Pentax Optio W30 Digital Camera

Pentax Optio W30, 7.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Waterproof Digital Camera

Pentax Optio W30, 7.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Waterproof Digital Camera

B&H # PEOW30 MFR # 19271
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Pentax W30 overview

  • 1Description

The Pentax Optio W30 Digital Camera provides 7.0 Megapixels of resolution and a high quality smc Pentax 3x optical zoom lens so you'll get clear and detailed images, while the macro capability will allow the camera to focus as close as 0.36" away from the subject. To add to the impressive capability of this tiny camera, it is also capable of underwater photography without requiring a waterproof case or other accessories. Its waterproof design meets the JIS Class 8 waterproof standard. The camera is also dustproof to a JIS Class 5 performance level making it great for dirty or dusty environments such as a construction site or on a camping trip. And because it is waterproof, if it gets dirty - just wash the camera off with water.

In addition, the Optio W30 features a Digital SR (Shake Reduction) Function that utilizes ISO up to 3200 to minimize blur caused by either subject motion or hand shake. Other great features packed into this diminutive camera include a 2.5-inch LCD Monitor that offers optimal viewing in outdoor settings, A VGA video record feature with Movie SR anti-shake, a Face Recognition AF/AE function which detects people's faces in the picture frame and adjusts the focus and exposure accordingly, High-sensitivity shooting, Simplified operations with the Green mode, and much more.

JIS Class 8 Waterproof Camera Body
The Optio W30 complies with JIS class 8 waterproof performance, enabling it to withstand up to 2 hours of continuous operation at an underwater depth of up to 10 feet. Furthermore, the Optio W30 has also been proven to conform to JIS Class 5 Dustproof performance. Such capabilities make it ideal for use when skiing, taking part in marine sports, going fishing or enjoying other outdoor events, as well as gardening, cooking, or in other places where you would normally worry about water or dirt. Waterproof performance of this kind also means users can simply rinse the camera off any time it becomes dirty.
7.0 Megapixel Resolution
The Optio W30 captures outstanding image quality thanks to a 1/2.5-inch, 7.41 megapixel CCD combined with a high-performance ASIC image processor. The maximum output resolution of 7.0 megapixel provides sufficient image quality to easily produce a photo quality 16x20" print
Quality 3x Optical Zoom Lens
The Optio W30 includes a 3x optical zoom smc Pentax lens that covers a focal length equivalent to 38 to 114 mm for 35mm film, and features a 'folding' optical system so the lens never protrudes from the camera while zooming. The lens system includes three aspherical lens elements to effectively compensate for image distortions and aberrations, and the front element has a SP coating that prevents water drops from sticking to the lens. Furthermore, the Optio W30 has superb macro capability with the ability to focus as close as 0.4" (1cm) from a subject for stunning close-up photography.
Digital SR (Shake Reduction) Function
Using Digital SR reduces camera shakes and blurring of the subject when photographing still images. The sensitivity is adjusted automatically, to as high as ISO 3200, enabling photography with fast shutter speeds, and consequently less blur. Movie SR (Shake Reduction) is also included in the camera providing an electronic shake reduction function exclusively for capturing movies.
Record High-quality Movies
The high-quality movie feature of the Optio W30 captures QuickTime motion JPEG movies at up to VGA quality (640 x 480 @ 30fps), and includes a range of built-in video editing functions. There is also an Interval Movie Mode available for making time lapse movies.
Face Recognition AF & AE
The camera includes Face Recognition AF & AE, which allows you to take bright, beautiful photos of people with perfectly focused faces free of shadows caused by backlighting. This useful function automatically detects the position of the subject's face anywhere in the photo frame and then adjusts the focus and optimizes the exposure for the detected position.
Auto-tracking AF
The Optio W30 has an auto-tracking AF feature that continuously focuses on subjects such as kids and pets that move around unpredictably. Since the focus frame automatically follows the movement of the subject inside the photo frame, you can capture those instantaneous photo opportunities.
Digital Filters for Greater Creativity
A number of creative digital filter functions are built into the camera that you can use to customize your photos. In addition to a B&W filter, a Sepia filter, a Soft Focus filter, and six Color filters, there is a Fish-eye filter, which dramatically distorts the image so it appears to have been taken with a fish-eye lens. With these filters, you can obtain a rich assortment of digital effects without needing a computer.
Auto Picture Mode
The Auto Picture mode lets the camera automatically determine the shooting conditions for Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, and Program modes and choose the optimum settings for each subject. This Pentax original function simplifies shooting for users since it eliminates the necessity of making a number of individual settings.
Green Mode for Easy Camera-controlled Shooting
The camera features a Green mode, which simplifies picture taking by letting the camera control detailed settings. The Green mode resets the shooting menu, setup menu, and other settings to their defaults and locks the menu and mode buttons and other controls so you don't have to worry about unintentionally changing the settings. This mode comes in handy when asking someone else to take your picture.
Built-In & Expandable Memory
The camera includes 21.9MB of built-in memory so you can begin shooting immediately without the need for additional memory. The camera also supports Secure Digital (SD) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards to expand the memory capacity - even beyond 2GB.
Slim Body with a Flat Design
The slim, flat body design of the Optio W30 allows it to be easily retrieved from pockets, bags, and cases. The camera's grip is fashioned with a finger-rest in the shape of a water droplet for better portability, and the aluminum alloy outer body construction adds to the cameras durability. The camera body also incorporates auto locking door mechanisms for additional protection of sensitive internal electronics.
2.5" LCD Monitor with Superb Visibility
The Optio W30 incorporates a 2.5-inch LCD monitor that is easy to view even in sunny outdoor conditions thanks to the LCD Bright Mode. The LCD cover is finished with a non-glare coating and you can adjust the LCD backlight strength as needed.
Direct Print Capable
The Optio W30 supports PictBridge Direct Printing so users can take advantage of simple, push-button printing of recorded images, without requiring a personal computer
In the Box
Pentax Optio W30, 7.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Waterproof Digital Camera
  • D-LI63 Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Charger with AC Plug Cord
  • USB Cable (I-USB7)
  • A/V Cable (I-AVC7)
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software CD-ROM (ACDSee for PENTAX image viewer/image management software, Drivers)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year U.S.A. Limited Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Pentax W30 specs

