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Digital Compact Camera: Optio V20

optio V20
High-Power 5X Optical Zoom Lens for High-Quality Zoom Images

High-Power 5X Optical Zoom Lens for High-Quality Zoom Images Despite its compact dimensions, the Optio V20 features a high-power 5X optical zoom lens to zoom in on the subject. When combined with its digital zoom capability, it offers an astonishing 25.5X zoom range, making it possible to capture large, exciting images of distant subjects with great ease.

Extra-Large 3.0-Inch Wide-View LCD Monitor with Comfortable Multi-Angle Viewing

Extra-Large 3.0-Inch Wide-View LCD Monitor with Comfortable Multi-Angle ViewingIn its compact, stylish body, the Optio V20 sports an extra-large 3.0-inch color LCD monitor. This wide-view monitor features an IPS (In Plane Switching)-format LCD panel and an AR (Anti-Reflection) coating to assure optimum viewing comfort from various angles during both shooting and playback. It also offers a bright, clear monitor image — not only indoors under poor lighting, but also outdoors under bright sunshine — to facilitate the confirmation of images and photographic data.

Smile Capture Function to Automatically Capture Bright Smiles

Smile Capture Function to Automatically Capture Bright Smiles

In addition to the responsive Face-Recognition AF & AE function, the Optio V20 features the user-friendly Smile Capture function, which automatically releases the shutter the instant it detects your subject’s smile. Its unique Blinking Detection function even warns you when the subject’s eyes close at the time of shutter release, so you can re-shoot the image right away.

Minimal Camera Shake Assured for Shooting and Playback

When shooting under low-lighting conditions, take advantage of the Optio V20’s Digital SR (Shake Reduction) system. It automatically assures a higher shutter speed by raising the sensitivity level as high as ISO 6400 to minimize camera shake and subject shake. This Digital SR system even assists you during image playback, as it effectively compensates subtle shaking in recorded images.

Digital Wide Mode to Composite One Spectacular Scene from Two Images

Digital Wide Mode to Composite One Spectacular Scene from Two Images

The Optio V20’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 visual instructions; the Optio V20 automatically composites them into a single image which appears natural and seamless to the eye.


Auto-Tracking AF
to Maintain Constant Focus on Active Subjects for Timely Shutter Releases

Once the subject is captured in focus, the Optio V20’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.

Mode Palettes
for Instant Setting of Shooting and Playback Modes via Simple Icon Selection
Shooting Mode Palette

The Optio V20 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 V20 takes care of the rest for you, producing beautiful images frame after frame.

Playback Mode Palette

The Optio V20’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.

Digital Filters
to Add Artistic Touches

Because the Optio V20 provides a set of digital filters including color, soft and brightness, you can effortlessly edit captured images to add creative and artistic touches — a fun, exciting feature available only to digital camera users.

Photo Frames
to Customize Images for Special Occasions

The Optio V20 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 Globe
World-Time Clock to Display Standard Time in 28 Time Zones

The Optio V20’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

Since the Optio V20’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 V20 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 V20Compatibility with Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching and DPOF

The Optio V20 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 V20 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 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 V20 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.

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 V20 to your PC, for use on a Web site or in a photo album.

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

ACDSeeThe Optio V20 comes with the ACDSee 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.


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 3.0 image viewing, editing and filing software for Windows
• ACDSee 2 for Mac image viewing and filing software for Macintosh

USB connection requirements:

• PCs running Windows 2000, XP or Vista™
• Macintosh computers running OS 9.2 or X (Ver. 10.1.2to 10.5)

Notes:
• The operating system must be pre-installed and updated to the latest version.
• The computer must be equipped with USB terminals.


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