Digital Compact Camera: Optio P70
The Optio P70 features a newly designed Sliding Lens System to realize an astonishingly slim body, with a depth of only 16.5mm. Its compact, stylish and slender body makes it the perfect companion, even for special occasions such as weddings and receptions.
The Optio P70 comes equipped with a zoom lens with a 27.5mm wide-angle coverage. This not only makes it possible to preserve beautiful images of breathtaking landscapes, but also to capture high-quality images of large groups from a short distance away. Coupled with a 4X optical zoom capability and 12.0 effective megapixels, you’re assured of top-grade images over the entire zoom range.
Since the Optio P70’s Face-Recognition AF & AE function captures as many as 32 faces beautifully and in crisp focus, you have nothing to worry when shooting group snapshots involving a large number of people. The Smile Capture function then automatically releases the shutter the instant it detects the subject’s smile. Finally, the triple anti-shake protection system, combining the High-sensitivity SR and Movie SR modes with a new Pixel Track SR mode, effectively minimizes the adverse effects of camera shake and subject shake during the recording of both still images and movie clips.
The Optio P70’s advanced Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene. This eliminates the time and trouble required for shooting mode changes, letting you capture once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities and preserve your precious moments with great ease.
The Optio P70 features a new Vertical Snap mode, which lets you take vertical images with the same ease of operation as a cellphone. It even lets you turn the power on and off, and zoom the lens in and out, with simple pushbutton operation on the camera’s back panel. The Optio P70 also offers a choice of 90 different photo frames — including whimsical animal ears — to produce eye-catching, fun-packed images. With all these features, the Optio P70 is designed to make digital photography more fun and more creative.
Automatic Switching to the Macro Mode for Close-Range Subjects
When the Optio P70 detects a subject at a close distance, it automatically measures the distance to the subject, and switches its autofocus system to the macro mode. This saves you from troublesome mode-switching operations, and allows you to capture well-defined, close-up images instantly and effortlessly.
Digital Wide Mode
to Composite One Spectacular Scene from Two Images
The Optio P70’s Digital Wide mode lets you effortlessly preserve a breathtaking landscape or extra-wide subject in a single image. Simply take a pair of vertical images by following the camera’s instructions, and the Optio P70 automatically composites them into a single image, which appears so natural and seamless to everyone’s eye.
to Maintain Constant Focus on Active Subjects for Timely
Once the subject is captured in focus, the Optio P70’s auto-tracking AF mode keeps it in 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 when the subject is an active child or unpredictable pet.
to Offer Instant Setting of Desired Shooting and Playback Modes
via Simple Icon Selection
The Optio P70 features a user-friendly shooting mode palette to simplify the troublesome mode-selection process. Simply select an icon corresponding to the desired mode on the screen, and the Optio P70 takes care of the rest for you to produce beautiful images, frame after frame.
The Optio P70’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. It assures quick, effortless setting of the desired function to facilitate image-processing operations.
High-Quality, Blur-Free Movie Clips
The Optio P70 lets you capture beautiful movie clips at sizes up to 1280 x 720 pixels and at 16:9 high-definition TV proportions. Coupled with the digital Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode, this assures high-quality, blur-free movie clips in a wide variety of applications.
to Add Personal Touches for Creative Expressions
Since the Optio P70 incorporates an array of digital filters, including black & white, sepia, color, soft and color extraction, you can easily add creative and artistic touches to your images — one of the great benefits available only to digital photography.
World-Time and Calendar Functions
for On-the-Road Convenience around the
The Optio P70’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.
Since the Optio P70’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.
When connected to a PictBridge-compatible printer via the included USB cable, the Optio P70 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.
The Optio P70 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.
When you like to share recorded images and movies with your family or friends, simply connect the Optio P70 to a TV monitor via the included AV cable. You can play back memorable scenes and sounds on a larger screen for great fun.
When you want to share special memories with your friends or relatives, you can make copies of recorded images or movies on a DVD or videotape, simply by connecting the Optio P70 to a DVD recorder or video deck via the included AV cable. Such copies also allow other people to watch the memorable scenes comfortably on a larger TV or projector screen.
Using the included USB cable, you can easily transfer images captured by the Optio P70 to your PC, for use on a Web site or in a photo album.
The Optio P70 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.
•Rechargeable lithium-ion battery •Battery charger •AC power cord •USB cable •AV cable •Strap
•ACDSee for PENTAX 3.0 image viewing, editing and filing software for Windows
•ACDSee 2.0 for Macintosh image viewing and filing software
•PCs running Windows 2000, XP or Vista™.
•Macintosh computers running OS X (Ver. 10.1.2 to 10.5).
•The operating system must be pre-installed and updated to the latest version.
•The computer must be equipped with USB terminals.