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Product Features

* General: Product Type - Digital camera - compact / Width - 9.1 cm / Depth - 2.4 cm / Height - 5.7 cm / Weight - 130 g / Body Material - Aluminium alloy
* Main Features: Resolution - 12.0 Megapixel / Colour Support - Colour / Optical Sensor Type - CCD / Total Pixels - 12,400,000 pixels / Effective Sensor Resolution - 12,000,000 pixels / Optical Sensor Size - 1/1.7" / Light Sensitivity - ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50, ISO 1600, ISO auto (50-800), ISO 3200 (5Mpix) / Digital Zoom - 6 x / Shooting Modes - Picture by picture film mode / Shooting Programs - Landscape, portrait mode, text, surf & snow, PET, food, flower...
* Image Stabiliser - Optical (CCD-shift mechanism) / Max Shutter Speed - 1/2000 sec / Min Shutter Speed - 4 secs / Exposure Metering - Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot / Exposure Modes - Programme, automatic, manual, shutter-priority / Exposure Compensation - ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps / White Balance - Custom, automatic, presets / White Balance Presets - Fluorescent, tungsten light, daylight, shade
* Digital Video Format - MPEG-4, AVI, DivX
* Still Image Format - JPEG

* 12 effective megapixels for higher image quality and enhance performance
* three types of anti shake reduction to suit any photography situation
* 3 x Optical Zoom and 6 x Digital Zoom
* face recognition AF&AE function
* New Dynamic Range adjustment function to prevent white-outs and black-outs
* Bright and easy to view 2.5" LCD monitor
* Video recording function at 30fps enabling high quality recording
* Shutter priority AE and Manual exposure mode options available
* Intelligent Zoom maintains the image quality
* Auto picture mode that automatically determines the best mode for the shooting conditions

Technical Details

CCD
12.4 Megapixel total
12.0 Megapixel effective
1/1.7 Interline Transfer CCD with primary colour filter
Resolution: 12 MP (4,000 x 3,000), 10 MP (3,648 x 2,736), 7 MP (3,072 x 2,304), 5MP (2,592 x 1,944), 3 MP (2,048 x 1,536), 1,024 x 768, 640 x 480
Sensitivity: automatic, manual selectable (ISO64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,600, 3,200)
Lens
7.9 23.7mm / 2.8 ~ 5.4 (37 111mm in 35mm format),7 elements in 5 groups (2 double-sided and 1 single-sided aspherical lens elements)
3X optical zoom, 6X digital zoom
Monitor
Low-reflection 2.5 TFT Monitor with backlighting, 160° viewing angle, 100% field of view, approx. 232,000 pixels
Image viewing after recording:single image with histogramme, 8x magnification 9 image thumbnail view, slide show, image rotation
Image Formats
Photo: JPEG (Exif 2.2), DCF, DPOF
Video: AVI (MPEG-4, DivX-Format), with sound
Sound: WAV (PCM, mono)
Memory
SD card
SDHC card
Approx. 21 MB internal memory
Focus
5-point TTL Contrast Detection System with AF assist light, focus tracking with appropriate Picture Modes, Spot AF, manual and pan focus
Photo: Normal: 0.35m ?acro: 0.12 0.4m (wide angle)
Supermacro: 0.06 0.15m (wide angle)
Metering
TTL metering switchable between multi-field, centre-weighted or spot metering
Programme controlled electronic shutter Shutter speeds: approx. 1/2000 4sec.
Recording function: Video, Sound, digital Shake Reduction, Auto Pic Mode, Programmed automatic, Shutter Priority, Manual, Nightscene, Landscape, Flowers, Natural Skin Tone, Portrait, Kids, Sport, Surf & Snow, Food, Pets, Jewellery
Exposure correction: ±2 EV (1/3 steps)
Flash
Built-in flash with automatic operation in poor lighting
Manual Flash-on and Flash-off modes, Soft flash
Preflash for reduction of the Red-Eye effect
Flash range (at ISO Auto)
Wide-angle: approx. 0.06 7.1m
Tele: approx. 0.35 3.5m
Video**
Resolution: 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Editing Function: save as photo, individual sequence or multiple scenes spliced together
Videos are MPEG-4 compatible and recorded in the memory saving DivX format so that longer videos can be recorded in higher quality
Movie Shake Reduction for blur-free video
Frame rate: input signal at 25fps recorded at 30fps.
Power requirements
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery, D-LI68
Battery capacity: approx. 240 images*,approx. 250 minutes in playback
AC mains adapter (optionally available)
Interface
AV (compatible with NTSC and PAL)
USB 2.0 high-speed connection
AC mains connection
Drive modes
Single shot, continuous, Video and Sound, Self Timer release (2 or 10sec.), IR Remote Control (0 or 3sec. release delay)
White balance
Automatic or manual, Daylight, Tungsten, Shade, Neon
Special Functions
World time for 75 cities, 28 time zones
Menu languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French,German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish,Swedish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai
Shake Reduction for blur-free images with longer shutter speeds and focal lengths
Date imprint for on-screen presentations
Dynamic Range Adjustment for more accurate representation relative brightness
Operation speeds
Switch on to ready: 1.8sec
Shutter delay: 0.01sec.
Print Functions
PictBridge compatible for single image print, all image print and DPOF print, PRINT Image Matching III
System requirements
PC: Windows 2000 and XP Home Edition/Professional(compatible with Windows Vista)
CPU: Pentium III 500MHz or newer
RAM: minimum 128 MB
Available hard drive capacity: minimum 50 MB
Mac: OS 9.2 (with latest Version CarbonLib) or higher with QuickTime 6.0
CPU: POWER Macintosh Processor with minimum 266 MHz
RAM: minimum 8 MB, available hard drive capacity minimum 6 MB
Software
ACDSee for PENTAX, with image data bank,Stitcher and image editing programme Digital compact cameras
* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA compliant testing. Actual performance may vary according to operating conditions. Tests conducted using the monitor and flash for 50% of shots.
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