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Pentax Optio S4


Model Name:

Pentax Optio S4 
Model Number: S4 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $549.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2003-10-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional remote controls E & F 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Unknown 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 4.1 oz (115 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 3.3 x 2.0 x 0.8 in.
(83 x 52 x 20 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2304x1728, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 4.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus:  
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
16.3 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 6 - 50 cm
2.4 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 3 x 2 mm
0.1 x 0.1 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.6
Aperture Range Description: f/2.6 (wide) / f/4.8 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: None 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Actual-Image Zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 72%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 1.6
LCD Resolution: 84,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 4.00
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200
ISO Rating Max: 200
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light, Manual 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted & Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash-Off, Flash-On, Auto + red-eye reduction, Flash-On + red-eye reduction 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: Unknown 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types: SD / MMC 
Memory Included (MB): 11.0
Uncompressed Format: None 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) 
Movie File Format: AVI (Open DML MotionJPEG) 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Unknown 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 60.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 60.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI8 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: Proprietary D-LI8 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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