Pentax W20 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Optio W20 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: W20 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price:  
Street Price: $239.26
Date Available:  
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 5.3 oz (150 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.2 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(107 x 55 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: 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)
Continuous-mode frames/second:  
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 15
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.41
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 7.00 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 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: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 60 cm
0.4 - 23.6 in
Aperture Range: f/3.3 (wide) / f/4.0 (tele) - ??? 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 115,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD:  
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600* (Blur Reduction / Report modes only)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual 
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL multi-segment w/ face recognition AE 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Program, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Night scene, Surf & snow, Self-portrait, Food, Museum, Sport, Underwater, Underwater movie, Pet, Soft, Natural skin tone, Fireworks, Kids, Report, Text, Frame 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Auto + Red-eye reduction, Flash-on + Red-eye reduction, Soft flash 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Wide: 0.98 ft - 16.4 ft (0.3m - 5m); 1.64 ft - 13.2 ft (0.5m - 4m) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB): 21.9
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: MOV (QuickTime MotionJPEG) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Software S-SW58 (CD ROM) with ACDSee for PENTAX  
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI8 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI8 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
Notes & Features: Rated as JIS Class 8 waterproof to 1.5 meters, and JIS Class 5 dustproof. 

 


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