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Pentax Optio S40 digital camera
Optio S40
at a glance
2304 x 1728
3x optical zoom
1.6" lcd viewer
li-ion CR-V3 battery
Pentax Optio S40 review summary
camera date Feb 04  out of production
pixels / class 4.2M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  2 reviews
image quality not rated image quality rating  
ease of use not rated usability rating  
camera body not rated camera body rating  
digital features not rated digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls not rated photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography not specified yet
Pentax Optio S40 specifications
lens / zoom  35 mm - 105 mm (3x) (dig 2.6x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 40 cm / 6 cm
metering mode  multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F2.6 / F4.8
white balance  auto | manual - 5 presets
shutter  auto / 4s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 5 modes / 0.2m - 3.5m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  50 / 100 / 200 / 400
image size  2304 x 1728 / 2048x1536 / 1600 x 1200 / 1024 x 768 / 640 x 480
image format  jpeg (exif2.2)
image compr.  good / better / best
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self-timer 10s
video options  avi 320 x 240 (30fps)
audio options  wav mono
connectivity  usb / video (NTSC / PAL)
storage  11 MB internal, SD / MMC card
platform  Windows 98/2000/ME/XP, Mac OS 8.6+
extra features  histogram display
Pentax Optio S40 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
02Sep04 Pentax Optio S40 review by Quesabesde  (es)
06May04 Pentax Optio S40 review by Steves-digicams
News, guides, hints & tips
09Feb04 Pentax press release
Forum discussions
Pentax UK User Forum Pentax Forum
Who can help me with this camera 

Pentax Optio S40 announcement clippings

Sporting a sleek aluminum design, the PENTAX Optio S40 features an exciting, new “help” function.  Offering simple-to-understand explanations in a regular or enlarged font for easier viewing, the “help” function guides new, and old hands, through the camera's array of digital features with a simple touch.

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