January 26, 2010
HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Products is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Optio I-10 digital compact camera. In addition to a compact body with the look of an SLR camera, it offers a wide range of advanced functions — including an upgraded Face Detection AF & AE function that even detects the faces of dogs and cats — to make high-quality digital photography more effortless and enjoyable.
Unique design inspired by an SLR cameraThe Optio I-10’s unique, eye-catching design is reminiscent of the beloved SLR cameras of yesteryear; it will surely create a sense of nostalgia for many users. By efficiently positioning components such as a flash unit and a speaker to the upper middle section of the camera body, and by reducing the height of both sides to a minimum, PENTAX was able to create this original SLR-shaped body with an elevated mid section. The center section of the camera’s front panel is elegantly textured to give a high-quality appearance and a pleasing texture, while all other elements, including the near-centered lens and the PENTAX logo just above it, have been carefully designed to enhance the SLR camera image.
Upgraded face detection — detecting even the faces of dogs and catsThe Optio I-10 features a new-generation Face Detection AF & AE function, which instantly and accurately detects up to 32 faces in the image field, then catches them in sharp focus and in optimum exposure in just 0.03 seconds. In addition to popular features such as the innovative Small Face filter, this upgraded version is programmed to detect not only human faces, but also the faces of dogs and cats. When the user selects pre-registered dog or cat faces (up to three choices), the camera automatically recognizes them and optimizes focus and exposure. The user can even program the camera to automatically release the shutter the moment the subject’s face turns straight toward the camera. These features make it simple and effortless to capture delightful faces of active pets.
Optical 5X zoom lens for broad coverage, from wide angle to telephotoDespite its compact dimensions, the Optio I-10 features an optical 5X zoom lens covering focal lengths from 5.1mm to 25.5mm (equivalent in the 35mm format to approximately 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto). This wide zoom range means the Optio I-10 easily handles a wide variety of subjects and scenes — from breathtaking landscapes, majestic architecture and group shots in a confined space, to tightly cropped photos shot from a distance. When coupled with the Intelligent Zoom function, which allows even tighter zooming in on the subject, the zoom range can be extended to approximately 31.3 times.
Exceptional image qualityCombining the exceptional image resolution provided by approximately 12.1 effective megapixels, the faithful color reproduction of the PENTAX-developed high-performance imaging engine, and the camera’s high-performance PENTAX zoom lens, the Optio I-10 delivers brilliant, high-quality images with well-defined details. Even when enlarged to larger sizes, the images ensure sharp, high-resolution prints with edge-to-edge sharpness.
Triple anti-shake protection to prevent different types of camera shake
* When the High-Sensitivity anti-shake mode is selected,
the recorded size is fixed to 5M (2592 x 1944 pixels).
** When the Movie SR mode is selected, the angle of view becomes narrower than normal shooting.
High-quality, HD-proportioned movie recordingThe Optio I-10 captures beautiful, flawless movie clips at 16:9 high-definition TV proportions (1280 x 720 pixels)*** at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. This mode also offers a variety of editing functions: still images can be extracted from movie clips, and title images can be added to the beginning and/or end of a movie clip, and more.
*** When the Optio I-10's AV output terminal is used, movie clips are output as normal image-size data. If the user wishes to play back movie clips at high-definition-TV proportions (1280 x 720 pixels), the data must be transferred to a personal computer for playback.
Subscreen Input function for constant display of a favorite image on the screenThe Optio I-10 offers the new and innovative Subscreen Input function, which allows the user to display a thumbnail of a recorded image in the upper left corner of the LCD panel. This function comes in handy when the photographer wants to use a recorded image as a reference to shoot subjects from the same angle and at the same image size every time (such as photographing prepared food in the same way to compile a recipe file), or when the user wants to constantly keep a favorite image on the screen.
