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Digital Compact Camera: Optio M30

optio M30
Face-Recognition AF & AE. Automatic Detection of the Subject's Face to Assure Pinpoint Focus and Proper Exposure

The Optio M30 features the user-friendly Face-Recognition AF & AE function, which automatically detects the position and lighting condition of the subject's face to assure sharp focus and proper exposure. This intelligent function automatically gives you natural, beautiful skin tones, frame after frame.

Digital SR (Shake-Reduction)

When the Optio M30 detects low-lighting conditions, it automatically raises its sensitivity level — up to ISO 3200 — to allow higher shutter speeds. Whether shooting indoors, under the shade or at sunset, it lets you minimize camera shake and prevent blurred images without the use of the built-in auto flash, while preserving the prevailing atmosphere.

High-Powered Auto Flash. Clear Images of the Subject at 15.5 Meters and in the Dark

The Optio M30 combines a high-powered built-in auto flash with a top sensitivity of ISO 3200 to beautifully expose subjects standing as far away as 15.5 meters from the camera. As the result, you can capture sharp, clear images of figures and backgrounds, which would be illegible with less-powerful flashes.

Auto Macro. Automatic Switching to the Macro Mode for Close-Range Subjects

Auto Macro. Automatic Switching to the Macro Mode for Close-Range SubjectsThe Optio M30 automatically measures the distance to the subject, switching its autofocus system to macro mode for subjects at a close distance. Without requiring troublesome mode-switching operations, you capture well-defined, close-up images instantly and effortlessly.

Auto-Tracking AF
Constant Focus and Timely Shutter Release Assured for Active Subjects

Once the subject is captured in focus, the Optio M30's auto-tracking AF mode keeps it in crisp focus, even when it moves around in the image field. By eliminating the need for frequent refocusing, this lets you effortlessly capture the decisive moment — even with an unpredictable pet or child.

Auto-Tracking AF. Constant Focus and Timely Shutter Release Assured for Active Subjects
Mode Palettes
Speedy Setting of Shooting and Playback Modes via Simple Icon Selection
Mode Palettes. Speedy Setting of Shooting and Playback Modes via Simple Icon Selection
Shooting Mode Palette

The Optio M30 features a user-friendly shooting mode palette to simplify the troublesome process of mode selection. It displays a set of icons corresponding to the available shooting modes for quick, easy selection of the desired mode.

Playback Mode Palette

The Optio M30's playback mode palette offers a set of icons corresponding to the image-editing and photo-retouching functions available after shooting, including trimming and resizing tools and digital filters. You can select the desired function quickly and effortlessly using this palette.

Note: The screens above are simulations and may differ from actual screens.

VGA Movie Format
For High-Quality, Blur-Free Movie Clips

The Optio M30 lets you capture VGA-format movie clips (30 frames per second) at sizes up to 640 x 480 pixels. Coupled with the digital movie anti-shake function, this assures you of high-quality, blur-free movie clips in a wide variety of applications.

Digital Filters
Adding Personal Touches for Artistic Visual Expressions

Since the Optio M30 is equipped with an array of digital filters, including black & white, sepia, color, soft and illustration, you can easily add artistic touches to your images both during and after shooting.

Photo Frames
Customizing Images to Mark Special Occasions

The Optio M30 lets you create an eye-catching framed image with great ease, either by displaying your choice of frame on the screen during shooting or by adding the most fitting frame to a recorded image. You can also replace these frames by downloading new ones from the PENTAX Web site.

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World-Time and Calendar Functions
Assuring On-the-Road Convenience around the Globe
World-Time Clock to Display Standard Time in 28 Time Zones
World-Time Clock to Display Standard Time in 28 Time Zones

The Optio M30's built-in clock is a handy tool on your overseas trips, since it provides real-time display of standard time in 75 cities in 28 time zones around the world. You can even check the time difference between your home town and travel destination on the menu screen.

Calendar Function for Day-by-Day Display of Captured Images
Calendar Function for Day-by-Day Display of Captured Images

Note: The screen above is a simulation, and may differ from an actual screen.

Since the Optio M30's calendar function automatically files captured images into day-by-day folders, you can instantly recall the images recorded on a particular day by selecting that day on the calendar screen. This feature allows you to keep accurate track of a trip or past events.

For Printing
PictBridge Compatibility for Direct Printing Convenience

PictBridgeWhen connected to a PictBridge-compatible printer via the included USB cable, the Optio M30 offers convenient direct printing, eliminating the need to transfer image data to your PC. This direct-printing convenience is available with any PictBridge-compatible printer, regardless of make or model.

Optio M30Compatibility with Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching and DPOF

The Optio M30 is compatible with Exif Print and PRINT Image Matching III to produce beautiful printouts faithful to the camera data. It is also compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) to control the number of prints and date imprint information.

For TV Monitor Viewing and Image Copying
AV Output Terminal for Easy TV Monitor Viewing

AV Output Terminal for Easy TV Monitor ViewingWhen connected to a TV monitor via the included AV cable, the Optio M30 lets you play back recorded images and movies with sound on a larger screen for fun viewing with family and friends.

Copying Memorable Images and Movies to DVD and Videotape

When you want to make copies of recorded images or movies for friends or relatives, simply connect the Optio M30 to a DVD recorder or video deck via the included AV cable. Once you store the images on a DVD or videotape, they can be played back on a larger TV or projector screen, whenever friends or relatives want to recall special memories.

For Image Editing
Image Transfer to PC via USB Cable

Image Transfer to PC via USB CableUsing the included USB cable, you can easily transfer images captured by the Optio M30 to your PC, for use on a Web site or in a photo album.

ACDSee for PENTAX (Windows and Mac versions) for Image Viewing and Filing

ACDSeeThe Optio M30 comes with the ACDSee for PENTAX software (available on the accompanying CD-ROM) for the viewing and filing of recorded images on a PC. The Windows version offers a host of image editing functions, including brightness and color controls and special effects, for the production of refined, original images.

ACD Showtime! for PENTAX (Windows version) for Movie Editing

ACD Showtime!By installing the ACD Showtime! for PENTAX movie editing software (available on the accompanying CD-ROM) on your PC, you can edit recorded movies at will, including deleting unwanted segments and incorporating several movie clips into a single movie.

Convenient All-in-One Package

•Rechargeable lithium-ion battery •Battery charger •AC power cord •AV cable •USB cable •Strap

Software (CD-ROM)

•ACDSee for PENTAX image viewing, editing and filing software for Windows
•ACD Showtime! for PENTAX movie editing software for Windows
•ACDSee for PENTAX image viewing and filing software for Macintosh
•QuickTime 7 for Windows

USB connection requirements:

•PCs running Windows Me, 2000 or XP.
•Macintosh computers running OS 9.2 or X (Ver. 10.1.2 or later).


•The operating system must be pre-installed and updated to the latest version.
•The computer must be equipped with USB terminals.
•QuickTime 6 is required to play back movie clips on PCs running Windows Me/NT operating systems. The accompanying QuickTime 7 cannot be installed on PCs running these operating systems.

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