The new 'flagship' in Pentax's long-running Optio range was announced at the CES show in January. The basic specification is fairly standard for a camera in this class; 3x optical zoom, 8 megapixels, 15 scene modes (including a high sensitivity / ISO 800 'candlelight' option) and a large 2.5-inch screen, but the Optio A10 does have a couple of tricks up its sleeve, including a CCD-shift image stabilization system, in-camera effects and frames, and the ability to record movies in the highly efficient (and widely used) MPEG-4 DivX format.
- 8.0 million effective pixel 1/1.8" CCD
- New high speed ASIC
- CCD-shift Shake Reduction System
- Seven element 3x smc Pentax zoom lens
- Compact, lightweight body
- 15 shooting modes
- 640 x 480 pixel, 30 fps MPEG-4 movie mode (DivX® certified)
- Tracking AF
- Candlelight mode with ISO 800 sensitivity (4MP max image size)
- Frame composite function can add decorative frames to images
- In-camera corrections and effects for saved images
Pentax Optio A10 Specifications
|| US: 335
|| 1/1.8" CCD
8.32 million pixels total
8.0 million effective pixels
3264 x 2448
2592 x 1944
2304 x 1728
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|| 640 x 480
320 x 240
30 fps based on image signal at 20 fps
With sound and anti-shake
3x optical zoom
F2.8 - F5.4
TTL contrast detection autofocus system with AF spotbeam
5-point multi AF
Manual focus modes
Normal: 0.35 m - infinity
Macro: 0.12 - 0.4 m at full wideangle setting
Super macro: 0.06 - 0.15 m at full wideangle setting
15 modes (Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Voice recording, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Sport, Surf & Snow, Candlelight, Food, Pet, Text, Frame composite)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800 (in Candlelight mode)
|| TTL Multi-segment
+/-2 in 1/3 EV steps
Sharpness (3 levels)
Contrast (3 levels)
||Up to 1.1 fps (dpreview testing), limited only by card capacity
• Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, On/Off
• Range: (wide) 0.06 - 5 m (sensitivity Auto), (tele) 0.35 - 2.5 m (sensitivity Auto)
|| SD card
24MB internal memory
|| 2.5" TFT LCD
|| USB 2.0 Hi-speed
|| Rechargeable D-LI8 lithium-ion battery
Optional AC adapter
|In the box*
Pentax Optio A10
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI8
Battery charging stand D-BC42
Self-timer 2 or 10 secs
• 1/2000 - 4 sec shutter
• +/-2EV with 0.3EV steps
Shake reduction system
up to 4x digital zoom
Built-in AF assist light
Post-capture effects: color filter, digital filter, brightness, red-eye removal and frames
|Weight (inc batt)
||145 g (5.1 oz)
|| 89 x 55 x 23 mm (3.5 x 2.1 x 0.9 in)
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area.
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