The Pentax IQZoom 200 makes a little go a long, long way as the world's first zoom compact camera with 200mm telephoto capability. An uncompromising yet user-friendly camera, the IQZoom 200 expands the realms of photographic possibility with a ground-breaking 48mm-200mm zoom lens.
The extraordinary zoom lens of the IQZoom 200 takes you easily from 48mm to 200mm with a superb 4.2-times zoom ratio. The five-point passive autofocus system produces images that are eyelash sharp, even in shots that may "fool" other cameras, like those taken through window glass or an off center subject.
With the Zoom Macro, you can capture a large, detailed image of your subject without making any adjustments from as close as 1.2m (4ft.) at 200mm telephoto to 0.8m (2.6ft.) at 48mm wide-angle. For a different perspective in your photo, simply switch to panorama mode -- even in mid-roll. The IQZoom 200 automatically provides a view of the new panorama area via the viewfinder.
The "Slide-Out" flash comes out to the side of the camera as soon as the power is turned on, ready to act...automatically. It also provides a "red-eye" reduction mode in addition to a number of other flash options. The highly accurate six-segment multi-pattern metering system measures lighting conditions to assure optimum exposure of the subject even in difficult lighting situations. Automatic backlight compensation fires the flash during backlight conditions to properly expose the subject.
The large, easy-to-read LCD instruction panel automatically illuminates to provide you with all the information you need to operate the camera day or night. The "Actual Image" viewfinder employs automatic LCD parallax compensation to display the framing area with superb precision. The adjustable diopter allows the user to adjust the viewfinder image to match his/her eyesight.
The IQZoom 200 features a user-friendly mode dial, so you can turn the power on and off and select the desired mode with a single twist of the dial. The self timer mode allows you time to get into the picture. It releases the shutter ten seconds after pressing.