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Pentax OptioMX4 4 to 5 Megapixel

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  • MPNOptio MX4
    Product ID22822663
    Depth4.1 in.
    Width2.9 in.
    Height2.3 in.
    Memory TypeSD Card
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • 16 MB Memory Card • Lithium Battery • Lens Cap • Strap
    Weight0.73 lb.
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS 9 • Apple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Optical Zoom10x
    Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    Camera Resolution4 Megapixel
    Aperture Rangef2.9/f3.5 (w/t)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA) • 640 x 480 (VGA) • 160 x 120
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset) • Shade (Preset)
    Video FormatQuickTime
    Resolution4 Megapixel
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    Shutter Speed4 - 1/2000 sec
    Digital Zoom10x
    Compression ModesFine • SuperFine • Normal
    Video Speed30 fps
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Focus TypeAutofocus & Manual Focus
    Compression TypeJPEG
    35mm Zoom Lens38 - 380 mm
    Focal Length5.8 - 58 mm
    LCD Panel Size1.8 in.
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2304 x 1728 • 1600 x 1200 • 1024 x 768
    Focus Range15.72 in. to Infinity (w) / 46.8 in. to Infinity (t)
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash
    Macro Focus Rangein. (w)
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position

Product Description

From births to graduations, weddings to retirements, capture digital stills and high-quality video. Get closer to all the action with a 10X optical zoom lens. Capture every detail with 4.0 megapixel resolution. And never miss a moment with the unique, rotating trigger handle. The compact design fits in the palm of your hand and travels everywhere.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by schreibf a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2005

Strengths:    see main

Weaknesses:    see main

Bottom Line:   
What I liked:
10x enclosed zoom, useable while movie shooting
compact size
low cost
very decent (up to) 4MP pics from 1/2.7 inch CCD sensor
640x480, 320x240, 160x120 at 30 and 15 fps (MP4 ; .MOV ), ~20 min from 500M SD memory at 640x480, 30fps, "best" mode
easy to use, easy menus, "many" controls

What I didn't like:
battery charges outside camera
slow start and shutter to shot times
frequent focus "hunting" during movie mode
no stabilization; shaky, fuzzy higher mag. hand held shots/movies
"lowish" sound pickup sensitivity (max. setting)
"poorish" sound playback


Somewhat unusual configuration, easily adapted. Makes very good "take along" camera for informal shots & movies. Much much better than saying "I wish I had brough along my ..."

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Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Meijer

Similar Products Used:   Oly, Sony, Fuji, Nikon




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Pentax OptioMX4 - Press Release

[CENTER][B]PENTAX Introduces The OptioMX4: Two Cameras In One Now Offers 4 Megapixels [/B] [/CENTER] GOLDEN, Co. (September 13, 2004)…PENTAX Imaging Company has introduced the new OptioMX4. A compact digital camera with a powerful 10X optical zoom and 4.0 effective megapixels, the OptioMX4 d ... Read More »

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