Pentax Optio E40 Digital Camera (8 Megapixel 3x Optical Zoom Digital) - £69.99 Delivered - HotUKDeals
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The PENTAX Optio E40 is an affordable, entry-level compact digital camera featuring Face Recognition technology and Digital Shake Reduction functions. It accepts widely available AA batteries and is designed for simple and intuitive operation so that even beginners can enjoy photography. effortlessly.

Face Recognition AF&AE Function
PENTAX adds Face Recognition AF & AE technology to the Optio E40 to automatically detect and focus on faces, regardless of where the people appear in the photo frame. In addition, optimal exposure settings are set automatically so that the areas with faces are not darkened even if there is backlighting.

8.1 Effective Megapixels
Despite being an entry-level camera, the Optio E40 delivers high-resolution photos that look sharp even at large magnifications thanks to its 8.1 effective megapixels, which precisely captures images down to the finest detail.

Digital SR (Shake Reduction)
A mode that reduces camera shake and blurring when photographing still images. The sensitivity is adjusted automatically, to as high as ISO1000, to match the brightness of the subjects. This enables photography with faster shutter speeds, and images with less blurring can be obtained.

Auto Picture Mode
The Auto Picture mode lets the camera automatically determine the shooting conditions for Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, and Normal mode and choose the optimum settings for each subject. This PENTAX original function makes photography a lot easier for users since it eliminates the necessity of a number of individual settings.

Green Mode For Automated Setup
The Optio E40 comes with the Green mode to automate camera setup when shooting still images and allow digital-camera beginners to enjoy effortless photography. A single button press automatically sets the exposure, sensitivity, white balance, and other parameters according to the shooting conditions. This function is useful when asking someone else to take your picture or when you lose track of camera settings.

3X Optical Zoom And 4X Digital Zoom
The Optio E40 features a 3X optical zoom lens with a focal range covering angles of view equivalent to those of a 37.5-112.5mm lens in 35mm format, which is ideal for a broad spectrum of subjects from landscapes to travel photography to portraits. Combined with 4X digital zoom, the Optio E40 achieves a total of about 12X zoom capability.

* Recording movie size is up to 640 x 480 pixels with image quality of rivaling camcorders
* Large, high-resolution 2.4 inch LCD monitor with approximately 110,000 pixels provides an easy-to-view display
* Calendar Display function allows easier image retrieval based on the capture date
* More convenient to carry thanks to the slim design, which features a lens design that fully retracts when the camera is off
* Continuous shooting mode can record up to 16 consecutive images (640 x 480 pixels per image) in a 2-second burst
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#1
I have the previous model to this from ebuyer, approx 6 mths ago similar price.

Really good as a pocket snapshot camera - flahs not great at distance indoors or outdoors at night, but expected TBH.
outdoor/daylight shots are great - macro mode is fantastic.
Anti-shake is good and video good with VGA resolution.

If same as mine (looks the same body) runs on AA and SD cards.
#2
Thanks for the info jonmac73.

Here's a review of the camera: http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2007/10/12/Pentax-Optio-E40/p1
#3
Quite tempting...

Here's another review for anyone interested:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2007_reviews/optio_e40.html
#4
Voted cold as I think the title mis leads - 8.1 effective megapixels - what is the real value? Bit like PMPO vs RMS in speakers, peak vs continuous ouput on PSUs, etc...
#5
jnm21
Voted cold as I think the title mis leads - 8.1 effective megapixels


"Effective pixels", also known as "recorded pixels", gives the true count of the number of pixels that are actually used for capturing an image - and this is the number you should look for.

Above taken from here:

http://www.futureshop.ca/learnmore/AskTheExpert/en/computers_effective_pixels.asp?logon=&langid=EN&dept=0&test_&test%5Fcookie=1&test%5Fcookie=1

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