Pentax A30 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Pentax Cameras i Preview
Links
Model Name: Pentax Optio A30 
Check Prices: Check Now!
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL:  
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: A30
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $349.95
Street Price: $234.99
Date Available: 2007-03-31
Tripod Mount: No
Weight: 5.3 oz (150 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.5 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.
(89 x 58 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 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: n/a
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 10.37
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 10.00
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5.4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 35 cm to Infinity
13.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 6 - 40 cm
2.4 - 15.7 in
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) - f/5.4 (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: 232,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (blur reduction mode)
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 metering: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Night Scene, Landscape, Portrait, Flower, Kids, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Sport, Pet, Text, Food, Frame Composite
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: On, Off, Auto, Redeye, Soft Flash
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.20 - 23 ft (0.06 � 7.1 m); Tele: Approx. 1.15 � 11 ft (0.35 � 3.5 m)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB): 22.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (MPEG-4 DivX)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC input
Included Software: Software (S-SW66)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI8
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI8 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 150
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Enhanced Shake Reduction technology includes SR, Digital SR, and Movie SR. ISO 3,200 available in Digital SR Mode at 5MP.

Pentax A30

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Pentax A30

Print the specs page for the Pentax Optio A30 digital camera reviewPrint this Page

Follow Imaging Resource

Purchase memory card for Pentax Optio A30 digital camera
Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate