Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera, 14.1 Megapixel, Shake Reduction Image Stabilization, 720p HV Video Capture - Black Finish

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About the Pentax S1

Pentax S1 Includes

  • Optio S1, USB Cable, AV Cable, Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI78, Battery Charger Kit K-BC78U, Strap, Software CD-ROM Optio S1, USB Cable, AV Cable, Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI78, Battery Charger Kit K-BC78U, Strap, Software CD-ROM

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Pentax S1 Features

  • 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.

Pentax S1 Specifications

Resolution Effective: 14 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 14.48 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.33" interline transfer CCD w/primary color filter
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI
Recorded resolutions Still: 14M (4288x3216), 10M (16:9, 4224x2376), 7M (3072x2304), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), VGA (640x480)
Movie: HD (1280x720p30/15), VGA (640x480p30/15), QVGA (320x240p30/15)
Quality Levels Fixed
Lens Construction PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements, 8 groups (4 aspheric elements)
Lens Focal Length (equiv.) 5-25mm (28-140mm)
Aperture F3.9-F5.7
Optical Zoom 5x
Digital Zoom 7x
Combined Zoom 35x
Intelligent Zoom Approx 7X at 7M to 33.5X at VGA
LCD / Viewfinder LCD screen: 2.7" TFT color LCD w anti-reflective coating
LCD resolution: 230,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes
Viewfinder: n/a
Focus System Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus
Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
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)
Flash 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)
Storage Media Internal memory: TBD
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Interfaces Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a
Power Supply Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI78
Physical Specifications 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: 4.5 oz
Construction material(s): Aluminum
Operating temperature: 32-104°F
Weather Resistant: : n/a
Shock Resistant: n/a
Timing Startup: TBD
Release lag: TBD
Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
Image Stabilization Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Pixel Track SR, Digital SR
Movie: Movie SR
Metering System Type: TTL
Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: yes
Spot: yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)
ISO Sensitivity TBD
White Balance Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent Manual mode(s): Yes
Shutter Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w/CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)
Capture Modes 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, Party, Candlelight, Text,
More Capture Modes Green simplified mode available: Yes
Face detection available: Yes, up to 10 faces, Smile Capture
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: : highlight and shadow correction
Drive Modes Mode selection: One Shot, Self Timer, Continuous, Burst, Remote Control
Continuous FPS: TBD
Self-timer: Yes (10 sec, 2 sec)
Remote control: Infrared (optional)
Playback Modes Mode selection: TBD
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
File Formats Still: JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III

Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)
Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural
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