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Pentax announces Optio SVi
(Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 06:20 EDT)

Pentax Europe and Japan have both announced a new digital camera model in the last few days, one that will apparently not be coming to the USA.

The Pentax Optio SVi is very closely based on the existing Optio SV model, announced last September, and the only noticeable difference between the two models is a slight redesign of the handgrip. As with the Optio SV, the Optio SVi features a five megapixel CCD imager coupled with a 5x optical zoom lens. Other features include SD card storage and a 1.8" LCD display.

Pentax Optio SVi
Camera Type Compact
Manufacturer Pentax
Model Number SVi
Dimensions 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.1"
91.5 x 56.0 x 28.0mm
Weight 150.0 g
5.2 oz
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.5" CCD
5.36 megapixels (total)
5.00 megapixels (effective)
Filter Type RGBG
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Dimensions 2560 x 1920 (4.9 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
1024 x 768 (0.8 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder Yes, Real image optical zoom
LCD 1.8", 118,000 pixels
Playback Zoom 4.0x max
Lens Type smc Pentax Lens
5x optical zoom
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 5.8 - 29.0mm (actual)
36 - 180mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.7 (tele) - ???
Focusing System TTL contrast detection
Manual Focus possible (0) steps
Focusing Range Normal: 24" - infinity (60 cm - infinity)
Macro: 1.2" - 24" (3 cm - 60 cm)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
Shutter Speed 4 - 1/2000 second
Exposure Modes Aperture, Shutter, Manual
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White Balance Image Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light, Manual, Manual
Internal Flash Modes: Auto, Off, On, Auto + Red-Eye Reduction, On + Red-Eye Reduction
Range: Wide: 0.12 - 4.2m; Tele: 0.6 - 2.5m (ISO 200)
Scene Modes Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Self-Portrait, Sports, Surf & Snow, Autumn Colors, Sunset, Museum, Food, 3D, Panoramic Assist
Digital Zoom 4x
Self Timer Yes, 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse Yes
Movie Format AVI (OpenDML MotionJPEG) with audio
Max. frame-rate: 30 frames per second
Recording Medium SD/MMC
File System Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Video Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable
Other DC In
Battery Type Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Form Factor Proprietary D-LI8
Product Bundle
Battery / Charger Proprietary D-LI8 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery and charger
Flash Memory 32.0MB SD Memory card
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant Yes
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Internal Speaker Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Control Yes
Operating System Compatibility Windows, MacOS

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