help Optical, with dioptre adjustment
LCD Click for help 1.6" TFT
Playback zoom   Up to 4x, scrollable
Operating system   Proprietary
Connectivity Click for help USB
Battery Click for help Supplied Lithium-Ion battery and charger
Battery charger Click for help Yes, supplied
Weight (inc. battery)   240 g (8.5 oz)
Dimensions   92 x 62 x 31 mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.2 in)

Click for help Click for glossary entry / help
   
** 

This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.

For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.

(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)

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