Pentax E10 Review
|Full model name:||Pentax Optio E10|
|Sensor size:||1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
|Extended ISO:||64 - 200|
|Shutter:||1/1000 - 2 seconds|
3.4 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.
(87 x 60 x 32 mm)
|Full specs:||Pentax E10 specifications|
The Pentax Optio E10 couples a 1/2.5" six megapixel CCD imager, 3x optical zoom lens and 2.4" LCD display with 110,000 pixels - but no optical viewfinder - in a compact body. The Pentax E10 focuses on ease of use and affordability, with an list price of just $200. On the mode dial, what Pentax is calling "Simple mode" lets the camera control absolutely every variable other than image size and quality, for the ultimate in point-and-shoot simplicity.
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. Power comed courtesy of two AA batteries - either alkaline disposable, or NiMH rechargeable.
The Pentax E10 goes on sale from February 2006.
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.