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The latest compact cameras from Pentax

Pentax Optio A40
Pentax Optio A40 Sensor: 12 Mpixel CCD / 1/1.7in
Image size: 4000 x 3000 pixels / 4:3
Lens bundle: 37-111mm, f2.8~5.4 (35mm equiv), 7.9-23.7mm actual
Screen: 2.5in, 232K pixels
Memory format:SD / SDHC
Size: 96x58x19mm / 3.6x2.2x0.9in
Weight: 130g / 4.6oz (body ex battery)
Announced: October 2007

The Optio A40 offers 12 Megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, 3 types of image stabilisation including CCD shift sensor and 21MB internal memory. It can take 5cm close-ups, offers sensitivity from 50 to 3200 ISO (in shake reduction mode at 5MP) and shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000. There's Program, Shutter Priority and Manual modes as well as 14 scene presets and a 30fps VGA movie mode with anti-shake and editing functions.

 

Pentax Optio V10
Pentax Optio V10 Sensor: 8 Mpixel CCD / 1/2.35in
Image size: 3264 x 2448 pixels / 4:3
Lens bundle: 36-108mm, f3.1~5.9 (35mm equiv), 6.3-18.9mm actual
Screen: 3in, 230K pixels
Memory format:SD / SDHC
Size: 97x58x18mm / 3.8x2.3x0.7in
Weight: 120g / 4.2oz (body ex battery)
Check best price: USA
Announced: October 2007

The Optio V10 features 8 Megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, face detection and 51MB internal memory. Using high ISO for image stabilisation, it can focus as close as 4cm, offers sensitivity from 50 to 3200 ISO (in shake reduction mode at 5MP) and shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000. There's also 16 scene presets and a 30fps VGA movie mode.

 

Pentax Optio Z10 - full review / video tour
 
Pentax Optio Z10 - rear silver Pentax Optio Z10 - front view Pentax Optio Z10 - rear black
     
Sensor: 8 Mpixel CCD / 1/2.5in
Image size: 3264 x 2448 pixels / 4:3
Lens bundle: 38-266mm, f3.1~5.9 (35mm equiv), 6.3-44.1mm actual
Screen: 2.5in, 230K pixels
  Memory format:SD / SDHC
Size: 94x58x25mm / 3.8x2.3x0.7in
Weight: 115g / 4.1oz (body ex battery)
Announced: August 2007

The Optio Z10 offers 8 Megapixel resolution, a powerful 7x optical zoom and face detection. Using high ISO for image stabilisation, it can focus as close as 5cm, offers sensitivity from 64 to 3200 ISO (in blur reduction mode) and shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000. Available in silver or black, there's 52.1MB of internal memory, 15 scene presets and a 30fps VGA movie mode.


Pentax Optio S10
Pentax Optio S10 Sensor: 10 Mpixel CCD / 1/1.8in
Image size: 3648 x 2736 pixels / 4:3
Lens bundle: 38-114mm, f2.8~5.4 (35mm equiv), 7.9-23.7mm actual
Screen: 2.5in, 232K pixels
Memory format:SD / SDHC
Size: 87x54x21mm / 3.4x2.1x0.8in
Weight: 130g / 4.6oz (body ex battery)
Announced: August 2007

The Optio S10 features 10 Megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, face detection and 22MB internal memory. Using high ISO for image stabilisation, it can focus as close as 12cm, offers sensitivity from 64 to 3200 ISO (in shake reduction mode at 5MP) and shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000. Available in silver and blue, there's also 10 scene presets and a 30fps VGA movie mode.

 

  

Pentax Optio M40
Pentax Optio M40 Sensor: 8 Mpixel CCD / 1/2.5in
Image size: 3264 x 2448 pixels / 4:3
Lens bundle: 36-108mm, f3.1~5.9 (35mm equiv), 6.3-18.9mm actual
Screen: 2.5in, 150K pixels
Memory format:SD / SDHC
Size: 98x58x18mm / 3.8x2.3x0.7in
Weight: 115g / 4.1oz (body ex battery)
Check best price: USA
Announced: August 2007

The Optio M40 features 8 Megapixel resolution, a 3x optical zoom and face detection. Using high ISO for image stabilisation, it can focus as close as 5cm, offers sensitivity from 50 to 3200 ISO (in blur reduction mode) and shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000. Available in silver, pink and brown, there's 22MB of internal memory, 16 scene presets and a 30fps VGA movie mode.

 

Pentax Optio E40
Pentax Optio E40 Sensor: 8.1 Mpixel CCD / 1/2.5in
Image size: 3264 x 2448 pixels / 4:3
Lens bundle: 37.5-112.5mm, f2.8~5.2 (35mm equiv), 6.2-18.6mm actual
Screen: 2.4in, 110K pixels
Memory format:SD / SDHC
Size: 94x60x24mm / 3.7x2.4x0.9in
Weight: 130g / 4.6oz (body ex battery)
Check best price: USA / UK
Announced: August 2007
The Optio E40 is designed as an entry-level compact featuring 8.1 Megapixel resolution, a 3x optical zoom and 10MB of internal memory. Using high ISO for image stabilisation, it can focus as close as 15cm, offers sensitivity from 80 to 1000 ISO and shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000.
There's also 12 scene presets and a 15fps VGA movie mode.
 

Pentax Optio W30
 
Pentax Optio W30 rear view Pentax Optio W30 top view Pentax Optio W30 front view
     
Sensor: 7.1 Mpixel CCD / 1/2.5in
Image size: 3072 x 2304 pixels / 4:3
Lens: 38-114mm, f3.3~4 (35mm equiv), 6.3-18.9mm actual
Screen: 2.5in, 115K pixels
  Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 107x55x23mm / 4.2x2.1x0.9in
Weight: 155g / 5.5oz (inc battery)
Announced: February 2007

The Optio W30 is the successor to the waterproof W20 with the same 7.1 Megapixel resolution and 3x optical zoom but with improved underwater capabilities - now to depths of 3m for 2hrs, while also having dust and sandproof capability. Additionally sporting face detection, the W30 offers sensitivity from 64 to 3200 ISO (in blur reduction mode), shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000 and a 30fps VGA movie mode.




Pentax Optio A30
 
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Pentax Optio A30 front view Pentax Optio A30 rear view Pentax Optio A30 top view
     
Sensor: 10 Mpixel CCD / 1/1.8in
Image size: 3648 x 2736 pixels / 4:3
Lens: 38-114mm, f2.8~5.4 (35mm equiv), 7.9-23.7mm actual
Screen: 2.5in, 232K pixels
  Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 89x55x23mm / 3.5x2.1x0.9in
Weight: 145g / 5.1oz (inc battery)
Announced: February 2007

The Optio A30 is the successor to the A20 sporting the same 10 Megapixel resolution, 3X optical zoom and 22MB of internal memory. Additionally featuring CCD-shift image stabilisation and face detection, the A30 offers shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000, and sensitivity from 64 to 3200 ISO (in blur reduction mode). There’s also 12 scene presets and a 30 fps VGA movie mode.


Pentax Optio T30
Pentax Optio T30 Sensor: 7.1 Mpixel CCD / 1/2.5in
Image size: 3072 x 2304 pixels / 4:3
Lens: 38-113mm, f2.7~5.2 (35mm equiv), 6.2-18.6mm actual
Screen: 3in, 230K pixels
Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 95x57x19mm / 3.7x2.2x0.7in
Weight: 135g / 4.7oz (inc battery)
Check best price: USA
Announced: January 2007
The Optio T30 is the successor to the Optio T20 featuring the same 7 Megapixel resolution, 3X optical zoom, and a large, touch sensitive 3in screen. New to the T30 are face detection and increased sensitivities up to 3200 ISO in blur reduction mode. It also features 30MB of internal memory, shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000, a closest focusing distance of 15cm, 12 scene presets and a VGA movie mode which records 640x480 video at 30fps.
 


Pentax Optio M30
Pentax Optio M30 Sensor: 7.1 Mpixel CCD / 1/2.5in
Image size: 3072 x 2304 pixels / 4:3
Lens: 38-114mm, f3.1~5.9 (35mm equiv), 6.3-18.9mm actual
Screen: 2.5in, 115K pixels
Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 97x57x18mm / 3.8x2.2x0.7in
Weight: 135g / 4.7oz (inc battery)
Check best price: USA / UK
Announced: January 2007
The Optio M30 is the successor to the M20 featuring the same 7 Megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom. New to the M30 are face recognition in Portrait mode and increased sensitivities up to 3200 ISO in blur reduction mode. It has shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000, can focus as close as 5cm, offers 11 scene presets and a VGA movie mode which records 640x480 video at 30fps.
 


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