Pentax M20 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Optio M20 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: M20
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $200.00
Street Price: $149.73
Date Available: 2006-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.8 oz (165 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.5 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.
(89 x 60 x 25 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 7.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 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)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30.00)
320x240 (15.00)
Movie File Format: MOV (QuickTime MotionJPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: PENTAX power zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.1 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 100 cm
2.0 - 39.4 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point Contrast Detection w/ spot and tracking AF modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 115,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600* (blur reduction mode)
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL multi-segment
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Night scene, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Kids, Pet, Blur Reduction, Food, Frame
Self Timer:  
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 13 ft (4m); Tele: 8.2 ft (2.5m)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MOV (QuickTime MotionJPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 1.1
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC input
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): No
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 0
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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