Pentax E30 Review
|Full model name:||Pentax Optio E30|
|Sensor size:||1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
|Extended ISO:||80 - 400|
|Shutter:||1/2000 - 4 seconds|
3.7 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
(94 x 61 x 36 mm)
|Full specs:||Pentax E30 specifications|
The Pentax Optio E30 is an entry-level point and shoot camera following in the footsteps of the Optio E10 announced one year earlier. The Pentax E30 couples a 1/2.5" seven 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 Optio E30 focuses on ease of use and affordability, with a list price of just $150. A "Green mode" button on the camera's rear lets the Pentax Optio E30 control absolutely every variable other than image size and quality, for the ultimate in point-and-shoot simplicity.
Other Optio E30 features include 11MB 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 fifteen centimeters. Power comes courtesy of two AA batteries - either alkaline disposable (included in the product bundle), or NiMH rechargeable.
The Pentax Optio E30 goes on sale from February 2007.
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.