Pentax Optio Z10 Review

Review Date: November 19th 2007
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Lens PENTAX zoom lens 12 elements in 9 groups (2 single-sided aspherical element and 2 dual-sided aspherical elements)

Focal Length: 6.3mm-44.1mm (equivalent to 38-266 mm in 35mm format)
Aperture: F3.5-F5.4
Capturing Area: approx. 44.2 mm×33.5 mm to the fullest of LCD ( Macro mode:at tele setting. Taking a picture distance 0.3m)
Intelligent Zoom: approx. 8.8X at 5M, approx. 9.9X at 4M, approx. 11.2X at 3M, approx. 14.3X at 2M, approx. 22.3X at 1024, approx. 35.7 at 640 (including optical 7X zoom)
Digital Zoom: 1X - approx. 5.1X(Up to approx. 35.7X with optical 7X zoom)
Shake Reduction Still: Hi-sensitivity: anti-shake mode (Digital SR)

Movie: Movie anti-shake (Movie SR)
Focus System Type: TTL contrast detection auto focus system
9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF

Normal: 0.4m to infinity (at wide setting), 0.5m to infinity (at tele setting),
1.31ft to infinity (at wide setting), 1.64ft to infinity (at tele setting)
Macro: 0.08m to 0.5m (at wide setting), 0.3m to 0.6m (at tele setting),
0.26ft to 1.64ft (at wide setting), 0.98ft to 1.97ft (at tele setting)
Infinity-landscape, Panfocus, Manual Focus: available
Face recognition Face priority AF & AE is available at the Portorait, Natural skin tone and Kids mode.
Sensor 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter, 8.29 megapixels (total pixels)
Effective pixels 8.0 megapixels
Recorded pixels Still: 8M (3264×2448), 5M (2592×1944), 4M (2304×1728), 3M (2048×1536), 2M (1600×1200), 1024 (1024×768), 640 (640×480) pixels
* Frame Composite is fixed at 3M (2048×1536)
* Digital Wide is fixed at 5M (2592×1944)
Movie: 640 (640×480), 320 (320×240) pixels
File Formats Still: JPEG(Exif 2.2),DCF,DPOF,PRINT Image Matching III

Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), approx. 30fps / 15fps with sound
Color mode : Full color, Sepia, Monochrome

Sound: WAV(PCM), monaural
Quality Levels Still: (Best), (Better), (Good)
Movie: (Best), (Better), (Good)
Sensitivity Auto (64-800), Fixed (ISO 64/100/200/400/800/1600/3200)
* The sensitivity is auto selected up to ISO 3200 at the Digital SR mode.
* The range of auto sensitivity can be changed by the menu.
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting
LCD 2.5 inch, TFTcolor LCD, Wide viewing angle
approx. 230,000 pixels

Brightness level: 2 steps (Economy mode and Normal mode)
Exposure Control Metering System: TTL metering: Choice of Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure mode: Picture mode, Program
Exposure Compensation: ±2EV(1/3EV steps)
Capture modes AUTO Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Natural Skin Tone, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Frame Composition, Digital Wide
Auto Picture: Automatically chosen from "Landscape", "Portrait", "Night Scene" and "Normal"
Date Imprint: Date Imprint Available (except Green)
Playback modes Digital SR, Slideshow, Resize, Trimming, Image & Sound Copy, Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Movie Edit, Frame Composite, Red-eye Compensation, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Start-up Image Setting

Function: 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 Effect: B & W, Sepia, Color Filter (6 colors), Color extract (B & W with Red, B & W with Green, B & W with Blue), Soft, Fish Eye Filter, Brightness Filter
Movie Shooting Time: Until the memory card becomes full (up to 2GB)

Editing Function: Save as still image, Dividing Movies, Stitch Movies
Shutter Speed approx. 1/1440 sec.- approx. 4sec.
Flash Modes: Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge

Effective Range
Wide: approx. 0.16m to approx. 5.4m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.52ft to approx. 17.7ft (ISO Auto)
Tele: approx. 0.3m to approx. 4m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.98ft to approx. 13.1ft (ISO Auto)
Drive Modes One shot, Self-timer (10 sec, 2 sec), Continuous (Standard, Hi speed)
Storage Media Built-in Memory (approx. 52.1MB), SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Clock Function World Time: 75 cities (28 time zones)

Alarm clock: Available

Style watch: Available
Power Rechargeable D-LI72 lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter kit is also available

Battery life: Still*: Approx. 180 shots to be taken. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Interfaces USB (2.0 Hi-Speed)/AV, DC Input terminal
Video Output NTSC/PAL
PictBridge Modes: Single image, All images, DPOF, Paper Size, Paper Type, Paper Quality, Border
Dimensions 94 (W)×58 (H)×25.5 (D)mm (excluding protrusions. 22mm at thinnest part)
Weight Body: 125 g (4.4oz.):without battery and SD memory card
With battery & SD card: 145 g (5.1oz.):loaded and ready
Accessories Rechargeable D-LI72 lithium-ion battery, Charger, AC cable, USB cable, AV cable, Software (CD-ROM), Strap
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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