Pentax Z10 Review
|Full model name:||Pentax Optio Z10|
|Sensor size:||1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
|Extended ISO:||64 - 3200|
|Shutter:||4 - 1/1440|
3.7 x 2.3 x 1.0 in.
(94 x 58 x 25 mm)
|Full specs:||Pentax Z10 specifications|
The Pentax Optio Z10 features a Pentax-branded 7x optical zoom lens, the highest magnification among current Pentax compact digital cameras. Designed with a refraction lens system, the lens never protrudes from the camera while zooming. The Pentax Z10's 7x optical zoom covers a broad range, from a rather tight wide angle 38mm equivalent to a moderate 266mm equivalent telephoto. The lens is coupled with an eight megapixel imager and 2.5" LCD display that has 230,000 pixels. As is common on many digicams these days, this LCD is the sole method of framing images, as the Optio Z10 forgoes any form of optical viewfinder.
Other Optio Z10 features include 15 shooting modes, high speed face recognition for improved portraits, digital Shake Reduction that allows ISO to 3,200 to capture sharper images even in low light settings, a unique Digital Wide function that converts two images into an approximately 28mm equivalent wide angle image, and FotoNation's red-eye compensation function for flash shots.
Power for the Z10 comes from a proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable battery or optional AC adapter, and the camera stores images on SD/SDHC cards or 52.1MB of built-in memory. There's also USB 2.0 High-Speed computer connectivity and NTSC / PAL video out to let you see your photos or movies on a television.
Priced at US$249.95, the Pentax Optio Z10 ships September 2007.
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.