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Optio A30 10MP Digital Camera
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Pentax Optio A30 10MP Digital Camera

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Stylishly sleek with digital and movie shake reduction the Pentax Optio A30 features 10.0 MP, a 1/1.8 inch CCD with a wide dynamic range for superior tones, an smc Pentax zoom lens and an image processing engine that gives a rich color reproduction.

Stylishly sleek with digital and movie shake reduction The PENTAX Optio A30 features 10.0 effective megapixels, a 1/1.8 inch CCD with a wide dynamic range for superior tones, an smc PENTAX zoom lens and an image processing engine that gives a rich color reproduction. The PENTAX original Shake Reduction (SR) technology in the A30 has been improved by adding both Digital and Movie SR for improved image capture in low-light settings and telephoto capture. A unique Face Recognition AF & AE function offers better results in photographs by automatically detecting faces, and then adjusting exposure and focus to properly capture portraits.


  • The 10.0 megapixel CCD and 3x optical zoom assure high resolution images
  • Enhanced Shake Reduction technology includes SR, Digital SR, and Movie SR
  • The 2.5" LCD monitor, with Bright mode and wide field of view, makes sharing images easy
  • Face Recognition Auto Focus and Auto Exposure assure properly exposed portraits
  • Swift operation with a 0.02 second shutter lag time
  • Intelligent zoom function enhances the digital zoom
  • High-quality movie captures MPEG-4 DivX (640 x 480) at 30fps with anti-shake and editing functions
  • Wide range of automatic and manual exposure modes includes manual exposure and shutter priority modes
  • Ultra compact and lightweight design



Type: Ultra-Compact Digital Camera
Sensor: Type - 1/1.8" Interline Transfer CCD w/ primary color filter; Effective pixels - 10MP; Total pixels - 10.37MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 10M (3648x2736), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (2592x1944), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (1600x1200), 1024x768, VGA (640x480); Movie: VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240); Quality levels -  (best),  (better),  (good)
Lens: Type/construction - SMC Pentax Zoom Lens (7E, 5G, 2 dual aspheric lenses, 1 single aspheric lens); Optical zoom - 3x, 7.9-23.7mm; Focal length (equiv.) - 38-114mm; Intelligent zoom - Approx. 3.6x (7M), 4.2x (5M), 5.3x (3M), 6.7x (2M), 10.4x (1024), 16.3x (VGA); Digital zoom - 5.4x; Combined zoom - 16.3x; Aperture - F2.8-5.4
LCD/Viewfinder: LCD screen - 2.5" TFT color LCD with LCD Bright Mode; LCD coverage - 100%; LCD resolution - 232,000 pixels; Wide angle viewable - YES, 160 Deghorizontal and vertical; Optical viewfinder - n/a
Focus System: Type - TTL contrast detection autofocus w/ AF assist lamp; Autofocus - 5 point AF, spot, tracking, and face recognition autofocus modes available; Manual focus - YES; Macro focus - YES, manual and automatic macro, super macro; Focus lock - YES, by pressing the shutter release button half way; Focus range - normal 1.15' to infinity, macro 0.39-1.31', super macro 0.20-0.49'
Flash: Type - built-in series-control auto flash; Flash modes - on, off, auto, redeye, soft flash; Effective range - wide 23' auto ISO, telephoto 11' auto ISO
Storage Media: Internal memory - 22MB; Removable memory - SD, SDHC
Interfaces: Ports - USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, DC in; Video out - NTSC and PAL; Printer interfaces - PictBridge
Power Supply: Power source - Rechargeable D-LI8 lithium ion battery; Recordable images - Approx. 150; Playback time - Approx. 110 min.; AC adapter available - optional
Physical Specifications: Dimensions (W x H x D) - 3.5 x 2.3 x 0.9"; Weight - Without battery or removable memory: 4.6 oz., Loaded and ready: 5.3 oz.; Construction material(s) - aluminum alloy; Operating temperature - 32-104 degrees F
Timing: Startup - Approx. 1.8 sec; Release lag: Approx. 0.02 sec; Shot to Shot: Approx. 1.3 sec/frame (can vary w/ SD card speed); Autofocus time - Approx. 0.54 sec
Language Support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
Image Stabilization: Still - sensor shift shake reduction, Digital SR Mode (ISO 3200 at 5MP); Movie - movie anti-shake mode
Metering System: Type - TTL; Multi-segment - YES; Center weighted - YES; Spot - YES; Exposure compensation - +/- 2 EV in 1/3 steps
ISO Sensitivity: Auto - 64-1600, 3200 available in Digital SR Mode at 5MP; Manual - 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance: Auto preset modes - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent; Manual mode(s) - YES
Shutter: Type - Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w/ CCD electronic shutter; Shutter speed - 1/2000 to 4 sec
Capture Modes: Mode selection-Auto Picture (Normal, Night Scene, Landscape, Portrait), Program, Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Kids, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Sport, Pet, Text, Food, Frame Composite; Green simplified mode available - YES; P/A/S/M/B - P, S, M; Date/time stamp - n/a (software only); Digital filters (capture) - n/a
Drive Modes: Mode selection - one shot, self timer (10s, 2s), continuous, remote control (3s, 0s); Continuous FPS - approx 1.3 sec; Self-timer - YES, 10 sec, 2 sec; Remote control - infrared, 3 sec, 0 sec (remote optional)
Playback Modes: Mode selection - one shot, index (9 thumbnails), movie playback, sound playback, histogram, select/delete, calendar (Mode Palate: slideshow, resize, trimming, image/sound copy, image rotation, color filter, digital filter, brightness filter, movie edit, redeye edit, voice memo, protect, DPOF, startup screen, frame composite); Magnification - up to 8x; Digital filters (playback) - soft, illustration, special effect 1 and 2, slim; Color filters (playback) - b&w, sepia, color filter (8 colors), color extract (b&w with red, green, blue); Movie edit - save as still image, divide movies, extract movies
File Formats: Still - JPG (EXIF 2.2), DCF, DPOF, Print Image Matching III; Movie - AVI (DivX with MPG-4); Sound - WAV (PCM), monaural

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