Pentax Optio I-10 Review

4.5
June 14, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Type
Camera Type Digital zoom compact camera
Sensor
Type 1/2.3’’ CCD
Size 1/2.3’’
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 megapixels
Still 12M, 9M (16:9), 7M, 5.3M (16:9), 5M, 3.8M (16:9), 3M, 2.1M (16:9), 1024, 640
Movie HDTV 720p (1280x720), VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240)
Colour Depth 12 bits x 3 colours
Sensitivity Auto, Fixed (ISO 80 - 6400)
Shake Reduction CCD-shift Shake Reduction
Lens
Focal Length 5.1 ? 25.5mm f/3.5(W) - f/5.9(T), equ. to 28?140mm in 35mm
Digital Zoom
  • Optical zoom: 5x
  • Digital zoom: approx. 6.25x
  • Intelligent zoom: approx. 6.5x at 7M, approx. 31.3x at 640 (including optical zoom)
Construction PENTAX zoom lens, 7 elements in 6 groups (3 aspherical elements)
Focusing System
Type TTL Contrast detection Autofocus system
Functions 9-point Multi?AF, Spot AF, Auto?tracking AF (anticipating moving subject)

Focus Range (automatic)

Normal : 0.4m ? infinity (at wide setting), 1m ? infinity (at tele setting)
Macro : 0.1m ? 0.5m (at wide setting), 0.2 m ? 0.5m (at tele setting)
Super macro : 0.08m ? 0.15m (at focal length of 6.36mm)

Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available

AF assist AF assist lamp at front
Screen
Type 2.7’’ (6.86mm) colour 16:9 LCD, extra wide angle viewing with AR coating
Resolution approx. 230k dots
Shutter
Speed 1/2000  - 1/4 sec.  4 sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)
Exposure system
Metering Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Half-length Portrait, Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Fireworks, Frame Composite, Party, Natural Skin Tone, Candlelight, Text, Blog, Digital Wide, Digital Panorama, Green  
Compensation +/-2EV (1/3 EV steps)
Flash
Type Integrated auto flash control
Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes
"Red-eye" reduction function employs a pre-discharge.  Soft flash
Effective Range Wide: approx. 0.15 ? 4.0m (ISO Auto)
Tele: approx. 1.0 ? 2.4m (ISO Auto)
Exposure Parameters
Modes One shot, Self-timer (2 or 10 sec), Continuous shooting (2.6 fps), High Speed Continuous shooting (4.4 fps at ISO 3200/6400 setting), Burst shooting, IR Remote Control
Face Recognition Face recognition AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces, Smile Capture, Blink Detection
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual setting
Digital Filter B&W, Sepia, Colours (6), Extract colour, Colour enhancement, Toy camera, Retro, High contrast, Starburst, Soft, Brightness
Movie
Recording Sound : Yes
Movie “Shake reduction” ? stabilized video
Duration : Depends on memory card capacity
Resolution : HDTV (1280x720), 30fps ; VGA (640x480) 30fps ; QVGA (320x240), 30 fps
Editing Yes
Playback
Digital Filter B&W, Sepia, Colours (6), Extract colour, Colour enhancement, Toy camera, Retro, High contrast, Starburst, Soft, Brightness
Options Slideshow, Histogram, Calendar, Resize, Cropping, Image rotation, Original frame, Frame composite, Red-eye compensation, Subscreen input, Voice recording, Protect, DPOF, Image recovery, Selection as Start image, Date printing, Pet recognition, Face close up playback
Storage
Internal Approx. 26.7 MB
External Compatible with SD, SDHC, and Eye?Fi wireless memory cards
Special Features
Features

World time :
75 cities, 28 time zones

Others :
Noise reduction if shutter speed exceeds 0.25 sec. Motion Blur reduction. Shake Reduction system

EyeFi* cards compatible

Language English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Interface
Interface USB2.0 (Hi-Speed), AV terminal (NTSC/PAL, mono), AC power input
Power
Source Rechargeable D?LI92 Lithium?ion battery
Performance Approx. 250 shots* and 300 min** in play mode    * Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions. ** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
Dimensions
Height 65 mm
Width 100.5 mm
Depth 28 mm
Weight 132 g unloaded, 153 g loaded and ready
Compatibility
PC Windows XP SP2, VistaTM and 7
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above
Accessories
Included Software Arcsoft Media Impression
Kit Content AV cable, USB cable, AC cable, Li-ion battery, battery charger, strap and software

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