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Pentax Optio S4i 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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  • 4-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11-by-14-inch enlargements
  • Pentax 3x optical zoom combines with a 4x digital zoom for a 12x combined zoom
  • 7 picture modes; 1.8-inch color LCD display; movie mode with sound
  • Store images in 12 MB internal memory or on optional Secure Digital memory cards (memory card not included)
  • Powered by lithium-ion rechargeable battery (included with charger)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Pentax
  • Model: Optio
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 4 MP
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
  • Display Size: 1.8 inches
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0001FFMCU
  • Item model number: Optio
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,618 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 2, 2004

Product Description

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With a hefty 1.8 inch LCD monitor, the tiny Pentax Optio S4i 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom gives you a bigger, brighter view of the world. Now you can enjoy larger LCD viewing, simplified compositions, and easier focusing. And despite its small size, the Optio S4i is packed with impressive features.

For starters, the power of 4.0 megapixels is revealed in the astonishing image detail of your shots. The Optio S4i also features a primary color filter and advanced imaging technologies, which highlight brighter, more natural colors and significantly enhance general image quality. A 3x optical zoom, with all five groups of six elements crafted entirely from glass, with two lenses crafted to be aspherical on each side, come from the world famous Pentax series of lenses -- a lineup renowned throughout the world for sheer imaging excellence. The optical zoom can also be augmented with the 4x digital zoom, which takes the camera's total zoom capability to an impressive 12x. And with a 1.8 inch LCD monitor that offers a 100 percent field of view, you can compose the exact shot that you want. It's also exceptionally useful for viewing recorded shots on the spot. And with 21 shooting modes to choose from, you'll never have to worry about the details of correct exposure, shutter speed, or other settings. Whether your shooting a wedding inside a 200 year old cathedral, or a Caribbean sunrise, the Optio S4i will do all the thinking for you.

With a light, but sturdy, aluminum alloy casing, and measuring a mere 3.3 x 2.0 x 0.8 inches (W x H x D), the Optio S4i can be taken wherever your travels demand. Included with the camera is a compact, lightweight recharge unit that will get your lithium-ion batteries up and running again in no time. Also included is 10 MB of built-in memory to give you plenty of room to store your photos. But if that's not enough, you can increase the memory with an SD memory card.

Compact and easy to use, the Optio S4i is perfect for the beginning photographer, or for anyone who simply wants the ease of point-and-shoot convenience without sacrificing quality.

