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Optio I-10 Compact Digital Camera Classic Black
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Pentax Optio I-10 Compact Digital Camera Classic Black

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Wide angle 5X optical zoom, 12.1 megapixels, 2.7 inch 16:9 LCD, Triple Shake Reduction technology, infrared remote control capabilities, classic styling, slim design

Inspired by the classic look of a film SLR, the head-turning Optio I-10 features a leatherette textured body and the classic PENTAX logo placed front and center.  With a variety of advanced features, this camera proves that brains and beauty do belong together.

Key Features:

  • A wide angle, 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) is ideal for a wide range of subjects, large and small, near or far.
  • The high resolution 12.1 megapixel sensor ensures outstanding detail for printing, while providing plenty of pixels for extensive image cropping.
  • The large 2.7 inch LCD screen features a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, giving a cinematic feel to video or still image capture.
  • Beautiful, classic styling in an ultra-slim design provides a unique look in a modern digital compact camera.
  • Triple Shake Reduction technology includes a mechanical sensor-shift mechanism, digital Pixel Track SR, and Movie SR, for sharp images, even in the most challenging lighting conditions.
  • Capture beautiful portraits with fast Face Detection, Smile Capture, Blink Detection, and processing modes for outstanding skin tone rendering and image composition.
  • The PENTAX Auto Picture mode takes the guesswork out of photography by analyzing the scene and setting the best corresponding shooting mode.
  • Capture images remotely with infrared remote control capabilities.



  • Compact Digital Camera


  • Type: 1/2.3 inch interline transfer CCD w primary color filter
  • Effective pixels: 12.1
  • Total pixels: 12.39 Recorded resolutions
  • Still: 12M (4000x3000), 9M (16:9, 4000x2256), 7M (3072x2304), 5.3M (16:9, 3072x1728), 5M (2592x1944), 3.8M (16:9, 2592x1464), 3M (2048x1536), 2.1M (16:9, 1920x1080), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480)
  • Movie: 1280x720p30/15, 640x480p30/15, 320x240p30/15
  • Quality levels: Fixed, 12M (H)


  • Type/construction: PENTAX zoom lens, 7 elements, 6 groups (3 aspheric elements)
  • Optical zoom: 5X
  • Focal length (equiv.): 5.1-25.5mm (28-140mm)
  • Digital zoom: 6.25X
  • Combined zoom: 31.3X
  • Intelligent zoom: Approx 6.5X at 7M to 31.3X at VGA Aperture: F3.5-5.9


  • LCD screen: 2.7 inch TFT color
  • LCD (16:9) w anti-reflective coating
  • LCD resolution: 230,000 dots
  • Wide angle viewable: Yes Viewfinder: n/a

Focus System: 

  • Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus
  • Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus
  • Manual focus:
  • Yes Macro focus: Yes
  • Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
  • Focus range Normal: 1.31 ft to infinity (wide), 3.3 ft to infinity (tele)
  • Macro: 0.33-1.64 ft (wide)
  • Super Macro: Approx 0.26-0.49 ft (at mid zoom, set automatically)


  • Type: Built-in series control auto flash
  • Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye, Soft
  • Effective range: 13 ft (wide, auto ISO), 7.9 ft (tele, auto ISO)

Storage Media: 

  • Internal memory: 26.7 MB
  • Removable memory: SD, SDHC


  • Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
  • Video out: NTSC, PAL Printer interfaces: n/a

Power Supply: 

  • Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92
  • Recordable images: Approx 250
  • Playback time: Approx 300 min
  • Movie recording time: Approx 100 min
  • Audio recording time: Approx 350 min
  • AC adapter available: Yes (optional)

Physical Specifications: 

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.0 x 2.6 x 1.1 inch
  • Weight Without battery or removable memory: 4.7 oz
  • Loaded and ready: 5.4 oz
  • Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic
  • Operating temperature: 32-104 degrees F
  • Weather Resistant: n/a
  • Shock Resistant: n/a


