Pre-Photokina 2006: Pentax has announced upgrades to two of its compact digicams. First up is the Optio T20, the successor to the T10 announced back in February. The T20 ups the resolution to 7 million pixels and increases maximum ISO to 800. As with the T10 the T20 features a large 3.0-inch LCD with touch display control, 3x zoom and a super slim 19.5mm body.
PENTAX Optio T20
A thin, compact digital camera featuring an extra-large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, a touch-display control system, and an upgraded 7.0 effective megapixel resolution
PENTAX Corporation is pleased to introduce the new PENTAX Optio T20 compact digital camera which features an extremely slim body. The Optio T20 is distinguished by its extra-large 3.0-inch, high-definition LCD monitor that allows easy viewing and a touch-display control system for programming the camera. And, with its 7.0 effective megapixel resolution, the Optio T20 produces high-quality prints with crisp detail.
1. Easy-to-view 3.0-inch oversized LCD monitor
The Optio T20 accommodates a large digital-camera LCD monitor, which comes in at a full three inches and about 230,000 pixels for exceptional clarity and definition. Checking pictures and setting up functions are easier than ever thanks to the large and clearer displays of images and menu text. And since the monitor sports a wide viewing field, the screen remains easy to see and nearly as bright and colorful when viewed at an angle as when viewed straight on. This is helpful when monitoring shots at low or high angles or when showing off photos to a group of people.
2. 19.5-mm body is the one of the thinnest in its class
Despite the 19.5-mm body that is the one of the thinnest in its class, Optio T20 features an extra-large 3.0-inch LCD monitor. We have achieved to minimize thickness of the body by utilizing the PENTAX Sliding Lens System*1 and high-density mounting technology.
*1 PENTAX’s proprietary lens system: The central lens group slides upward from the optical axis and the front and back lens groups slip under them. Housing the lens in two steps in the lens cylinder reduces overall lens thickness, thereby minimizing body depth.
3. Touch display makes operations simple and enjoyable
The Optio T20’s touch display allows you to select and confirm functions by directly touching the LCD monitor. Its simple operations such as selecting the icon from the displayed menu and touching the monitor take the stress out of setting up the camera.
4. Excellent image quality
An upgraded 7.0 effective megapixel resolution delivers images with exceptional definition. The camera boasts the well-regarded smc PENTAX lens, which renders clear, high-contrast images, while our unique lens coating cuts out ghosting and other artifacts. And the Optio T20’s superb image processing technology produces vivid colors and creates smooth tonal expressions at all brightness levels.
5. My Drawing mode for easy picture design
The Optio T20 comes with a My Drawing mode, which lets you enjoy customizing your shots. Using the included stylus pen, you can create your own original picture by writing directly on the image shown on the monitor or adding a stored illustration with the Stamp function. The camera also has a function for storing your favorite photos as original stamps.
6. 12 shooting modes cover a wide range of scenes
The Optio T20 features 12 versatile shooting modes specialized for conditions such as Portrait, Landscape, Flower, or Night Scene. Just choose the mode matching the subject scene and the camera automatically optimizes the exposure, white balance, and other settings. Selecting the mode is easy with the touch display and the Mode Palette, which displays PENTAX’s original mode icons on the LCD monitor.
7. High-quality movies with a built-in Movie editing function
The Optio T20 smoothly captures movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at sizes up to 640 x 480 pixels with image quality rivaling camcorders. Furthermore, a movie editing function can save a frame from a recorded movie as a still image.
8. Exquisite design
We employed a high-grade aluminum alloy for the camera’s exterior. The elegant design is finished off with the soft rounded contours of the top cover that accentuate the unit’s thinness and project a friendly image.
9. Other features
- Approximately 12 MB of internal memory; supports external SD memory cards
- Frame composite mode adds decorative frames to images when shooting or after shooting
- Function (Fn) setting permits you to store frequently used settings and recall them from the panel with a single touch
- Approximately 4X digital zoom function
- kConvenient image-rotation display for confirmation of shots (rotates images 90º, 180º, or 270º)
- Includes the ACDSee for PENTAX image viewer/image management software
- USB 2.0 (hi-speed) compatible
- PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matchinwell i have only justg III compatible
1/2.5 " Type CCD
|Image sizes|| 3072 x 2304
2592 x 1944
2304 x 1728
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480 @ 15/30fps
320 x 240 @ 15/30fps
AVI Motion JPEG with sound
|File formats|| JPEG Exif 2.2
PRINT Image Matching lll
|Lens|| 37.5-112.5mm (35mm equiv)
3x optical zoom
|Digital zoom||up to 4x|
|Focus||TTL contrast detection AF system|
|AF area modes||
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|Focus distance|| Normal: 0.4m - infinity
Macro: 0.15m - 0.5m (wide)
Panfocus: 1.2m - infinity (wide) 4.8m - infinity (tele)
Manual: 0.15m - infinity (wide)
|Metering|| TTL metering
Choice of Multi-segment metering
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|Exposure compensation||+/-2EV in 1/3 EV steps|
|Shuttter speed||1/2000 - 4 sec|
|White balance|| Auto
|Self timer||2 or 10 sec|
|Image parameters|| Digital Effect: Color Filter, Digital Filter, Brightness filter, Frame Composite, My Drawing
Color Filter: Black & White, Sepia, Color Filter（8 colors), Color extract(B&W with red, B&W with green, B&W with blue)
Digital Filter:Soft, Illustration, Special Effect, Slim
My Drawing: Line drawing, Stamp, Image cut out, My stamp, Eraser
Flash on, Flash off, Soft flash, Red-eye compensation
|LCD monitor|| 3.0-inch TFT
Touch display control
|Connectivity|| AV out
|Storage|| SD card
12 MB built-in memory
|Power|| Rechargeable D-Ll8 Lithium-ion battery
Optional AC adapter
|Weight (no batt)||135 g (4.8 oz)|
|Dimensions||95 x 58.5 x 19.5 mm (3.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 in)|
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