Pentax E10 Review

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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Pentax Optio E10
Resolution: 6.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
Lens: 3.00x zoom
(35-114mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Extended ISO: 64 - 200
Shutter: 1/1000 - 2 sec
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 3.4 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.
(87 x 60 x 32 mm)
Weight: 6.3 oz (180 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $200
Availability: 02/2006
Manufacturer: Pentax
Full specs: Pentax E10 specifications

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3.00x zoom 1/2.5 inch
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Front side of Pentax E10 digital camera        

The Pentax Optio E10 couples a 1/2.5" six megapixel CCD imager, 3x optical zoom lens and 2.4" LCD display with 110,000 pixels - but no optical viewfinder - in a compact body. The Pentax E10 focuses on ease of use and affordability, with an list price of just $200. On the mode dial, what Pentax is calling "Simple mode" lets the camera control absolutely every variable other than image size and quality, for the ultimate in point-and-shoot simplicity.

Other features include 10MB of built-in storage memory, NTSC / PAL video and USB data connectivity, a built-in flash and a macro mode that allows focusing as close as five centimeters. Power comed courtesy of two AA batteries - either alkaline disposable, or NiMH rechargeable.

The Pentax E10 goes on sale from February 2006.

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