Pentax Optio A40

Announced Oct 1, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 37 – 111 mm (3×)
Price
Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Other resolutions 3648 x 2736, 3072 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Image
ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White balance presets 4
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Normal, Fine, Superfine
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 37–111 mm
Optical zoom 3×
Maximum aperture F2.8
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (6 x)
Manual focus No
Normal focus range 35 cm (13.78)
Macro focus range 6 cm (2.36)
Number of focus points 5
Screen / viewfinder
Screen size 2.5
Screen dots 232,000
Touch screen No
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Aperture priority No
Shutter priority No
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 7.10 m (Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Soft, Red-eye reduction
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 30 fps, MPEG-4
Format MPEG-4
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage included 21 MB Internal
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI No
Remote control Yes (Optional)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Weight (inc. batteries) 170 g (0.37 lb / 6.00 oz)
Dimensions 91 x 57 x 24 mm (3.58 x 2.24 x 0.94)
Other features
Orientation sensor No
Timelapse recording No
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