Digital Compact Camera: Optio Z10
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.
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.
In 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.
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.
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.
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.
to Maintain Constant Focus on Active Subjects for Timely
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.
to Offer Instant Setting of Shooting and Playback Modes via
Simple Icon Selection
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
When 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.
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.
When 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.
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.
Using 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.
The 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.
• 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.