  • Startup: Approx 1.7 sec
  • Release lag: Approx 0.04 sec

Language Support: 

  • English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese

Image Stabilization: 

  • Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Pixel Track SR, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 3.8M)
  • Movie: Movie SR

ISO Sensitivity: 

  • Auto: 80-800, Digital SR 80-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 at 5M or 3.8M)
  • Manual: 80-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 at 5M or 3.8M)

White Balance*: 

  • Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent
  • Manual mode(s): YesShutter: Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w CCD electronic shutter Shutter speed: 1/2000 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)

Capture Modes: 

  • Mode selection: Auto Picture (Standard, Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Sport, Flower, Candlelight), Program, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Half Length Portrait (3M or 2.1M), Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 3.8M), Kids, Pet, Food, Fireworks, Frame Composite (3M or 2.1M), Party, Natural Skin Tone, Candlelight, Text, Blog (VGA), Digital Wide (5M), Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Green, Voice Recording (via reprogrammable Green button)
  • Green simplified mode available: Yes
  • Face detection available: Yes (up to 32 faces in 0.03 sec), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Pet Recognition (3 faces)
  • P/A/S/M/B: P
  • Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
  • Digital filters (capture): n/a
  • Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes, highlight and shadow correction

Drive Modes: 

  • Mode selection: One Shot, Self Timer, Continuous, Burst, Remote Control
  • Continuous FPS: 1.01 FPS for 8 frames, Burst 2.64 FPS for 6 frames, 4.35 FPS for 6 frames at ISO 3200-6400 Self-timer: Yes (10s, 2s) Remote control: Infrared (optional)

Playback Modes: 

  • Mode selection: One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Picture In Picture, Folder, Select & Delete, Calendar Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Digital Filter, Original Frame, Frame Composite (3M or 2.1M), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Picture In Picture, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Startup Screen, Face Zooming
  • Magnification: Yes, up to 10X, scrollable
  • Digital filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Enhancer, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Brightness
  • Movie edit: Save as still image, movie divide, title picture

File Formats: 

  • Still: JPG (EXIF 2.2), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III
  • Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG) w Sound Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural

Computer System Requirements: 

*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.

  • Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7, USB port
  • Mac: MacOS-X 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port

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4 out of 5 stars   Nice for a point and shoot
By Zactacular (Colorado Springs, CO) September 17, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio I-10 Compact Digital Camera Classic Black (PKOPTI10K)
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Pros: Video quality, Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact, Good Image Quality, Nice Body Color, Good Image Stabilization
Cons: Not great in low light, Lag / Shutter Delay
Other Comments: Got this for a haul around point and shoot. For the price (160s) I cant complain. I run it on "P" mode with low ISO settings, as the AUTO mode looks horrible with the high ISOs - typical of just about any P&S at this price range. Video quality is outstanding for a [$] camera. I get alot of compliments on looks, and it is a stylish little camera. Screen is nice and sharp. For the price I paid, id reccomend it... If it were selling for 200+, id go w something else.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   Looks Cool, Could Be Better
By cameraguyd (Southington, CT) July 08, 2010
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Pros: Short Lag Time, Stylish, Nice Body Color, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom
Other Comments: Things I like about the Pentax Optio I-10: 1) Stylish "fake" SLR design 2) Wide 16:9 screen 3) Zoom lens Things I don't like about the Pentax Optio I-10: 1) Can't really delete all images at once. 2) Wide angle setting is blurry around the edges.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Pretty little camera
By Hollie (Shreveport, LA) June 22, 2010
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Lots of features, Short Lag Time, Compact, Good in Low Light, Long Battery life
Cons: Limited Zoom
Other Comments: I was looking for a unique point-and-shoot that wasn't too expensive, but still great quality. Pentax seems to be underrated or maybe just overlooked now, but they really are great cameras. I really like this little camera; it's sleek and compact and takes great pictures.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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