Pentax Optio A40 digital camera
Optio A40
at a glance
4000 x 3000
3x optical zoom
2.5" lcd viewer
D-LI68  rechargeable
Pentax Optio A40 review summary
camera date Oct 07  
pixels / class 12.4M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  2 reviews
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Pentax Optio A40 specifications
lens / zoom  37mm - 111mm (3x) (dig 6x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 35cm / 6cm
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 / 6cm - 7.1m
viewfinder  lcd screen
iso ratings  50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200i
image size  4000x3000 / 3648x2736 / 3072x2304  / 2592x1944 / 2048x1536 / 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  optical image stabilization
PictBridge compliant
Pentax Optio A40 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
18May08 Pentax Optio A40 review at Steves-digicams
14Mar08 Pentax Optio A40 review at TrustedReviews
News, guides, hints & tips
03Oct07 Pentax Optio A40 press summary
Forum discussions
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Pentax Optio A40 announcement clippings

The Optio A40 is PENTAX's first digital camera with 12.0 effective megapixels, which enables for ultra high-definition images. It is newly equipped with a large, 1/1.7-inch CCD that has a wide light receiving area that is superior in tone reproduction. Through the incorporation of a new image engine that has excellent color reproducibility and smc PENTAX lens, which has a reputation as having high resolving power, the Optio A40 pursues even higher image quality and further enhanced performance.

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