Pentax Optio VS20 Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 16Mp Resolution
  • 3.0" LCD Screen
  • 5-100mm Pentax Zoom Lens
  • 1280 x 720p HD Video Capture
  • 100-6400 ISO Sensitivity
  • 20x Optical Zoom and 144x Combined Zoom
  • Manual Focus
  • Built-In Flash
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • Auto Shooting Modes
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The Pentax Optio VS20 Digital Camera is a compact, 16Mp point-and-shoot with a number of other pleasing features, including manual focus and a built-in flash. From 20x optical zoom to Shake Reduction image stabilization, the VS20 makes for great image capture without the bulk or learning curve of a DSLR. Additionally, the camera also captures 720p HD video, convenient for home movies and social media posting.

For composing and reviewing shots the VS20 sports a 3.0" LCD, while the 5-100mm Pentax zoom lens gives you the range needed to shoot both close-ups and telephoto images. Features like 3-point autofocus, the option to use a remote control, and the digital level function all enhance and simplify your image making. And whether you're recording video or shooting stills, all files can be stored to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

Outstanding Optical Zoom
Outstanding 20x optical zoom smc PENTAX lens (equivalent to 28-560mm) can capture a very wide array of subjects
High Resolution Image Stabilization
High resolution 16Mp sensor features sensor-shift Pentax Shake Reduction image stabilization
Dual Shutter Release and Zoom Buttons
Dual shutter release and zoom buttons help to steady the camera and prevent awkward handling for sharp images and shooting convenience
Slim Design
Slim design is based upon a traditional compact digital camera footprint
3.0" LCD
Large 3" LCD with HVGA resolution (460,000 dots)
Powerful Auto Shooting Modes
Features powerful automatic shooting modes such as Auto Picture, flexible scene modes, and creative special effects filters
3-Point Autofocus
Advanced 3-point TTL contrast detection autofocus with 1cm super macro
Other Focus Modes
Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Manual Focus. Focus lock: Yes (by pressing the shutter release button half way)
Widescreen HD Video
Widescreen HD video in 720p at 30fps
Compatible with Optional Remote Controls
Compatible with any optional Pentax infrared remote control (not included)
Digital Level Function
A Digital Level function ensures that shots are properly level to the horizon
Capture Modes
Mode selection: Auto Picture, Program, Natural Skin Tone, Handheld Night Snap (5M), Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Digital Panorama (2Mp per frame), Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5Mp), Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Fireworks, Surf & Snow, Sport, Fisheye, Sketch, Miniature Filter, Text, Frame Composite (3Mp), Movie, Green
Auto Picture modes: Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight
Green simplified mode available: Yes
Face detection available: Yes, up to 10 faces, Smile Capture, Face Recall
Playback Modes
Mode selection: One Shot, Index (4 or 9 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10x, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Stretch Filter, Small Face Filter, Digital Filter, Frame Composite (3Mp), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen
Digital filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature, Natural Skin Tone, Sketch
Movie edit: Save as Still Image, Movie Divide
TTL, multi-segment metering. Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 steps. Auto Bracketing: Select exposure change from +/- 0.3, 0.7 and 1.0 EV
Focus Modes
3 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Manual
Languages Supported
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
Additional Specifications
Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
Digital filters (capture): Movie (B/W, Sepia, Fisheye, Miniature, Sketch)
Dynamic Range adjustment: Yes (shadow, highlight)
File/Folder customization: Folder (date, PENTX)
Digital level: Yes (tilt)
Construction: Polycarbonate
No multi-exposure, interval or HDR shooting
UPC: 027075213203
Pixels Actual: 16.56 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.33" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI, MJPEG
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 16 MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Digital

Also: Sensor-Shift (mechanical)

Lens 11 elements in 8 groups
1 Aspherical
EFL: 5-100mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-560mm)
Aperture: f/3.1 (W) - 4.8 (T)
Zoom Optical: 20x
Digital: 7.2x
Intelligent Zoom: 30x
Intelligent Zoom: 144x
Focus Range Wide: 1.31' (0.40 m) - Infinity
Telephoto: 5.2' (1.58 m) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.33' (0.10 m) - 1.64' (0.50 m)
Super-Macro: 0.36" (0.91 cm) - 7.92" (20.12 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/2500 - 1/4 seconds
1/2500 - 4 seconds in  Night Scene Mode
Exposure Metering Multi, TTL 256-zones
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Bracketing, Programmed Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 7.5 fps at 5 MP for up to 16 frames
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds, 3 Seconds
Interval Recording No
Remote Control Any PENTAX infrared (Optional)
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: Up To 17' (5.18 m)
Telephoto: Up To 11' (3.35 m)
Built-in Memory 16 MB
Memory Card Type SD
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Clip Length Limited by Memory Card Capacity
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Battery D-LI122 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter K-AC122 (Optional)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.5" / 11.2 x 6.1 x 3.8 cm
Weight .47 lb / .21 kg Without battery or memory card
Pentax Optio VS20 Digital Camera (Black)
  • I-USB122 USB Cable
  • D-LI122 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Strap
  • CD-ROM Software
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Memory Cards

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    Required item: Be sure to have enough storage capacity.

    Transcend - 8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
    • You Pay: $7.89

    Batteries & Power

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    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Pentax - D-LI122 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery For Optio VS20 (3.7V, 1000mAh)
    • You Pay: $34.95

    Bags & Cases

    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

    Pearstone - Onyx 240 Camera Pouch (5.3 x 2.25 x 1.3", Black)
    • You Pay: $13.95

    Screen Protectors

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    Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

    GGI - Digital Camera/Camcorder Screen Protector Kit
    • You Pay: $4.95

    Card Readers

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    Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

    GGI - All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
    • You Pay: $9.95
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