    Camera Type Ultra Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 1/2.5" 7.41 Megapixel interline transfer CCD
    Effective Resolution 7.1 million pixels
    Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Normal, Digital Filters (Black & White, Sepia, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Soft)
    Image File Formats JPEG (Best, Better, Good)
    Recorded Resolution 7M (3072 x 2304)
    5M (2592 x 1944)
    4M (2304 x 1728)
    3M (2048 x 1536)
    2M (1600 x 1200)
    1024 (1024 x 768)
    VGA (640 x 480)
    Video Recording QuickTime Motion JPEG with Sound (Best, Better or Good compression)
    VGA (640 x 480 @ 30 or 15 fps)
    QVGA (320 x 240 @ 30 or 15 fps)
    Clip Length limited only by available memory
    Audio Recording WAV (ADPCM), monaural
    Record time limited only by available memory
    Lens Type Pentax zoom lens (11 elements in 9 groups with 3 aspherical element - 1 single sided and 2 dual sided)
    Optical Zoom 3x
    Lens Focal Length 6.3mm - 18.9mm (38mm - 114mm equivalent)
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Minimum Focus Distance 0.36" (0.8cm)
    Maximum Aperture f/3.3-4.0
    Optical Image Stabilization No (Digital SR available)
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
    Focus Control
    Focus Type TTL contrast detection autofocus system
    Focus Modes 9 point AF, Spot, Pan, Auto tracking AF, Manual focus, Focus Lock
    Focus Range Normal: 15.7" (40cm) - infinity
    Macro 0.36" (0.8cm) -23.7" (60cm) wide
    Manual: 0.36" (0.8cm) - infinity wide
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto ISO (64-400)
    Manual ISO (64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
    Up to ISO 3200 in Digital SR Mode and Report Mode
    Shutter Type Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter
    Shutter Speed 4 - 1/2000 seconds
    Aperture Range f/3.3-4.0 (max.)
    Exposure Metering TTL (Multi-segment, Center weighted, Spot)
    Exposure Modes Auto Picture, Program, Exposure compensation (±2EV in 1/3 EV steps), Green simplified
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent; Manual
    Scene Modes Night Scene, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Sport, Pet, Frame Composite (3MP), Synchronous Sound Record, Kids, Soft, Self-portrait, Fireworks, Food, Text, Museum, Neutral Skin Tone, Report
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Soft)
    Effective Flash Range Up to 11.8' (3.6m)
    External Flash Connection No
    External Flash Control Not Applicable
    Start-Up Time 1.3 seconds
    Shutter Lag 0.05 seconds
    Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Burst Capability Up to 2 fps continuous shooting
    Self Timer 2 seconds or 10 seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Date & Time Stamp No
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory 21.9 MB
    Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
    Recording Capacity Includes 21.9MB Built-in Memory

    Still Image Capacity

    Best Better Good
    7M 4 10 18
    5M 8 16 22
    4M 10 20 30
    3M 12 26 38
    2M 20 34 52
    1M 26 46 64
    0.8M 42 70 90
    0.3M 85 122 168

    Video Capacity

    Video Mode Record Time
    640 x 480 @ 30 fps Best: 20 seconds
    Better: 26 seconds
    Good: 40 seconds
    640 x 480 @ 15 fps Best: 38 seconds
    Better: 52 seconds
    Good: 78 seconds
    320 x 240 @ 30 fps Best: 32 seconds
    Better: 42 seconds
    Good: 60 seconds
    320 x 240 @ 15 fps Best: 60 seconds
    Better: 84 seconds
    Good: 122 seconds
    Battery Type D-LI63 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
    Power Adapter AC Adapter (optional)
    Computer Interface USB
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
    Remote Control No
    Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
    Web-Cam Capable No
    System & Software Requirements Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista
    Apple Macintosh OS 9.2, OS X (10.1 or later)
    Viewfinder No
    LCD Display 2.5" TFT color LCD (115,000 pixels) with anti-refraction coating and high brightness mode
    Language Options English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
    Playback Options One shot, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 8x), Movie playback, Sound playback, Histogram, Bright/dark indication, Folder display, Select & delete, Calendar, Slideshow, Frame composite, Red-eye reduction, Voice memo, Image edit (resize, trimming, Image & sound copy, Image rotation, Digital filters (b&w, sepia, color filter (6 colors), color extraction (b&w with red/green/blue), soft), Brightness filter, Movie edit (save as still image, divide movie, stitch movie), Protect, DPOF, Image recovery
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.1 x 4.2 x 0.9" (54 x 107 x 24mm)
    Weight 4.9 oz (139g) without battery

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