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Model Name: Pentax Optio Z10 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: Z10
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $249.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2007-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.1 oz (145 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.0 in.
(94 x 58 x 25 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 8.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.76 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: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 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)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (30/15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPG)
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: Pentax zoom lens ( 12 elements in 9 groups)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 266 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.4 (tele) - f/???
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 8 - 50 cm
3.1 - 19.7 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5.1x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection; 9 point autofocus, Spot Autofocus, Auto Tracking Autofocus, Face Priority Autofo
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): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; 3200 available in Digital SR mode
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1440
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL metering with choice of: Multi-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Auto Picture (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Normal), Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Natural Skin Tone, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Frame Composite (3M), Digital Wide Angle (5M)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: On, Off, Auto, Redeye, Soft flash
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: (Auto ISO): Approx 17.7 feet (Wide), 13.1 feet (Tele)
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 (Motion JPG)
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: Yes
Remote Control Type: Infra-red wireless
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.050
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 3
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 2.410
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 0.490
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.722
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.463
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.768
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.660
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.151
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.489
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.500
Shutdown Time: 0.100
Play -> Record Time: 0.800
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.000
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 1,434.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI72
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI72 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 180
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Pentax Software S-SW70 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Face Detection, Digital Shake Reduction (ISO boost function), Green button for easy mode, or for function menu, High speed continuous mode captures four images at 3 fps at 3-megapixels.

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