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Ultra-slim and stylish in design, this latest Pentax compact digital camera makes it easy to capture and to view images. Three innovative features on the Optio V20 help users optimize portrait photographs. A Face Recognition function automatically detects and focuses on faces, then sets the optimum exposure. Smile Capture detects the key facial expression of happy people and releases the shutter automatically. Blink Detection reports to the user whether any subjects closed their eyes in an image, so that the shot may be recaptured if necessary. Additional features include Auto-tracking AF for continuously focusing on a moving subject, 52MB of built-in memory, and an Auto-Macro mode that allows close-up photography as near as 4 inches (10 cm) without changing the normal focusing mode.
Pentax Optio V20 Highlights
Optical 5x zoom lens The Optio V20 is equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens with an angle of view equivalent to a 36mm -180mm lens in 35mm format that allows users to zoom in on subjects. Combined with the digital zoom function (approx. 1x to 5.1x), the camera offers photography with a maximum zoom of 25.5x.
Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor The Optio V20 features a high resolution, 3.0 inch LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots that enables images and text to be displayed largely and clearly. The LCD monitor has a wide viewing angle of 170 degrees from all directions, making it easy to confirm images even when viewing the screen from any angle. The LCD also features an Anti-Reflection coating that reduces reflections. With this coating, the monitor is even more easily viewable outdoors.
8.0-megapixel resolution With a high resolution of approximately 8.0 effective megapixels and a high-performance Pentax lens, the Optio V20 offers high quality images even when pictures are enlarged.
Face Recognition AF & AE , Smile Capture, And Blink Detection for portraits The Optio V20 is equipped with the Face Recognition Auto focus and Auto Exposure function to automatically detect and focus on faces and set the optimum exposure. In addition, the Optio V20 is equipped with a Smile Capture function that recognizes smiles and releases the shutter automatically. A Blink Detection function tells users whether subjects blink during image capture, so the image may be recaptured.
Digital Shake Reduction mode The Digital Shake Reduction mode reduces camera shake and blur of subjects when photographing still images. The sensitivity can adjust automatically to the ultra-high sensitivity of ISO 6400 to match the brightness of the subjects. This enables photography with fast shutter speeds and images with less blur.
Evolved Auto Picture mode Unique to Pentax, the Auto Picture mode automatically determines shooting conditions and chooses optimal settings for Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Normal, Flower and Sports mode.
- Movie recording function with shake reduction enabling high image quality rivaling camcorders
- Mode palette provides quick access to 16 shooting conditions and 15 playback modes
- Panorama mode for composing photographs into 1 panoramic picture
- Auto-Macro allows for close-up photography as near as 4 inches (10cm) without changing the normal focusing mode
- Auto-tracking AF continuously focusing on a moving subject
- Date imprint function for easy image categorizing
- Approximately 52 MB of built-in memory
- FotoNations red-eye compensation function for flash shots
- Includes the ACDSee for Pentax 3.0 image viewer/image management software that supports Windows Vista
- Support PictBridge, DPOF functions, EXIF Print, and PRINT Image Matching III
With a 5x zoom lens, 8.0-Megapixels, and a generous 3.0" LCD monitor, the ultra-slim and stylish Pentax Optio V20 makes it easy to capture and to view images. Face Recognition automatically detects and focuses on faces, then sets the optimum exposure. Smile Capture detects smiles and releases the shutter automatically, while Blink Detection reports whether any subjects closed their eyes in an image, so that the shot may be recaptured if necessary. 1/2.35 interline transfer CCD Sensor with primary color filter Evolved Face Recognition includes Smile Capture mode to automatically capture smiling faces Digital Shake Reduction automatically selects higher ISO, up to 6400, for blur free images Panorama mode automatically stitches a series of three images into one wide scene ISO Sensitivity - Auto and Manual - 80 to 6400 in Digital SR mode White Balance - Auto preset modes - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, and Manual mode System Requirements - Windows 2000, XP, Vista, MacOS 9.2, MacOS-X 10.1.2-10.5, and USB port Dimensions - Width 3.8 x Height 2.2 x Depth 0.9 Weight - 4.6-ounces, 5.1-ounces with battery and memory card