Digital Compact Cameras: Optio S10
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Note: The image size is fixed at 3.0 megapixels when the Half-length Portrait mode is selected.
The Optio S10 is one of the most compact, lightweight in the 10-effective-megapixels class. Despite its compact dimensions however, it delivers outstanding, high-quality images. In addition, it features a wide-view LCD monitor to assure easy viewing from many different angles. Thanks to its built-in LCD booster, you can check captured images effortlessly even under harsh sunshine.
to Push Sensitivity up to ISO 3200 at Night and in the Dark
The Optio S10's Digital SR (Shake Reduction) system comes handy in the dark. When it detects low-lighting conditions, it automatically raises the sensitivity level up to ISO 3200 to prevent camera or subject shake.
for Blur-Free Movie Clips
The Optio S10's Movie SR (Shake Reduction) system minimizes annoying camera shake in movie shooting, while letting 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, it assures high-quality, blur-free movie clips in a wide variety of applications.
to Maintain Constant Focus on Active Subjects for Timely
Once the subject is captured in focus, the Optio S10'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 when the subject is an active child or unpredictable pet.
to Offer Instant Setting of Shooting and Playback Modes via
Simple Icon Selection
The Optio S10 features a user-friendly shooting mode palette to simplify the troublesome mode-selection process. All you have to do to set the desired shooting mode is select the icon on the screen corresponding to your desired mode. The Optio S10 takes care of the rest for you, producing beautiful images frame after frame.
The Optio S10'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. This palette assures quick, effortless setting of the desired function to facilitate image-processing operations.
Innovative Sliding Lens System
for Space-Efficient Lens Storage
The Optio S10 features the PENTAX-developed Sliding Lens System, which stores the zoom lens in two vertical steps. This reduces the overall camera size and enhances portability without adverse effects on optical performance or image quality.
to Add Artistic Touches
Since the Optio S10 offers a set of digital filters, including color, digital and brightness, you can effortlessly edit captured images to add creative and artistic touches — a fun, exciting feature available only to digital camera users.
to Customize Images for Special Occasions
The Optio S10 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.
World-Time and Calendar Functions
for On-the-Road Convenience around the
The Optio S10'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 S10'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 S10 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 S10 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 connected to a TV monitor via the included AV cable, the Optio S10 lets you play back recorded images and movies with sound on a larger screen for fun viewing with family and friends.
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 S10 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 S10 to your PC, for use on a Web site or in a photo album.
The Optio S10 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 • AV cable • USB cable • Strap
• ACDSee for PENTAX image viewing, editing and filing software for Windows
• ACDSee for PENTAX image viewing and filing software for Macintosh
• PCs running Windows 2000, XP or Vista™.
• 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.