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Pentax Optio W90

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Pentax Optio W90

The Pentax Optio W90 is a digital camera that is powered by a 1/2.3 inch interline transfer CCD with primary color filter that produces images with an effective pixel of 12.1 at up to 4000x 3000 pixel resolution. Available in black or pistachio green color, the Pentax Optio W90 can also record movies in high definition at 1280x720p pixel resolution at 30/15 fps. It utilizes a lens constructed with 11 elements, in 9 groups (5 aspheric elements) and has an optical zoom of 5X, a focal …

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Pentax Optio W90

The Pentax Optio W90 is a digital camera that is powered by a 1/2.3 inch interline transfer CCD with primary color filter that produces images with an effective pixel of 12.1 at up to 4000x 3000 pixel resolution. Available in black or pistachio green color, the Pentax Optio W90 can also record movies in high definition at 1280x720p pixel resolution at 30/15 fps. It utilizes a lens constructed with 11 elements, in 9 groups (5 aspheric elements) and has an optical zoom of 5X, a focal length (equiv.) of 5-25mm (28-140mm), 6.25X digital zoom (combined zoom: 31.3X; Intelligent zoom: Approx 6.5X at 7M to 31.3X at VGA) and an aperture range of F3.5-5.5. The Pentax Optio W90 also features a 2.7” widescreen TFT color LCD with anti-reflective coating (230,000 dots supported), is wide angle viewable, has TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, and Macro focus, illuminating LEDs; several focus modes, built-in flash, a 26.7MB internal memory with expandability via SD/SDHC card slot; supports ISO sensitivity of up to 6400, enabling users to capture images in dimly lit conditions. With a shutter speed of 1/1500 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode), the camera supports several capture modes that helps users optimize the camera for capturing images in an array of conditions. It also features Face Detection which registered and focuses on faces in a composition and optimizes the settings of the camera to provide users with well-focused portrait shots, Smile Capture which triggers the camera to take the photo when a smile is detected and Blink Detection that prompts the user to capture an image again when a subject’s eyes are closed. The camera also features Pet Recognition (up to 3 faces) digital filters and Image Tone (Bright, Natural, Monochrome) functions. Supporting Burst modes (5M or 3.8M) that help photographers capture fast moving subjects such as sports or even kids, the camera gives users the ability to edit their images or movies on the camera, with functions such as Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Picture In Picture, Resize and Cropping. They can also apply effects such as digital filters (for playback) such as B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, and Fisheye function. The camera supports USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI (type D; supports up to 1080i), and NTSC/PAL video out interface and is powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI88 that provides users with up to 205 shots on a single charge, 250 minutes of video playback time, 85 minutes movie recording time and 300 minutes of audio recording time. The Pentax Optio W90 measures 4.2 x 2.3 x 1.0 inch and weighs 5.1 oz (without battery or removable memory).

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The Pentax Optio W90 is a waterproof camera that allows users to take the camera down to a depth of 20 feet, and is shockproof to 4 feet to withstand the rigors of extreme use. It is also coldproof to sub-freezing temperatures for use in chilly wintery, snowy activities and dustproof for use in dry, sandy climates. Supporting a 12.1 megapixel sensor and wide angle 5X optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent) lens, the Pentax Optio W90 sports a 2.7 inch LCD, with 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio that provides optimizes viewing even in strong light or underwater. The camera also features Digital Microscope mode with LED lens lighting that captures even the smallest and closest macro subjects as near as 1cm from the camera, an HDMI port which allows users to connect the camera to a HDTB to play back high resolution images on the big screen, the ability to capture widescreen 720p HD video at 30 frames per second; Advanced Pixel Track Shake Reduction captures blur-free images in any lighting; Face Detection, Smile Capture, Blink Detection, and processing modes specifically designed for portraiture; as well as remote control from a distance with its infrared remote control capabilities. The Pentax Optio W90 also supports an autofocus assist lamp which focuses even in challenging lighting.

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