From the Manufacturer
Optio W30 Highlights
Enhanced waterproof function With an enhanced design, the Optio W30 waterproof performance capacity has more than doubled and now allows photographers to capture images underwater up to 10 feet for 2 hours. Improved construction of the camera incorporates metal front and back covers for added durability. Protective glass on the lens is treated with a Super Protect (SP) coating, developed exclusively by Pentax for superior water repellency. In addition to a JIS Class 8 waterproof standard, the Optio W30 features JIS Class 5 dustproof standard that protects the camera even more in outdoor settings.
3x optical zoom lens and 7.1 megapixels deliver outstanding pictures The Optio W30 includes a 3x optical zoom lens that covers focal lengths from 6.3 to 18.9 mm (equivalent to 38 to 114 mm for 35mm film) and features a refraction lens system so the lens never protrudes from the camera while zooming. By harnessing the full power of the 7.1 effective megapixels, the Optio W30 produces extremely high-quality prints with crisp detail even when the photo is greatly enlarged.
Bright, new LCD monitor is easy-to-view The Optio W30 is equipped with a high-intensity 2.5-inch LCD monitor with an LCD Bright mode that adjusts the brightness of the screen, making it easy-to-view even outdoors in strong sunlight. An Anti-Reflection (AR) coating on the monitor helps make the screen even more visible outdoors.
Face Recognition AF and AE mode The Optio W30 is equipped with a "Face Recognition AF and AE" function* that automatically detects and focuses on faces, regardless of where the people appear in the photo frame. In addition, optimal exposure settings are automatically conducted so that the areas with faces are not darkened even if there is backlighting.
*Available when the shooting mode is "Portrait" and the camera is directed at people from the front.
Digital Shake Reduction (SR) The Digital SR mode helps reduce camera shake and subject blur in still photography by adjusting sensitivity automatically to as high as the sensitivity of ISO 3200, to match the brightness of the subject. This enables photography with fast shutter speeds.
High-quality movies with Shake Reduction function The Optio W30 captures smooth, high-quality movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is comparable to movies taken with a camcorder. The Optio W30 also features Movie SR mode*, which automatically corrects camera shake, and an Interval Shooting mode that records images during each specified time interval as a movie for more creative options.
*Using the "Movie SR" function results in a narrower field of view than that during normal video recording.
Macro photography The Optio W30 can focus on objects at just under half an inch away for stunning close-up photography of subjects such as flowers, insects, or jewelry.
Auto Picture mode automatically determines best settings for shooting conditions The Auto Picture mode helps the Optio W30 automatically determine the best shooting conditions for Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, and Program modes and choose the optimum settings for each subject. This Pentax original function makes photography a breeze for beginners since it eliminates the necessity of making a number of individual settings.
- New auto-lock mechanism automatically locks the battery cover when closed.
- Auto-tracking AF continuously focuses on a moving subject
- Compatible with new SDHC memory cards, in addition to conventional SD memory cards
- mode Palette provides quick access to 25 shooting modes and 15 playback modes
- Image Recovery function lets you retrieve accidentally erased pictures
- Soft flash function avoids overexposure during close-up flash photography
- Digital zooming provides up to 4x magnification
- Digital Filter function that lets you enjoy editing photographed images
- FotoNations red-eye correction function for correcting red eye after shooting, which occurs easily when photographing with flash
- Approximately 21.9 MB of built-in memory
- Includes the ACDSee for Pentax image viewer/image management software
- Supports PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matching III