The Optio 230 is a compact digital camera that delivers sharp, satisfying images with operational ease. It realizes the utmost in clarity with 2.0 effective megapixels and provides superb freedom of composition with its powerful 3X zoom lens. It also offers a wide range of handy shooting modes, including an innovative 3D-image mode for stereoscopic shooting. Features:
Detailed imaging with 2.0 megapixel (effective pixels) CCD.
The 3X power zoom lens of the Optio 230 is equivalent to a 38-114mm lens in 35mm format and provides high-quality, high resolution images while achieving an impressively low level of image distortion for a camera of such small proportions.
Not only is the Optio 230 capable of 3X optical zooming, it also provides 2.5X digital zoom for a combined capacity of 7.5X zoom.
The Optio 230 is amazingly compact and easy to carry, with the following dimensions ?4.0" (103.5mm) width, 2.5" (63.5mm) height, 1.5" (42mm) depth, and it weighs only 6.3 oz (180g).
Operation of the Optio 230 is easy and stress-free. With a simple turn of the well-proportioned dial, the user can easily choose from a range of shooting modes, such as Auto, Full selectable, Night Scene, and Movie, as well as playback modes.
Composition of self portraits is made simple and fun with the Optio 230?s high-resolution, 1.6 inch LCD monitor that swings out through 180?, so that you can see exactly how you appear in the frame while still holding the camera.
A creative 3D-image mode provides stereoscopic photography with included Stereo Viewer.
The Optio 230 offers a wide selection of flash functions including Auto flash, flash-on, flash-off and red-eye reduction modes.
The Optio 230 is compatible with the USB Mass Storage Class. This makes it easy for you to transfer photographic data direct to PCs via the USB cable provided, allowing swift importing into a variety of common applications. (*System requirements: PC running Windows 98/98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP Home edition/Professional or Mac OS 8.6 or higher -- installation of included driver software required).
Movie mode records 30 seconds of video in AVI format.
Multiple image file formats including, JPEG, TIFF and AVI.
Three metering options include Multi-segment, Center-weighted and Spot-metering.
The Optio 230 offers 5-point autofocus. It also has Spot AF, which lets you place greater focal emphasis on your subject and make a subtle reduction in the sharpness of the background.
Macro shooting mode allows you to compose shots at a distance of just 0.33ft (0.1m) from your subject and zoom in or out as you please.
A choice of color, black & white, and sepia modes allow further creative freedom.
The convenient self-timer function features a ten second shutter delay.
For convenience that extends beyond use in your own country, the Optio 230 offers a World Time Function. Capable of displaying the time in 62 cities around the world, it can also record the time of each shot taken without the need for resetting.
The Optio 230 includes the following: 16MB CompactFlash, USB cable, video cable, ACDSee software, Stereo Viewer, neck strap and lithium 3 CR-V3 battery.