Unveiled in a press release from the company's Pentax Imaging Co. division, the Pentax Optio E10 couples a 1/2.5" six megapixel CCD imager, 3x optical zoom lens and Secure Digital card slot in a compact body. The Optio E10 focuses on ease of use and affordability, with an expected pricetag of just $200 when the camera goes on sale this February. Other features include 10MB of built-in storage memory, NTSC / PAL video and USB data connectivity, a built-in flash and a macro mode that allows focusing as close as five centimeters. More details can be found in the Fact Sheet document below, which is followed by full specifications and a product photo courtesy of Pentax. The official press release can be found in a separate news item covering the launch of the company's Optio A10 model.
PENTAX Optio E10 FACT SHEET
Mode Dial For Straightforward Mode Selection
The Optio E10 Mode dial, located on the top of the body, allows quick, clear-cut selection of the cameras eight versatile modes — six still-image shooting modes, a movie mode, and a setup mode.
Simple Mode For Beginners
A Simple mode takes the guesswork out of taking pictures for first-time digital photographers. Turning the Mode dial to Simple mode automatically sets all still-image photo settings except for Size and Quality.
6.0 Effective Megapixels Provide Outstanding Image Quality
Enjoy the top-quality photography of the Optio E10 delivered from its 1/2.5 inch CCD with 6.36 total megapixels. In addition to the high definition of 6.0 effective megapixels, the primary-color filter produces more natural, vivid colors while the 12-bit A/D converter evenly reproduces all tones from dark to light.
3X optical and up to approx. 12X total zoom magnification
The Optio E10 comes with a 3X optical zoom lens equivalent to a 34-102mm lens in 35mm format. When the optical zoom is paired with the digital zoom function (1X to approx. 4X), the camera can attain up to approximately 12X effective zoom magnification.
Large, 2.4 Inch LCD monitor
The Optio E10 manages to fit in a large, 2.4 inch LCD monitor despite its compact body dimensions. Not only does the monitor’s size make it easier to compose and play back images, it also permits easier operation and setup thanks to its larger, easier-to-read menu display.
AA Battery Compatible
The camera can be powered with widely available AA batteries (perfect for travel).
- Supports SD memory cards; approximately 10MB of built-in memory
- AV output terminal for playback on televisions (supports both NTSC and PAL)
- Built-in auto flash with red-eye reduction*
- Macro mode allows close-up photography as near as 5 cm at full wide-angle setting
- USB mass storage class compliant
- ACDSee for PENTAX image viewer/image management software
- DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matching III compatible
- PictBridge compatible
* This mode may not eliminate “red eye” in all instances.
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|Pentax Optio E10|
|Dimensions||3.4 x 2.4 x 1.3"|
87.0 x 60.0 x 32.0mm
|Sensor Type||1/2.5 CCD|
6.36 megapixels (total)
6.00 megapixels (effective)
|Image Dimensions||2816 x 2112 (5.9 megapixels)|
2272 x 1704 (3.9 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
|Image Quality||3 levels|
|Image Preview / Review|
|LCD||2.4", 110 pixels|
|Playback Zoom||4.0x max|
|Lens Type||Pentax Power Zoom|
3x optical zoom
|Focal Length||5.5 - 16.5mm (actual)|
35 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
|Aperture Range||f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.8 (tele)|
|Focusing Range||Normal: 20" - infinity (50 cm - infinity)|
Macro: 2.0" - 20" (5 cm - 50 cm)
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 64, 100, 200|
|Shutter Speed||2 - 1/1000 second|
|Metering Modes||Center, spot|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments|
|White Balance||Image Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent|
|Internal Flash||Modes: Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Red-eye reduction|
|Scene Modes||Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Sport|
|Self Timer||Yes, 10 seconds|
|Movie Format||AVI (Motion JPEG) with audio|
Max. frame-rate: 20 frames per second
|File System||Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)|
|File Format||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)|
|Video||Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable|
|Battery Type||Alkaline or NiMH|
|Battery Form Factor||2 x AA|
|Battery / Charger||Alkaline battery|
|Flash Memory||10.0MB Internal|
|Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant||Yes|
|Operating System Compatibility||Windows, Mac OS|