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Model Name: Pentax Optio P70 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: P70
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $199.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 4.4 oz (125 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.9 in.
(97 x 54 x 22 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 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: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 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),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
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: 1280x720 (15)
640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (30/15)
Movie File Format: AVI (DivX MPEG-4)
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: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.6 (W) to f/5.8 (T)
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to approx. 6.3X
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection;9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
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): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; 3200-6400 available in Digital SR mode, 5MP
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL Multi-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Auto Picture (Standard, Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Sport, Flower, Candlelight), Program, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Half Length Portrait (3M), Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR (5M), Kids, Pet, Food, Fireworks, Frame Composite...
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: On, Off, Auto, Red-eye, Soft flash
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.2 - 4.6m, Tele: 0.5 - 2.1m (ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (DivX MPEG-4)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC-Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 0
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW87
OS Compatibility: TBA
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Pixel Track SR, High-Sensitivity SR, Movie SR modes. Available colors: Silver, White, Red.

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