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Pentax Optio WPi


Category: Point-and-Shoot

If you have ever wondered if it was safe to take your digital camera to the beach, on the boat, or anywhere there's a good chance it will get wet or dunked in water, the answer is probably it's not safe unless you take lots of precaution -- and even then. Enter the Pentax Optio WPi (WP for Water Proof), the new take-anywhere digital camera that removes that worry.

Compact, lightweight and elegant, the Pentax WPi is encased in a rust resistant aluminum alloy body that is less than one inch thin, has rubber sealants and lens protection that repels dust, dirt, moisture -- in rain, in snow, in the pool, on the beach -- or even underwater.

With a JIS Class 8 rating, the Optio waterproof WPi can be submerged up to 1.5m (5 ft) underwater for up to 30 minutes. That's right! That's longer than you or I can hold our breath under water.

The Pentax WPi has 6MP resolution, 3x optical zoom and macro as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.). A large 2 in. LCD monitor incorporates low reflection technology and a backlighting system for easier viewing in sunny, outdoor conditions

If you are looking for a really care-free digital camera in a slim, stylish and compact body, the Pentax Optio WPi might just be what you need. The Pentax WPi is JeansPocket™ Certified and obtains our OriGenial™ Seal of Approval.

Pentax Optio WPi
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Pentax Optio WPi  
  Image Sensor 6.0 effective megapixels (2816x2112)
1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter
  Lens Pentax  
  Focal Length 6.3–18.9mm (38-114mm, 35mm equivalent)  
  Aperture Range F3.3(W)– F4.0 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Macro 0.4 inches (0.01m) to 2.0 ft (0.6m)  
  Auto Focus
TTL contrast detection autofocus system
9 point AF, Spot AF, Manual, Tracking AF in Sport, Kids or Pet Modes
  Shutter Speed approx. 1/2000 - 4 sec  
  Exposure Control Program AE  
  Shooting Modes

Green, Program, Picture, Movie, Voice recording ,Synchronous
sound recording

Picture Modes: Program, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Night scene, Panorama assist, Surf & snow, Self-portrait,
Food, Museum, Sport, Underwater, Pet, Candle, Soft, Natural skin tone, Fireworks,
Kids, Report

Digital Filter: Playback: Black & White, Sepia, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Soft, Brightness

Drive Modes: Single-shot, Continuous (Standard, High speed), Self-timer (2sec, 10sec), Photo frame

Movie Mode: 320x240 pixels; Shooting Time: from Approx. 1 sec. to memory card capacity

  Exposure Compensation +/-2 EV (1/3 steps)  
  Light Metering TTL Multi-segment metering  
  White Balance

Auto, Pre-set, Manual white balance

Available Settings - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual

  Viewfinder N/A  
  LCD 2.0 inch, low reflection TFT color LCD - with Histogram display; LCD Coverage – 100%; LCD Resolution - Approx. 110,000 pixels  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, or User select ISO 80, 160, 320, 400, 800 (Candle mode only)  
  Storage Media SD memory card removable, Built-in memory (approx. 10.5MB)  
  Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion D-LI8 battery, Optional AC adapter available  
  Included Accessories
No memory card
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, Battery Charger
AV Cable, USB Interface Cable
Software CD-ROM
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 102 x 51 x 22 mm /
4.0 x 2.0 x 0.9 in. (excluding protrusions)
  Weight (Camera body only) 120g / 4.2 oz.
135g / 4.8 oz. (loaded and ready)
  MSRP US$  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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