Pentax Optio P70 Review

3.0
July 20, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Sensor

Effective Pixels

approx. 12 megapixels

Type

1/2.3" CCD

Sensitivity

Auto, Fixed (ISO 64 - 6400)

Image Size

Still

12M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 2.1M(16:9), 1024, 640

Movie

1280, 640, 320

File Format

Still

Pixel Track SR

Movie

Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)

Storage Media

Internal

33.7MB

External

SD/SDHC Memory Card

Lens

Focal Length

4X 4.9 - 19.6mm (approx. 27.5 - 110mm in 35mm format) F2.6 (W) - F5.8 (T)

Construction

7 elements in 6 groups (3 aspherical elements

Digital Zoom

6.3X

Focusing system

Area

9-point

Focus Range (Still)

Standard: 0.4m - infinity (at wide setting) Macro: 0.1 - 0.5m (at wide setting),

Exposure system

Metering

Multi-segment metering, Center-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, Vertical Snap

Exposure System

Compensation

±2EV (1/3EV steps)

Shutter

Type

Programme controlled electronic shutter

Speed

1/1000 - 1/4 sec. 4 sec. at most (Night Scene mode setting)

Flash

Type

Built-in

Modes

Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" reduction function employs a pre-discharge.
Soft Flash.

Effective Range

Tele: approx. 0.5 - 2.1m Wide: approx. 0.2 - 4.6m

Drive Mode

Modes

One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, High Speed Continuous Shooting

White Balance

Modes

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting

Screen

LCD

2.7" LCD , approx. 230K dots

Playback

View

Slideshow, Resize, Cropping, Image/Sound Copy, Image Rotation,
Digital Filter (Color Filter [11 kinds], Soft Filter, Brightness Filter), Movie Edit,
Frame Composite, Red-eye Compensation, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF,
Favorites, Image Recovery, Start-up Screen, Face close-up playback

Interface

PC

USB2.0 (Hi-Speed), AV terminal

PictBridge

Supported

Power

Source

Rechargeable D-LI88 lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter kit is also available

Performance

Still *: approx. 200 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery) * Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions. Playback **: approx. 220 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery) ** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.

Dimensions

Height

54mm

Width

97mm

Depth

21.5mm

Weight

approx. 110 g (without battery and SD memory card)

With battery & SD card:- approx. 125 g (loaded and ready)

Entry Tags

hd video, compact, 720p, 12 megapixel, 2.7 inch LCD, 4x zoom, Pentax, Pentax Optio P70, Optio, P70

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