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Digital Compact Camera: Optio W60

optio W60

Four-Meter Waterproof Capability Expands Your Creative Reach!

Waterproof, Dustproof Design*
to Faithfully Capture the Beautiful Underwater World

The Optio W60 features an airtight, waterproof body that lets you keep taking pictures for up to two hours and at the depth of four meters under the water. Coupled with its 5X optical zoom lens covering 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto, it lets you take the fun of digital photography into the beautiful underwater world. It even offers Underwater and Underwater Movie modes to faithfully reproduce beautiful underwater images. Its movie mode is compatible with the high-vision image size, which assures beautiful movie images during playback.

* Waterproof protection equivalent to JIS Class 8; Dustproof protection equivalent to JIS Class 5.

Waterproof, Dustproof Design to Faithfully Capture the Beautiful Underwater World
Simply rinse the Optio W60 clean with fresh water!

Simply rinse the Optio W60 clean with fresh water!

The Optio W60 is designed to accompany you everywhere: to the garden, where it may get soaked by a sprinkler or covered with mud; or to the kitchen where it may get stained with sauce or covered with flour. Don't worry even when you spill your drink over it. Just rinse it clean with fresh water, and it is ready to accompany you to the next destination!

Note: The Optio W60 is operable under temperatures from -10°C to 40°C.

28mm Wide Angle and High-Power 5X Optical Zoom Lens Capture Spectacular Images

Image captured at 28mm wide angle

Image captured at 35mm wide angle

28mm Wide-Angle Coverage
to Capture Sweeping, Breathtaking Scenery

Since the Optio W60 covers an angle of view as wide as 28mm (in the 35mm format), you can preserve magnificent natural scenes and impressive structures in beautiful, lively images with a true sense of depth, simply by pointing the lens at the subject and releasing the shutter. The Optio W60 captures a world not available with the conventional coverage of 35mm wide angle.


Optical 5X Zoom Lens and Intelligent Zoom Function
to Bring Distant Subjects Closer

Whether it's a breathtaking landscape or an ordinary everyday event, the Optio W60's optical 5X zoom lens captures large, exciting images of distant subjects with great ease. Its Intelligent Zoom function digitally magnifies your subject up to approximately 28.5 times to produce high-quality images as good as those produced by an optical zoom lens.



Macro Mode to Capture Close-up Images from a Distance of 1cm

Macro Mode
to Capture Close-up Images from a Distance of 1cm

The Optio W60's macro mode lets you approach subjects to a minimum distance of one centimeter. You can capture extremely fine-detailed images of various subjects, from your favorite articles to flowers and insects. It lets you express such subjects from totally different perspectives.

Wise Functions Assure Easy Operation and Best Results

New-Generation Auto Picture Mode
to Automatically Select Best Shooting Mode for Seven Different Scenes

The Optio W60 is programmed to automatically and instantly select one of seven shooting modes— Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Sport, Flower and Standard — for a given subject. This new-generation Auto Picture mode lets anyone capture high-quality images more effortlessly than ever before.

New-Generation Auto Picture Mode to Automatically Select Best Shooting Mode for Seven Different Scenes


High-Speed Face Recognition and Smile Capture to Automatically Preesrve Bright Smiles 32-face recognition

High-Speed Face Recognition and Smile Capture
to Automatically Preesrve Bright Smiles 32-face recognition

The PENTAX-original high-speed Face-Recognition AF & AE function detects the position of a subject's face (up to 32 faces across the image field), then optimizes the exposure level for that face in an astonishing 0.03 seconds. By pressing the button, you can also preset the Optio W60 to automatically release the shutter the instant it detects your subject’s smile. What's more, the Optio W60 features a unique Blinking Detection function, which warns you when the subject’s eyes close at the time of shutter release, so you can re-shoot the image right away.


