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Pentax Optio A30 digital camera
Optio A30
at a glance
3648 x 2736
3x optical zoom
2.5" lcd viewer
D-LI8  rechargeable
Pentax Optio A30 review summary
camera date Mar 07  out of production
pixels / class 10.4M  compact digital camera
overall rating above average overall camera rating  5 reviews
image quality above average image quality rating  
ease of use above average usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls below average photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography recreational
Pentax Optio A30 specifications
lens / zoom  38 mm - 114 mm (3x) (dig 5.4x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 30cm / 5cm
metering mode  multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F2.8 - F5.4
white balance  auto, 4 presets, manual
shutter  auto / 4s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 5 modes / max. 7m
viewfinder  lcd screen
iso ratings  64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (3200 available in Digital SR Mode at 5MP)
image size  3648x2736 / 3072x2304  / 2592x1944 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 1024x768 / 640x480
image format  jpeg (exif2.2)
image compr.  good / better / best
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self-timer 2s, 10s
video options  mpeg-4, with sound -  640x480, 320 x 240 (30 fps)
audio options  wav mono
connectivity  usb 2.0 (high speed),  A/V (NTSC/PAL)
storage  22MB internal, SD, SDHC
extra features  face recognition
PictBridge compliant
Pentax Optio A30 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
17Sep07 Pentax Optio A30 review at DigitalCameraInfo
19Jun07 Pentax Optio A30 review at TrustedReviews
17May07 Pentax Optio A30 review at
17May07 Pentax Optio A30 review at (fr)
15Apr07 Pentax Optio A30 review at Steves-digicams
News, guides, hints & tips
23Feb07 Pentax Optio A30 press summary
Forum discussions
Pentax UK User Forum Pentax Forum
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Pentax Optio A30 announcement clippings

The PENTAX Optio A30 features 10.0 effective megapixels, a 1/1.8 inch CCD with a wide dynamic range  for superior tones, an smc PENTAX zoom lens and an image processing engine that gives a rich color reproduction. The PENTAX original Shake Reduction (SR) technology in the A30 has been improved by adding both Digital and Movie SR for improved image capture in low-light settings and telephoto capture. A unique Face Recognition AF & AE function offers better results in photographs by automatically detecting faces, and then adjusting exposure and focus to properly capture portraits.

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