Creative digital filters to process recorded imagesThe Optio I-10 comes equipped with 11 digital filters to add various visual effects to recorded images without the need for a computer. In addition to the conventional Monochrome and Sepia filters and the creative Toy Camera and Soft filters, the Optio I-10 now offers the new Starburst filter, which creates cross-, heart- or star-shaped highlights from nighttime illuminations or reflections on the water. The user can even apply multiple filters to a single image.
|Lens||PENTAX zoom lens, 7 elements in 6 groups (3 aspherical elements)|
|Focal Length||5.1 - 25.5mm|
|35mm equivalent focal length||approx. 28 - 140mm|
|Aperture||F3.5(W) - F5.9(T)|
|Digital Zoom||approx. 6.25X|
|Intelligent Zoom||approx. 6.5X at 7M, approx. 31.3X at 640 (including optical zoom)|
|Motion Blur Reduction||Still||CCD-Shift-Type (SR : Shake Reduction)
Highi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
|Movie||Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)|
|Focus||Type||9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF|
(From lens face)
0.4m - infinity (at wide setting), 1.0m - infinity (at tele setting)
1.31ft. - infinity (at wide setting), 3.3 ft. - infinity (at tele setting)
0.1 - 0.5m (at wide setting), 0.2 - 0.5m (at tele setting)
0.33 - 1.64 ft. (at wide setting), 0.66 - 1.64 ft. (at tele setting)
0.08 - 0.15m (at focal length of 6.36mm)
0.26 - 0.49 ft. (at focal length of 6.36mm)
Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available
|Face Detection||Face Detection AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces.
Smile Capture. Blink Detection.
|Pet Detection||Detect and recognize up to 3 pets' faces pre-registered in the memory|
|Number of Effective pixels||approx. 12.1 megapixels|
|Image Sensor||1/2.3" CCD|
|Number of Recorded pixels||Still||12M, 9M(16:9), 7M, 5.3M(16:9), 5M, 3.8M(16:9), 3M, 2.1M(16:9), 1024, 640|
|Movie||1280, 640, 320|
|Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)||Auto, Fixed (ISO 80 - 6400)|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting|
|Display||2.7" Wide LCD , approx. 230K dots, AR coating|
|Exposure Control||Metering System||Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Compensation||±2EV (1/3EV steps)|
|Scene modes||Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Half-length Portrait, Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Fireworks, Frame Composite, Party, Natural Skin Tone, Candlelight, Text, Blog, Digital Wide, Digital Panorama, Green|
|Playback modes||Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Digital Filter(B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Brightness Filter), Original Frame, Frame Composite, Movie Edit, Red-eye Compensation, Subscreen Input, Resize, Cropping, Image/Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Start-up Screen, Face close up playback|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 - 1/4 sec. (at wide setting) 1/1500 - 1/4 sec. (at tele setting) 4 sec. at most (in Night Scene mode setting)|
|Built-in flash||Modes||Flash-on and Flash-off modes.
"Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge. Soft Flash
approx. 0.15 - 4.0m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.49 - 13 ft. (ISO Auto)
approx. 1.0 - 2.4m (ISO Auto)
approx. 3.3 - 7.9 ft. (ISO Auto)
|Drive Modes||One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, Remote Ctonrol|
|Storage Media||Built-in Memory (approx. 26.7MB), SD/SDHC Memory Card|
|Power Source||Rechargeable D-LI92 lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter kit is also available|
|Battery life||Still*: Approx. 250 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: Approx. 300 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
|Interfaces||USB2.0(Hi-Speed), AV terminal|
|Dimensions||approx. 100.5(W) x 65.0(H) x 28.0(D)mm (including lens depth)
approx. 4.0(W) x 2.6(H) x 1.1(D) inches
|Weight||With battery & SD card||approx. 153g (loaded and ready)
approx. 5.4 oz.
|Body||approx. 132g (without battery and SD memory card)
approx. 4.7 oz.
* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots
recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending
on operating conditions.
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
[ Storage capacity ]
|Built-in Memory *||6||11||14||16||20||20||27||33||48||100||190|
|Built-in Memory *||0:00:08||0:00:17||0:00:25||0:00:50||0:00:40||0:01:17||0:21:09|
* Approx. 26.7MB
The maximum file size is 2GB for movie.
The maximum length is 24 hours for Voice recording.