Pentax Optio W30 Review

Review Date: June 11th 2007
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

SENSOR
Effective Pixels 7.1 megapixels
Total Pixels 7.41 megapixels
Type 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary colour filter
Sensitivity

Auto (ISO64-400),Fixed (ISO64/ISO100/ISO200/ISO400/ISO800/ISO1600/ISO3200)

* The sensitivity is auto selected up to 3200 at the Digital SR mode and Report mode.

IMAGE SIZE
Still

7M(3072x2304), 5M(2592x1944), 4M(2304x1728), 3M(2048x1536), 2M(1600x1200), 1024(1024x768), 640(640x480) pixels
*During Flame composition mode,the recoded size is fixed to 3M(2048x1536).

Movie 640(640x480), 320(320x240) pixels
FILE FORMAT
Still JPEG(Exif 2.2),DCF,DPOF,PRINT Image Matching III
Movie MOV (Quick Time Motion JPEG), approx. 30fps/15fps with sound, Movie SR and Interval shooting
Sound WAV(PCM), monaural
Quality Level Best ***, Better **, Good *
STORAGE MEDIA
Internal Build-in Memory (approx. 21.9MB),
External SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
LENS
Construction 11 elements in 9 groups (1 single-sided aspherical element and 2 dual-sided aspherical elements)
Focal Length 6.3mm-18.9mm F3.3-F4 (equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm format)
Digital Zoom 1X - approx. 4X (up to approx.12X with 3x optical zoom)
FOCUSING SYSTEM
Type TTL contrast detection auto focus system
Area 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF changeable
Focus Range (Still)

Normal: 0.4m to infinity (whole zoom area. Tele only: 0.5m to infinity)

Macro: 0.01m to 0.6m (at wide setting)

Infinity-landscape mode: Infinity (whole zoom area)

Pan focus: 1.5m to infinity (at wide setting), 5.0m to infinity (at tele setting)

Manual Focus: 0.01m to infinity (at wide setting), 0.5m to infinity (other than wide)

* AF is fixed to Face priority AF at the Portorait , Self-portorait and Natural skin tone mode.

Focus Range (Movie)

Normal: 0.4m to infinity (whole zoom area. Tele only: 0.5m to infinity)

Macro: 0.01m to 0.6m (at wide setting)

Infinity-landscape mode: Infinity (whole zoom area)

Pan focus: 1.5m to infinity (at wide setting), 5.0m to infinity (at tele setting)

Manual Focus: 0.01m to infinity (at wide setting), 0.5m to infinity (other than wide)

EXPOSURE SYSTEM
Metering TTL metering
Metering Area Choice of Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes AUTO Picture, Program, Night scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower,
Portrait, Underwater, Underwater movie, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Sport, Pet, Frame Composition, Synchronous Sound Record, Kids, Soft, Self-portrait, Firework, Food,
Text, Museum, Natural skin tone, Report
Compensation 2EV(1/3EV steps)
SHUTTER
Type Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter
Speed approx. 1/2000 sec - 4 sec.
MOVIE
Recording Until the memory card becomes full
Editing Save as still image, Dividing Movies, Stitch Movies
FLASH
Type Built-in series-control auto flash. Automatic discharge under low lighting conditions in auto modes.
Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge. Soft flash
Effective Range

Wide: approx. 0.2-approx. 3.6m (ISO Auto)

Tele: approx. 0.5-approx. 3.0m (ISO Auto)

DRIVE MODE
Modes One shot, Self-timer (10 sec, 2 sec), Continuous (Standard, Hi speed), Interval shooting
WHITE BALANCE
Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting
SCREEN
LCD 2.5 inch, TFTcolor ‚k‚b‚c (with back light) approx 115,000 pixels
PLAYBACK
View One Shot, Index (9 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 8X, scroll available), Movie Playback,
Sound Playback, Histogram, Bright and Dark portion, Folder display, Select&Delete,
Calendar
Digital Filter

Slideshow, Resize, Trimming, Image&Sound Copy, Image Rotation, Digital Filter,
Brightness Filter, Movie Edit, Frame Composite, Red-eye Compensation, Voice Memo,
Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Start-up Image Setting

B&W, Sepia, Color Filter (6 colors), Color extract (B&W with Red, B&W with Green, B&W with Blue), Soft

LANGUAGE
Language English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
WORLD TIME
Time 75 cities (28 time zones)
INTERFACE
PC USB
AV PAL and NTSC supported
PictBridge Yes
POWER
Source Rechargeable D-LI63 lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter kit is also available
Performance

Still: approx. 210 images

Playback: approx. 240 mins

DIMENSIONS
Height 54mm
Width 107.5mm
Depth 23.5mm
Weight

140g w/o battery and memory card

160g loaded and ready


Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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