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Pentax Optio230


Model Name:

Pentax Optio230 
Model Number: 230 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $392.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2002-03-01
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 8.1 oz (230 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.1 x 2.5 x 1.7 in.
(104 x 64 x 42 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1600x1210, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 2.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2.5x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect TTL 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
16.3 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 50 cm
4.1 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.6
Aperture Range Description: f/2.6 (wide) / f/5.0 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Actual-Image Zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.6
LCD Resolution:  
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 4.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200
ISO Rating Max: 200
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1500 
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: Yes 
Self Timer: 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description:  
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG) 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility: Win 98, 98SE, 2000, ME, XP; MacOS 8.6+ 
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: 30.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 30.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: AA, CR-V3 
Usable Battery Types: Alk. or Lith. disposable, NiMH or LiIon recharge. 
Batteries Included:  
Battery Charger Included:  
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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