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  • Pentax Optio E30 - An entry-level compact digital camera that still delivers high-resolution pictures

  • Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Optio E30 compact digital camera. Although an entry-level model designed with the convenience of beginners in mind, the Optio E30 is packed with 7.1 effective megapixels for exceptional high-resolution photography.

    Pentax Optio E30

    Major Features :

    • 7.1 effective megapixels for standout quality photos
      The upgraded 7.1 effective megapixels, the one of the most in the entry-level class, enables you to take pictures with outstanding resolution.

    • Compatibility with widely available AA batteries
      Since the Optio E30 accepts widely available AA batteries, you can shoot with confidence when away from home or whenever you want. Furthermore, the camera has been designed specifically to use less power so that you can take approximately 200 photos when running on alkaline batteries.
    • Equipped with the Green mode for automated setup
      The Optio E30 comes with the Green mode, which automates the camera setup when shooting still images, that allows even complete digital-camera beginners to enjoy picture-taking effortlessly. A single button press automatically sets the exposure, sensitivity, white balance, and other parameters according to the shooting conditions. This function is useful when asking someone else to take your picture or when youíve simply lost track of the camera settings.
    • Mode Palette displays intuitive icons
      Selection of shooting and playback modes is made much easier with the Mode Palette, PENTAXís original mode-selection function that lists mode icons on the LCD monitor. By arranging 15 shooting modes, including Landscape, Pet, and Food, and 8 playback modes, the Mode Palette speeds up mode selection with its straightforward display and guide function.
    • 3X optical zoom and 4X digital zoom for a maximum of 12X magnification
      The Optio E30 features a 3X optical zoom lens with a focal range covering angles of view equivalent to those of a 36-108mm lens in 35mm format, which is ideal for a broad spectrum of subjects from landscapes, through sightseeing photographs, to portraits. Such zooming power can also be combined with 4X digital zoom to achieve a total of 12X zoom capability.
    • Large, 2.4-inch LCD monitor
      The Optio E30 manages to fit in a large, 2.4-inch LCD monitor despite its compact body dimensions. Not only does the monitorís size make it easier to compose and play back images, it also permits easier operation and setup thanks to its larger, easy-to-read menu display.
    • Compatibility with the ImageLink printing system
      The Optio E30 is compatible with the ImageLink printing system. By simply placing the Optio E30 on the printerís dock of ImageLink-compatible printers, the user can take advantage of printing of recorded images, without requiring a personal computer.
    • Other features
      Supports the new SDHC memory cards in addition to conventional SD memory cards
      Approximately 11 MB of built-in memory
      Built-in auto flash with red-eye reduction function
      Records movie at sizes up to 640 ī 480 pixels with image quality rivaling camcorders
      Frame composite function allows you to add a decorative frame around the image when shooting
      Compatible with PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matching III

    About Pentax

    Pentax U.K. Limited was formed in 1979 and is a subsidiary of the PENTAX Corporation of Japan. The Imaging Systems Division successfully distributes its products through a number of channels, including independent camera shops and national retailers. The product range is extensive and includes state of the art digital SLR and zoom compact cameras, through to highly sophisticated professional medium format equipment. There is also a superb range of binoculars, suitable for a variety of leisure activities. Today, Pentax is a leading supplier of professional and recreational cameras and photographic equipment world-wide.

  • Source - dpreview