Pentax E30 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Optio E30 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: E30 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $149.95
Street Price: $119.96
Date Available: 2007-02-01
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 6.5 oz (184 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
(94 x 61 x 36 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: 28, 30
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): 36 - 108 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 15 - 60 cm
5.9 - 23.6 in
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (wide) / f/4.8 (tele) - ??? 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.4
LCD Resolution: 110,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD:  
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (80 - 320), 80, 160, 320, 400
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: Multi-segment 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: program, night scene, movie, voice recording, landscape, flower, portrait, surf & snow, sport, pet, food, frame composite, self-portrait, fireworks, sunset 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto flash, flash on, flash off, redeye reduction 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Approx 4.4 m (wide) / 2.5 m (tele), in auto ISO 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB): 11.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 1.1
Other Connection: Camera Dock 
Included Software: Software S-SW62 
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 2 x AA alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
CIPA Rating: 550
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