Pentax Optio VS20 Digital Camera (Black)

Pentax Optio VS20 Digital Camera (Black)

Pentax Optio VS20 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # PEOVS20B MFR # 14116
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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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Pentax VS20 overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
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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    Pentax VS20 specs

    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
    Continuous Shooting 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

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