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Optio S1 Ultra-Compact Digital Camera - Black
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Pentax Optio S1 Ultra-Compact Digital Camera - Black

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Elegant design with an ultra-compact footprint, high resolution 14 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm), 2.7 inch LCD, Sensor-shift Shake Reduction, widescreen 720p HV video, Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection


  • Elegant design with an ultra-compact footprint.
  • High resolution 14 megapixel sensor ensures exceptional detail.
  • Wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm) offers great framing flexibility.
  • Ample 2.7 inch LCD for easy capture and playback of images and video.
  • Sensor-shift PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) system helps keep images tack sharp.
  • Capture widescreen 720p HV video when a still image just isn?t enough.
  • Take pictures remotely using an optional PENTAX infrared remote control.
  • PENTAX's powerful Auto Picture mode tailors the shooting mode to best suit the subject.
  • Shoot perfect portraits with fast Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection.
  • Choose from many automatic scene modes.
  • Capture high dynamic range (HDR) images in-camera.


Type: 1/2.3" interline transfer CCD with primary color filter
Effective pixels: 14
Total pixels: 14.48
Recorded resolutions:
- Still: 14M (4288x3216), 10M (1:1, 3216x3216), 10M (16:9, 4224x2376), 7M (3072x2304), 2M (1600x1200), VGA
- Movie: HD (1280x720p30/15), VGA (640x480p30/15), QVGA (320x240p30/15)
Quality levels: Fixed, 14M(H)

Type/construction: PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements, 8 groups (4 aspheric elements)
Optical zoom: 5X
Focal length (equiv.): 5-25mm (28-140mm)
Digital zoom: 7X
Combined zoom: 35X
Intelligent zoom: Approx 7X at 7M to 33.5X at VGA
Aperture: F3.9-5.7

LCD screen: 2.7" TFT color LCD w anti-reflective coating
LCD resolution: 230,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes
Viewfinder: n/a

Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus
Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual
Manual focus: Yes
Macro focus: Yes (Super Macro focus also available)
Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
Focus range
- Normal: 1.31' to infinity (wide), 3.3' to infinity (tele)
- Macro: 0.33-1.64' (wide), 0.98-1.64' (tele)
- Super Macro: Approx 0.16 (1 cm) to 0.98' (at fixed zoom, set automatically)

Type: Built-in series control auto flash
Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Effective range: 12' (wide, auto ISO), 8.2' (tele, auto ISO)

Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC

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

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI78

Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.6 x 2.1 x 0.8"
- Without battery or removable memory: 3.9 oz
- Loaded and ready: 4.4 oz
Construction material(s): Aluminum
Operating temperature: 32-104 degrees F
Weather Resistant: n/a
Shock Resistant: n/a

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


Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Pixel Track SR, Digital SR
Movie: Movie SR

Type: TTL
Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Manual mode(s): Yes

Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)

Mode selection: Auto Picture (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight), Program, Blue Sky, Landscape, Flower, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Portrait, Natural Skin Tone, Food, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Sport, Surf & Snow, Fireworks, Frame Composite, Party, Candlelight, Text, Miniature, HDR, Movie, Green, Voice Recording

Green simplified mode available: Yes
Face detection available: Yes, up to 16 faces with Smile Capture, Blink Detection
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

Mode selection: One Shot, Self Timer, Continuous, Burst, Remote Control
Self-timer: Yes (10 sec, 2 sec)
Remote control: Infrared (optional)

- Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Miniature Filter, HDR Filter, Digital Filter, Frame Composite, Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen
- Digital filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Emphasis, Soft, Brightness
- Movie edit: Save As Still Image, Movie Divide

Still: JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)
Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural

For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Windows XP(SP3), Vista, 7, USB port
Mac: MacOS 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port

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4 out of 5 stars   Fits in your shirt pocket
By Farmer John (Las Vegas, NV) October 10, 2011
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Pros: Easy To Use, Good Depth Range, Functional
Other Comments: Extremely fast delivery.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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1 out of 5 stars   Difficulty Charging poor for traveling
By TDF photographer (Briancon, FR) July 15, 2011
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Other Comments: I purchased this to take with me to France for the TDF bicyling photos and it is completely useless! It charged up at home, and then that was it....will return it as soon as I get home unless I can get it working.
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