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Pentax Optio A20

The flagship of the Optio digital camera line, the high-end PENTAX Optio A20 offers the pinnacle of PENTAX compact digital photography in an ultra-com...

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“Confessions of a Flasher.”

published 06/06/2007

ProLight, fast auto focus, good anti shake feature

ConsBad shutter lag

Look around you, what do you see. No I don’t mean the girl next door although as a subject like any other she would be challenging. But no I digress we wont go there, so lets look deeper, go on I defy you, what do you see! You can’t see can you, no I thought not, okay let me show you. Look around...

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Excellent

published 16/08/2007

I bought this camera a few months ago when my Sony Cyber shot got stolen. I find it really easy to use and It has great video and loads of extra features. The picture quality is brilliant. I would never go back to using a sony after using this. Great looking camera aswell.

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Product Information : Pentax Optio A20

Manufacturer's product description

The flagship of the Optio digital camera line, the high-end PENTAX Optio A20 offers the pinnacle of PENTAX compact digital photography in an ultra-compact aluminum alloy body. With a 10.0 megapixel CCD, a 3X optical zoom lens, built in Shake Reduction and Tracking AF, the Optio A20 offers a versatile manual-shooting mode. Add to this, a 232,000 pixel 2.5 inch LCD and Movie mode MPEG-4 DivX (640 x 480) capture at 30fps and guaranteed video playback on all DivX certified devices. The convenient charging cradle recharges a Lithium-ion battery in the camera.

Product Details

Product Description: Pentax Optio A20 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 10.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 7.9 - 23.7 mm - f/2.8-5.4

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 35 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 710 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video, Composite video/audio

Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.9 cm x 2.3 cm x 5.5 cm

Weight: 125 g

Flash Memory / Form Factor: SD Memory Card; SDHC Memory Card

Manufacturer: Pentax

General

MPN: 19165, OPTIOA20

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 10.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 10,370,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 10,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.8"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 5

Digital Video Format: MPEG-4

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video, Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 64, ISO 1600, ISO auto

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, text, surf & snow, PET, food, flower, night scene, sports mode, candle, frame composition

Special Effects: Soft, Black & White, Sepia, Slim, Black & White Red filter, Black & White Blue filter, illustration, Black & White Green filter

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 4 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 7.9 - 23.7 mm - f/2.8-5.4

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 38 - 114mm, 37.5 - 112.5mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 35 cm

Macro Focus Range: 6cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 5 groups / 7 elements

Features: Aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, backlight mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.06 m - 7.1 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, digital image stabilization (video mode)

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 232,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, ACD Systems ACDsee

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple MacOS 9.2 or later

Peripheral Devices: USB port

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, hand strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

Body Material: Aluminium alloy

Battery

Battery Type: Pentax D-Li8

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 710 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 22 MB, 24 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: JPEG 3648 x 2736 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 2304 ¦ JPEG 2592 x 1944 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480

Video Capture: MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ MPEG-4 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 8.9 cm

Depth: 2.3 cm

Height: 5.5 cm

Weight: 125 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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