Slimmest PENTAX Dimensions
A fresh approach to the design of the lens unit including the PENTAX Sliding Lens system* helps slenderize the Optio S6 - decreasing the entire lens unit from .9 inch to .7 inch (2mm). (*The Sliding Lens system is a proprietary PENTAX lens system that offsets the central lens groups from the optical lens axis and retracts the lens in two steps in the cylinder for minimized overall body depth.)
Large, Easy-To-View LCD Monitor
The Optio S6 incorporates a large, 2.5 inch LCD monitor with the clarity of 232,000 total pixels. A Beau-Reflective? monitor (low-reflection type) with a built-in backlighting mechanism offers clear viewing even outdoors in sunny weather making it easy to compose shots, playback recorded images for confirmation and select functions with smooth menu navigation.
High Image Quality
Featuring a 1/2.5 inch primary color CCD, the Optio S6 delivers outstanding 6.0 effective megapixel performance. It also boasts an smc PENTAX lens that makes use of PENTAX original coating to achieve minimized ghosting and flare, a high-performance ASIC* that delivers refined image processing, and new improved noise reduction with the power to deliver true-to-life color gradation and rich texture, even at high sensitivities. (*Application Specific Integrated Circuit.)
Mode Palette Displays Icons Simultaneously
An innovative, translucent Mode palette displays multiple mode icons for shooting and playback on the LCD monitor to allow users to select from the diverse range of 15 shooting mode icons and 14 playback icons while viewing the image on the screen.
Stylish, Quality Design
Featuring the fine, subtle spindle treatment of the Optio S series camera, the aluminum alloy exterior of the Optio S6 features a plated grip and lustrous accents around the lens area for overall elegance. For convenience, all connectors and battery compartment are grouped on one side to minimize protrusions and maintain the clean, attractive lines. Stylish and slim, the Optio S6 is equally ideal for travel, leisure, snapshots and business use.
Movie Anti-Shake Function For High-Quality Action
Offering movie shooting with 640x480 recording pixels at a swift rate of 30fps (frames per second), the Optio S6 delivers smooth movies with camcorder quality. The Optio S6 also offers the advantage of DivX MPEG-4* image compression that makes it possible to shoot movies of a longer duration, while a useful movie Anti-shake** function makes results noticeably more stable. (* Movie playback is not supported by Macintosh. ** Selection of the movie anti-shake function results in an angle of view narrower than that experienced in normal shooting. )
For subjects on the go, the Optio S6 features Tracking AF to follow subjects that move around the frame and still maintain precise focusing for pin-sharp results. This mode is automatically activated upon selection of Sport and Pet modes. Tracking AF continually detects both horizontal and vertical movement of the main subject to ensure sharp focus at the desired moment. Confirmation of the focus area can be done on the focus frame on the LCD monitor.