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Digital Compact Camera: Optio W90


The Optio W90 combines a rugged, all-weather body, a 5X optical zoom lens and 12.1 effective megapixels to capture once-in-a-lifetime scenes in beautiful, brilliant images



With six-meter waterproof, dustproof, and 1.2-meter shockproof performance, the heavy-duty Optio W90 is a superb choice for demanding conditions

The Optio W90 couples outstanding underwater photographic performance (at a depth of six meters, and for up to two hours of continuous operation)* with remarkable dustproof performance for protection against sand, mud and dust.** It's also highly shockproof, capable of withstanding a fall from a height of 1.2 meters,*** and exceptionally well protected against the cold, operating at temperatures as low as -10°C.****

Outdoor-conscious design for use under harsh natural conditions and for active sports scenes

New Digital Microscope mode to discover the wonders of the microscopic world

The Optio W90 is the first digital compact camera to feature the inspired Digital Microscope mode. By combining the optical zoom lens and Intelligent Zoom function at a distance of one centimeter away from a subject, you can record detailed images of the microscopic world — things that can't be seen with the naked eye. Thanks to three LED Macro Lights installed on the front surface of the lens barrel, the Optio W90 captures clear, bright images of the subject, even when the close distance of the camera makes it cast a shadow on the subject. This innovative mode can give you many surprising discoveries during outdoor nature observation.

12.1 effective megapixels and 5X optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage to beautifully depict all subjects - from breathtaking scenery to tightly framed snapshots

Despite its compact, waterproof body, the Optio W90 features 12.1 effective megapixels and a powerful 5X optical zoom lens to assure outstanding image quality. By coupling the zoom lens with the Intelligent Zoom function, you can extend the zoom range up to approximately 31 times without compromising image quality.

Creative Ink Rubbing filter to preserve a big catch as an ink-print image

The new Ink Rubbing filter is perfect for enthusiastic anglers, as it preserves a big or rare fish as a monochromatic, high-contrast image, like the ink prints popular in Asia, to create a lasting record of a special catch.

HDTV-proportioned, high-resolution movie viewing with HDMI terminal

The Optio W90 lets you capture beautiful movie clips at 16:9 high-definition TV proportions. Thanks to its HDMI micro terminal, you can enjoy dynamic, high-resolution movie clips simply by connecting the Optio W90 to a high-definition TV set.

 
Automatic detection of 32 faces, with Smile Capture and Blink Detection functions

The Optio W90's advanced Face Detection AF & AE function captures as many as 32 faces beautifully and in crisp focus, even when the faces are tilted or turned sideways. It comes particularly in handy when shooting commemorative photos of a large group. The Optio W90 also features the Smile Capture function to automatically release the shutter the instant it detects the subject's smile, and the Blink Detection function to warn you when the subject's eyes close at the time of shutter release.

Auto Picture mode
for hands-off selection of the most appropriate shooting mode from eight options

The Optio W90's sophisticated Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from eight distinctive options — Standard, Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Sport, Flower and Candlelight — for a given subject or scene.

Pixel Track SR and High-Sensitivity anti-shake modes
to minimize camera shake

Releasing the shutter often causes camera shake. When this problem occurs, the Optio W90 instantly activates the Pixel Track SR (Shake Reduction) mode to compensate for the shake. When shooting under poor lighting, such as dimly lit indoor locations, the Optio W90's High-Sensitivity anti-shake mode automatically raises the sensitivity to as high as ISO 6400 to effectively minimize both camera shake and subject shake. These two reliable modes are the key to beautiful, blur-free images under all lighting conditons.

Auto-Tracking AF
to maintain constant focus on active subjects for timely shutter releases

Once the subject is captured in focus, the Optio W90's Auto-Tracking AF mode keeps it in 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.

Digital filters
to add personal touches for creative expressions

In addition to the conventional digital filters such as Black & White, Sepia and Color, the Optio W90 also offers other creative options, including Toy Camera, Retro, Soft, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Fish-eye, and Brightness. These filters lets you add creative and artistic touches to your images with minimal effort.

Small Face filter
for better proportioned, more attractive portraits

The Optio W90's innovative Small Face filter makes the subject's appear slightly smaller than in reality in recorded images, helping you to create better proportioned, more attractive portraits.

Original Frame function
to mark special occasions with favorite photo frames

The Optio W90 comes with 45 different decorative photo frames in two different sizes to produce eye-catching, fun-packed pictures.

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 W90's built-in clock is a handy tool on overseas trips, as it provides the real-time display of standard time in 75 cities in 28 time zones around the world, as well as the time difference between your home town and travel destination.

Calendar function for day-by-day display of captured images

Since the Optio W907s 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.

Other features
  • Pet Detection mode to automatically detect the faces of up to three cats or dogs
  • D-Range setting to prevent whitewashed (overexposed) and blacked-out (underexposed) areas in the image
  • Panorama and Digital Wide modes for the composition of unique, eye-catching images
  • AF spotbeam projector to assure pinpoint autofocusing in the dark
  • Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
  • Face Magnification mode to automatically magnify the faces recorded in the Face Detection AF & AE function during playback
  • CALS mode conforming to the Construction CALS (Commerce at Light Speed) standards

For Printing
optio W20Compatibility with Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching and DPOF

The Optio W90 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 (AV cable included) for easy TV monitor viewing

When you like to share recorded images and movies with your family or friends, simply connect the X90 to a TV monitor via the included AV cable. You can play back memorable scenes and sounds on a larger screen for great fun. You can even play back movie clips along with sounds.

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 W90 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

Using the included USB cable, you can easily transfer images captured by the Optio W90 to your PC, for use on a Web site or in a personal photo album.

ArcSoft Media Impression 2.0 for PENTAX software (Windows and Mac versions) for image viewing and filing

ArcSoftThe Optio W90 comes with the ArcSoft Media Impression 2.0 for PENTAX software (available on the accompanying CD-ROM) for the viewing. filing and editing of recorded still images and movie clips on a PC.


Optio W90 standard accessories

· Rechargeable lithium-ion battery · Battery charger · AC power cord · USB cable · AV cable · Strap · Carabinar strap · Software (CD-ROM)

Software (CD-ROM)

· ArcSoft Media Impression 2.0 for PENTAX image viewing, filing and editing software (Windows version)
· ArcSoft Media Impression 2.0 for PENTAX image viewing, filing and editing software (Macintosh version)

USB connection requirements:

· PCs running Windows XP (SP2), Vista™ or 7
· Macintosh computers running OS X (Ver. 10.3.9, 10.4, 105 or 10.6)

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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