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Pentax Germany announces Optio SVi

Pentax Germany announces the Optio SVi, follow on to the Optio SV. The difference between these two cameras seems cosmetic only, a new aluminous body with on the right side a provision for a firmer grip.  We could not find any other differences in the product specifications, so the main features of the new Pentax Optio SVi remain:
 - CCD with 5 megapixels effective resolution
 - 5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom
 - 1,8" TFT LCD Monitor with 118.000 pixels...

SPECIFICATIONS

Pentax Germany announces Optio SVi - digital camera and photography newsTYPE : compact camera with zoom and internal flash

LENS: PENTAX smc zoom 5.8 mm - 29 mm/2.8 ~ 4,7
 (approx. 36 mm - 180 mm equiv. 35 mm film),
 10 elements in 8 groups (2 aspheric lens elements)

Optical zoom: 5x
Digital zoom: 4x

CCD: 1/2,5' ' Interline transfer CCD with primary color filter

Picture resolution:
 2560 × 1920 pixels,
 2048 × 1536 pixels,
 1600 × 1200 pixels,
 1024 × 768 pixels,
 640 × 480 pixels

ISO: 50/100/200/400 (automatically, manually)

Focusing range with auto focus Normal range: 60 cm - infinite,
Macro: 12 cm - 70 cm,
Super macro: 3 cm - 14 cm (with 5.8 mm)
Focusing range with manual 3 cm - infinite

Exposure measurement TTL exposure measurement
Exposure correction ±2 EV (1/3EV steps)
Shutter approx. 1/2000 sec. until 4 sec..

Flash range: approx. 0.12 m to approx. 4.2 m (5.8 mm and ISO 200)
 Tele: approx. 0.6 m to approx. 2.5 m (29 mm and ISO 200)

Monitor: 1,8"-TFT-Color-LCD (Low Reflection) with 118.000 pixels

File format: JPEG (Exif 2,2)

Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG format)

Memory:  SD memory card

Battery: Rechargeable lithium ion Battery (D-li8),

Print:  Pict Bridge support

Dimension: 91.5 x 56 x 28 mm
Weight 150 g (without battery and card), 165 g (ready for use)

Connections: USB 2,0 High speed, AV (NTSC, PAL)
May 12, 2005
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