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Customer Reviews

This is a very small camera with no protrusions so that it is easily carried in a pocket or…Two of my friends have this model and have taken hundreds of excellent photos. Read more ›
I think this is total b.s. and I'm fighting with them now over this. Sure, this camera takes great pictures, but that's no good to you if it breaks while on vacation. I did… Read more ›
if you want professional grade images you need an 8 megapixel Canon, if you want a portable camera, this one produces prosumer grade results comprable to the ELPH but with… Read more ›
When I opened my camera the software was already opened so I'm sure I'll…I would go the the S400 or better for brighter and sharper pictures without the fuss and software. Read more ›
I recently moved to all digital in my SLRs, which…I get awesome picture quality, superb tools for post processing, and no longer really have to hassle with developing film. Read more ›
But if you want a good quality camera for taking snapshots, movies, recording audio (sounds good too), and something you can wear around your neck or make disappear in your… Read more ›
I bought this camera to take on vacation to New Zealand. Its very easy to use. Having never used many cameras before, I was able to figure out my way around this camera,… Read more ›
** My wife wanted a purseable camera. She wanted a Large screen and for it to be easy to use for good photos. I wanted it to take good pictures, have a real Macro mode… Read more ›
I wanted it to take good pictures, have a real Macro mode (around 2 inches), remote (a…This Pentax Optio S4i does all this and more and it is incrediably easy to operate. Read more ›
Incredibly small…Seems to get warm after being on for a few minutes, no longer fits in an Altoids tin (because of the camera strap), buttons could be bigger/easier to use. Read more ›
The Kodak is considerably better ergonomically because it's bigger and fits in my hand better, has a more powerful flash, shows less barrel distortion, offers many more… Read more ›
The battery life was quite good. I was able to take a couple hundred pictures with flash and display on before having to recharge. Read more ›
I haven't found a good case for it yet. 3) The battery charge is easy to use, just plug the camera in; you can also charge the battery seperately. But it takes a while to… Read more ›
You'll pay a little premium on…If you are looking for portability, without lacking functionalities (optical zoom, 4 megapixels, good battery life) this is the way to go. Read more ›
I wish I could contact "A customer from…I put in a fully charged battery, turned on the camera, took a couple of Pix, just to try it out and turned it off. Came… Read more ›
"Stupid" Modes: Normally I'm…My faves so far: 3D mode, food mode (works well!), text mode and digital filter mode (I like taking a picture of myself as someone skinny!). Read more ›
The Optio will fit in a tin of Altoids. Second I wanted a good lens, optical and digital zoom, and simple menu navigation. Check, check, check. Read more ›
The Kodak is considerably better ergonomically because it's bigger and fits in my hand better, has a more powerful flash, shows less barrel distortion, offers many more… Read more ›
Suggestion:…You'll pay a little premium on this case but it fits the camera well so that you do not buy a small camera and put it on a huge case (buy a huge camera then!). Read more ›
About the size of an Altoid can - slips into a pocket easily. Tamrac makes a great carrying case which accomidates the camera and a couple of SD cards. The only gripe I… Read more ›
2) No protective case at all, so the LCD is exposed all the time which maybe dangerous. I haven't found a good case for it yet. 3) The battery charge is easy to use, just… Read more ›
The Optio will fit in a tin of Altoids. Second I wanted a good lens, optical and digital zoom, and simple menu navigation. Check, check, check. Read more ›
I was at a charity event, took it out of the…When I pressed the power button, I got 2-3 beeps, a sound like the lens was trying to open, then the camera just powered off. Read more ›
Incredibly small (you just can't prepare yourself for how small it is), great photo quality, extremely easy user interface (didn't need to read the book to figure out the… Read more ›
It has a capable audio recorder mode (which I plan to use…It has a world clock function (though accessing it is a bit of a pain, unless you map it to the quick button). I… Read more ›
Continuous movie mode at 15 frames per second is also very nice. The size is also perfect. About the size of an Altoid can - slips into a pocket easily. Read more ›
The camera was the perfect small size and light weight. We found the hugh manual tiring to read and too many options to operate what is supposed to be a simple pocket camera. Read more ›
I mostly just use it to take day to day pictures,…The camera itself is pretty slick; all metal body, the keys are pretty intuitive, large LCD screen, turn on time is fast. Read more ›
I just got my a week ago and have been played with it a little. For me, I just need a digital camera that's easy to carry around; shots relatively good pictures; easy to use. Read more ›
The Kodak is considerably better ergonomically because it's bigger and fits in my hand better, has a more powerful flash, shows less barrel distortion, offers many more… Read more ›
I wanted it to take good pictures, have a real Macro mode (around 2 inches), remote (a $30 option) + video out (for family portraits), Manual focus, good low light… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

145 of 147 people found the following review helpful By M. Prince on April 7, 2004
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So the deal is, I shoot photography in a professional capacity. I recently moved to all digital in my SLRs, which has resulted in some pretty satisfying results. I get awesome picture quality, superb tools for post processing, and no longer really have to hassle with developing film. But one thing was missing... convenience and portability.
My pro kit bag weighs in at about 17 pounds fully loaded. My camera and lens of choice weighs in at over four pounds just on its own, and it's hardly what I'd call pocketable. So I started searching for an ultra small, ultraslim camera to do the trick.
My search took me to a variety of "influencer" sites including dpreview and others. I read like a madman. I looked at picture quality. I read comments by current users. And I weighed positives against negatives. My choice was narrowed down to the Pentax Optio s4 and I was about to buy, when I found out the new s4i was coming out. It made my choice a lot easier. I'll outline more below.
I placed a preorder on Amazon, and took delivery of one of the first shipping models. I guess that's extreme early adopter for you - the camera wasn't even supposed to be available till April 1, but I had mine in my hands by April 2. I've used it for five days now, and while that's a short time to evaluate something, it's long enough for me to give it a thumbs up. Here's what I like:
Extreme Small Size: This is one of the smallest digicams on the market, but it's ruggedly built with lots of aluminum and metal surfaces.
Large (relative) LCD: a big step up from the s4 is the 1.8" LCD on the s4i. May not seem large, but considering the small size of this camera, it's massive.
Streaming Video: very important feature for me.
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97 of 98 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 2004
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Here are reasons why the Pentax S4i should be considered:

1) SMALL AND LIGHT- Smallest not only by linear dimensions (also is the smallest by cubic inch 'bulk' as well ) and weights only 4.2 oz WITH battery and memory card. All with a large 1.8" screen.

2) AVAILABILITY - It is so easy to carry around that I don't leave it behind in the hotel room (how many times have you left your camera in the hotel room while out dining because it isn't acceptable to carry a full sized camera to dinner or other events...and lost the opportunity to capture pictures?)

3) SHUTTER LAG and SHOT-TO-SHOT SPEED - Unlike other digital cameras...captures the picture as intended. Hardly any shutter lag (0.1 sec). Also important to me is that the time between shots is minimal with the internal buffer.

4) LITHIUM RECHARGABLE BATTERY - Some prefer standard "AA". I do not as the "AA" will allow less than 50 shots compared to the 200 shots I can get on a single charge. Why is that important? I hate to carry multiple spare batteries...and "AAs" are heavier (just as an example...holding four "AAs" alone feels as heavy as the Pentax S4i fully loaded with battery).

5) SECURED DIGITAL MEMORY CARDS - The cards are cheaper in price than Xd or Memory Sticks. My recommendation ... Panasonic brand high speed SD cards...which are known to be quicker than other brands (Panasonic data transfer write speeds of 10mbps ...which is quicker than the high end SanDisk Ultra II speed of 9mbps). [Another thought... 4-megapixel is plenty to obtain beautiful 11x14 prints. Choosing a higher megapixel camera is not necessary as most prints will be made below poster size and all the higher megapixel does is fill up your memory card faster].
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By JMC on June 9, 2004
Fantastic camera. This camera is probably the smallest one in the market today (I consider it smaller than the new slim Sony T1, which is only thinner (just a bit) but much wider). Pentax loaded this small machine with more functionalities that you can even imagine: B&W, sepia, green photos without the need to use a photo editor. Shoot in museums, snow, portrait, landscapes, sun, night, etc, by just selecting the appropriate occasion on the display and the camera will automatically adjust the exposure and speed. Good battery, won't die on you in the middle of the day.
The only cons until now is that it may be too small! Watch out not to leave it on a restaurant table!
Suggestion: Buy the pentax case PTX-L40. You'll pay a little premium on this case but it fits the camera well so that you do not buy a small camera and put it on a huge case (buy a huge camera then!).
If you are looking for portability, without lacking functionalities (optical zoom, 4 megapixels, good battery life) this is the way to go. Buy with confidence, Pentax has been specializing in the camera market for decades!
Hope this helps,
JC
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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful By anthony on April 18, 2004
Everyone has different Camera needs.....
We started with a Nikon 995 (that we have had since it came out).
** My wife wanted a purseable camera. She wanted a Large screen and for it to be easy to use for good photos.
I wanted it to take good pictures, have a real Macro mode (around 2 inches), remote (a $30 option) + video out (for family portraits), Manual focus, good low light focusing, and to be a fast shooter, Tripod Mount and a good battety life.
This Pentax Optio S4i does all this and more and it is incrediably easy to operate. Not just the basics, even the more advanced features. I considered its almost twin the Casio Exilim EX-Z40 (same lens)but worse menus, (Casio has No remote option or video out), but it has a 2 inch sreen instead of 1.8 (both screens are same Resolution though) the casio does have an almost double life battery that so far is not available separtely for eihter camera (the two take the same batteries). Basically the Batteries last about 300 shots, the old around 150 (710ms vs. 1230mA [the battery model #s are D-LI8 and NP-40] Addiitonal and OEM and third party ones are $18 to $40).
If it matters pentax is actually also smaller then casio about 2/3 the size.
Also considered Sony T1, and all Minolta's Dimage X/t/i/g and of course Canon's Elph series. For me they were all lacking a feature or two or three+ (Be it Macro, Tripod mounts, remotes or more).
You can go to reads reviews on dcviews.com (a meta site for news and other review and news sites). As I write this the Casio is reviewed the Pentax has not been.
What could they have added still: 1) (a tiff/raw image mode) 2) An AF Lamp always helps even though this camera focuses 10 times better in low light then my Nikon.
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