Digital SR and Movie SR to Minimize Camera Shake at Shooting and Playback of Still Images and during Movie Recordings

Digital SR and Movie SR
to Minimize Camera Shake at Shooting and Playback of Still Images and during Movie Recordings

When shooting under low-lighting conditions — such as indoors or at sunsets — take advantage of the Optio W60'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. The Optio W60 also features the Movie SR (Shake Reduction) system, which effectively compensates camera shake during the shooting of movie clips.



Beautiful Movie Clips Captured in
Vibrant 16:9 High-Vision Image Size

The Optio W60 captures movie clips at the high-vision image size (1280 x 720 pixels in 16:9 image proportions). By coupling the Movie SR system that effectively compensates for camera shake during movie recordings with the Underwater Movie mode that optimizes the image quality of movie clips captured under the water, you are always assured of beautiful, blur-free movie clips with minimal effort.

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

Once the subject is captured in focus, the Optio W60'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.

Auto-Tracking AF to Maintain Constant Focus on Active Subjects for Timely Shutter Releases
Digital Filters
to Add Artistic Touches

Because the Optio W60 provides a set of digital filters including black and white, sepia, 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.

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

The Optio W60'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 W60'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 W60 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.

Compatibility with Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching and DPOFCompatibility with Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching and DPOF

The Optio W60 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 and AV Cable for Easy TV Monitor Viewing

AV Output Terminal and AV Cable for Easy TV Monitor ViewingWhen connected to a TV monitor via the included AV cable, the Optio W60 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 W60 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 W60 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 W60 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.


Optio W60 Standard Accessories

• 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 2.0 for Macintosh image viewing and filing software

USB connection requirements:

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

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


About the water proof and dustproof function for Optio W60 digital camera.
  • This camera is provided with a waterproof/dustproof design complying with JIS waterproof grade 8 and JIS dustproof grade 5 (equivalent to IP58).
  • To enhance the waterproof performance of the camera, the front of the lens is protected by glass. As any dirt or water on the glass will affect the quality of pictures taken, the glass should be kept clean at all times.
  • Leaving the camera on the sand at the beach may cause the camera to exceed its operating temperature or cause the speaker or microphone to become blocked with sand.
  • The camera will sink if dropped in water, so be sure to attach the strap and slip the strap over your wrist when using the camera in or near water.
  • Be sure to check that the battery/card/terminal cover is securely locked before using the camera in an environment where it is likely to get wet or dirty, such as underwater or at the beach. Water, sand or dirt inside the camera may cause failure of the camera. Wipe off any water or dirt with a dry cloth as soon as possible after using the camera.
  • Avoid opening the battery/card/terminal cover at the beach or by the sea. Wait until the camera is completely dry before changing the battery or the SD Memory Card. Avoid changing the battery or card where the camera is likely to get wet or dirty, and make sure that your hands are dry.
  • If the camera is very dirty or after it has been used in the sea, make sure that it is turned off and the battery/card/terminal cover is firmly closed before rinsing it under running tap water or leaving it in a bowl of clean water for a short time (2 or 3 minutes).
  • Avoid cleaning with agents such as soapy water, mild detergents, and alcohol as this may compromise the waterproof performance of the camera.
  • Wipe off any dirt or sand on the waterproof packing or the packing contact surface. The camera waterproof function may be compromised by loose packing or cracks or dents in the packing or packing contact surface. If there is any such damage, contact your nearest PENTAX Service Center.
  • To maintain the waterproof performance of the camera, you are recommended to change the waterproof packing once a year. Contact your nearest PENTAX Service Center regarding changing the packing. (A charge will be made.)
  • Avoid subjecting the camera to substantial vibrations, shocks, or pressure as this may cause a loss in waterproof performance. If the camera is subjected to substantial vibrations, shocks or pressure, take your camera to your nearest PENTAX Service Center and have it checked.
  • Avoid getting sunscreen or sun oil on the camera as it may cause discoloration of the surface. If any oil gets on the camera, wash it off immediately with warm water.
  • The waterproof function does not apply to the camera accessories.

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