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Optio X Digital Camera
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Pentax Optio X Digital Camera

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

The OptioX is a compact digital camera with a unique design that divides the body into two distinct parts. On the left side (from the user) there's the lens, which can be easily revolved over a range of 180 degrees upward and 90 degrees downward according to your compositional demands. On the other side there's a large LCD monitor that can remain stable in the hand regardless of the movement of the lens side. The result? 5.0 effective megapixel clarity, 3X optical zooming and the freedom of above the head or from the hip shooting - all while confirming the composition or focus with confidence on the large, high-performance, 2.0-inch, 210,000-pixel (approx.), low-temperature poly silicon TFT color LCD monitor.

Features and Specifications:

  • Detailed imaging with a 5.0 megapixel CCD
  • Precision and clarity through an all glass smc Pentax 3X optical zoom lens equivalent to 35.6-107mm in 35mm film format, 12X combined zoom
  • Shoot while confirming images, even when composing above the head or shooting from the hip - Revolving the lens side of the camera while keeping the large LCD monitor side in clear and stable view, the Optio X lets you compose shots with confidence while shooting from within a crowd or taking pictures of flowers or a baby, for example.
  • The slimmest of the Optio series - With a width of just .7 inch, the Optio X features the slimmest body of all of the cameras in the Optio series. This is partially due to the unique PENTAX Sliding Lens System that reduces the length required by the lens cylinder by housing the lens in two parts. The innovative design of the Optio X as a whole, which separates the body in two, also plays a role in achieving such a slim design. When the power is turned off, the lens retracts to become totally flush with the surface of the body, making it easy to carry anywhere or slip in and out of a bag or pocket.
  • Generous LCD monitor - Despite its compact and slim design, the Optio X features a large, 2.0 inch high-precision LCD monitor for more confident composition, easier focusing, and convenient image confirmation after shooting. The monitor also makes menu displays much easier to read.
  • Newly developed ASIC delivers enhanced image quality and processing speed - With the incorporation of the newly developed ASIC and a finely tuned image processing algorithm, the Optio X offers optimal image quality. The camera reproduces more natural gradations and more meticulous color compensation. The processing speed of the CPU inside the ASIC is 1.5X faster than conventional PENTAX systems, allowing the Optio X to process a much larger volume of data at a significantly faster speed.
  • High image quality - The smc PENTAX lens is renowned for its excellent performance and assures the user of the ability to bring out the finer details of subjects. The Optio X also features 5.0 effective megapixels to achieve high-precision imaging and incorporates a primary color filter as well as the new ASIC that together assure the user of superior PENTAX quality.
  • Standalone buttons for still shooting, movie shooting and voice recording - Because the Optio X features separate buttons for still shooting, movie shooting and voice recording, users may directly access these modes with just the press of a button. This eliminates the need to display the menu on the monitor and switch easily among the three modes with the press of a button.
  • Still shooting during movie or voice recording - Still image shooting at a desired image size is possible even when shooting a movie or recording audio. The Optio X may also record audio and perform still shooting at the same time, making it exceptionally useful in a wide range of situations.
  • Quick menu - The Quick menu function offers quick access to different functions without the need to call up the menu screen. A simple touch of the stick lever positioned just below the LCD monitor displays the Quick menu, providing access to REC start, Shooting settings clear and Key lock when shooting still images, and to Still image shooting and Key lock when shooting movies.
  • Real-time warnings for washed-out or blacked out areas The Optio X displays washed-out and blacked-out areas by indicating those areas in real time while shooting. This allows the user to know which parts of the image may be under- or overexposed.
  • Key lock - This function locks-in programs when others take control of the Optio X or view stored images. The function locks and deactivates most buttons except the power, zoom lever, center key and shutter release button during still shooting and the power button, stick lever and center key during movie shooting.
  • My Menu - In addition to the conventional three menu items of Shooting, Playback and Detailed settings, the My Menu has been added as the fourth menu. This menu functions as a shortcut for direct access to frequently used functions that have been pre-registered in My Menu. Once functions have been registered in My Menu, they are then displayed as a priority.
  • 16 shooting modes to match different situations - The Optio X is equipped with 16 shooting modes for added user-friendliness. In shooting conditions where exposure and white balance can be tricky, all the user has to do to achieve a desired image is to select the mode that matches the situation at hand. Mode selection is also made easier with the Mode Pallet that displays all the mode icons on the LCD monitor at once. This enables the user to select the most appropriate mode from many in absolute minimal time.
  • PC camera function The Optio X is also equipped with a PC camera function that allows the user to video chat in real time. Using Windows Messenger 5.0 with Windows XP SP1 or later, the user can use and enjoy the Optio X just as they would a videophone.
  • SD memory card compatibility
  • Exclusive Lithium-ion battery compatibility
  • Standard cradle that charges batteries while housed in the camera
  • Standard image viewer, ACDSee for PENTAX software
  • Built-in auto flash
  • Digital zooming up to 4X
  • Super macro mode that allows the user to shoot from as close as 6cm from the subject
  • DPOF function, Exif Print and PRINT Image Matching III compatibility
  • Movie editing function
  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.0 x .7 inches


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