Pentax M30 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Optio M30 
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Device Forum URL:  
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: M30 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price:  
Street Price: $188.99
Date Available: 2007-03-31
Tripod Mount:  
Weight: 4.8 oz (136 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.8 x 2.2 x 0.7 in.
(97 x 56 x 18 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second:  
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 15
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.38
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 7.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Manual Focus:  
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 100 cm
2.0 - 39.4 in
Aperture Range: f/3.1 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ??? 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 115,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (64 - 1600), Manual (details unknown), 3200* (Digital SR mode only)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual 
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL Multi-segment 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Frame Composite (3MP) 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, on, off, redeye reduction, soft flash 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: 18.0ft (at wide), 9.2ft (at telephoto) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB): 21.9
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: MOV (QuickTime MotionJPEG) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC Input 
Included Software: Software S-SW63 
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI63 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x D-LI63 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
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