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Digital Compact Camera: Optio Z10

Optio Z10
Powerful 7X Optical Zoom Lens to Capture Decisive Moments More Closely

Powerful 7X Optical Zoom Lens to Capture Decisive Moments More Closely The Optio Z10 combines 8.0 effective megapixels with a 7X optical zoom lens that has no lens extension during zooming. This powerful zoom lens allows you to zoom in more closely on your subject and preserve the most decisive moments in greater detail. Thanks to PENTAX's high-performance optical design, it also assures outstanding image quality.

Intelligent Zoom Function to Produce Sharp, Clear Digital Images at High Magnifications

The PENTAX-developed Intelligent Zoom is a step above conventional digital zoom functions. It lets you digitally magnify the subject up to approximately 35.7 times to produce high-quality images as good as those produced by an optical zoom lens.

High-Speed Face-Recognition AF & AE Mode to Effortlessly Capture as Many as 15 Lively Faces

High-Speed Face-Recognition AF & AE Mode to Effortlessly Capture as Many as 15 Lively FacesIn just 0.03 seconds, the Optio Z10 detects up to 15 faces across the image field, then optimizes focus and exposure to produce beautiful images. Since every face is captured cheerfully and attractively, it is ideal for all types of group gatherings, including sport events and holiday parties.

Super-High-Sensitivity Digital SR to Minimize Camera Shake and Subject Shake
Digital SR
to Push Sensitivity up to ISO 3200 at Night and in the Dark

The Optio Z10's Digital SR (Shake Reduction) system comes handy for sunset and indoor scenes and at locations, such as museums, where the use of flash is prohibited. It effectively minimizes camera shake and subject shake by automatically raising the sensitivity up to ISO 3200 and setting a higher shutter speed.

Movie SR
for Blur-Free Movie Clips

The Optio Z10 is also equipped with the Movie SR (Shake Reduction) system. It effectively minimizes annoying camera shake in movie shooting, as 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.

Digital Wide Mode to Produce Extended Landscapes Equivalent to 28mm Wide Angle*

Digital Wide Mode to Produce Extended Landscapes Equivalent to 28mm Wide Angle*There are occasions when you come across a breathtaking landscape, only to find out that your camera is not quite equipped for such wide-angle applications. The Optio Z10's creative Digital Wide mode solves this problem by composing a single, horizontally extended image from two separate images. The overlapping areas of the two original images are automatically aligned and compensated to assure a proper exposure level, so the resulting image looks as natural as any original image.

* Equivalent to a 28mm wide-angle coverage in terms of the 35mm film format.


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

Once the subject is captured in focus, the Optio Z10'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
to Offer Instant Setting of Shooting and Playback Modes via Simple Icon Selection
Shooting Mode Palette
Shooting Mode Palette

The Optio Z10 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 Z10 takes care of the rest for you, producing beautiful images frame after frame.

Playback Mode Palette
Playback Mode Palette

The Optio Z10'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 Z10 provides a set of digital filters including color, soft, fish-eye 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 Z10 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
World-Time Clock to Display Standard Time in 28 Time Zones

The Optio Z10'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

Since the Optio Z10'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 Z10 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 Z10Compatibility with Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching and DPOF

The Optio Z10 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 Z10 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 Z10 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 Z10 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 Z10 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.


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
• ACDSee for PENTAX 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. 10.1.2 or later).

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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