last, a Pentax digital camera we can include in
our favorite list. The folks at Pentax has managed
to make a digital camera that fits into a shirts
pocket. The Pentax Optio S is only 3.3 (W) x 2.0
(H) x 0.8 (D) in. and weighs 4.1 oz. Pentax has
managed to include a 3x optical zoom into such
a thin body (move cursor over picture above for
a top view) by some clever engineering: the middle
portion of the lens moves up and slides back as
the lens retracts into the body.
has cleverly marketed the Optio S as the digital
camera that fits in a tin of Altoids mint. This
catchy image is reminiscent of some of Pentax's
Spotmatic F ads way back: one image that is worth
a thousand words. With the Optio S, Pentax seems
to be signalling its return as an innovative camera
award our OriGenial
Seal of Approval to the Pentax Optio S because
it has suceeded in squeezing a lot of features
(expecially that 3x optical zoom) into an ultra
compact and handsome aluminum alloy body: 3.2
megapixels resolution, a F2.6 maximum aperture,
3x optical zoom (unheard of in that small size),
Program AE and Scene Modes to automate most picture-taking
you're looking for an ultra compact point-and-shoot
digital camera with big, uncompromising features,
the Pentax Optio S might just be what you've been
waiting for. We bet it will not stay in that Altoids
tin can for long. The Optio S is JeansPocket
AE, Picture (Landscape, Flower, Portrait,
Self-portrait, Surf & Snow, Autumn Color,
Sunset), Night Scene, Movie, Panorama Assist,
3D image, Digital Filter, User.
(Secure Digital) Memory Card, MultiMedia Card
(W x H x D)
x 52 x 20 mm / 3.3 x 2.0 x 0.8 in.
/ 4.1 oz. (with battery & SD memory card)
1.6 in. LCD; Rechargeable Lithium-ion D-LI8
Battery; ISO 50, 100, 200; Movie Mode - Up
to 30 seconds with sound; Alarm clock with
World Time in 62 cities.
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