Pentax Optio X Specifications

Pentax Optio X
Release Date August 2004
Price ~$320
Pixel Count 5.0 Million
Camera Type Ultra-compact
Highest Resolution 2560x1920
Lower Resolutions 2304x1728, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.5"
LCD Screen Size 2.0"
Optical Zoom 3x; 36 - 107mm equivalent
Digital Zoom 4x
Focus Range 1.3' - Infinity
Macro Normal: 7.1 - 19.7"; Super: 2.4 - 7.9"
Aperture Range f/2.6 - 4.8
Shutter Speeds 4 - 1/2000th sec.
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus Type TTL; contrast-detection
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Thread No
AF-assist Lamp No
ISO 80, 160, 320
Flash Built-in
Flash Range W: 0.6 - 11.8; T: 0.6 - 3.0' (Auto ISO)
Flash Compensation None
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3 increments
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual
Bracketing Yes, Exposure (+/- 2 stops in 1/3 stop increments), White Balance, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation
Metering Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Color Space sRGB
Aperture Priority No
Shutter Speed Priority No
Manual Exposure No
Continuous Drive Yes, unlimited at 0.34 fps (2560x1920/Best)
Self-Timer Yes, 10, 2 sec.
Storage Method SD
Storage Included 14 MB internal memory
Compressed Format JPG
Uncompressed Format None
Quality Settings Best, Better, Good
Video clips 320x240, 15 fps, w/sound, QuickTime MOV, unlimited duration
Battery Type Rechargeable D-LI8
Charger Included Yes, Cradle, Approx. 2 hours
PC Interface USB
TV-out Yes
Tripod Mount Yes, metal
Weight (w/out battery or card) 4.4 oz.
Dimensions 112 x 54 x 18 mm

 Included in the Box
  • Pentax Optio X camera
  • Rechargeable D-LI8 battery
  • USB cradle/charger
  • A/V cable
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Instruction manual
  • Software

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  • vshah - Thursday, February 10, 2005 - link

    my dad has the s410, i have the optio x. i have to admit, the canon is faster and has better image quality. usually what i end up doing is setting the res to 4mp, which is still plenty for printing. this speeds up the camera a bit...

    why use 4mp on a 5mp camera you ask? i just love the design, and this thing is so easy to carry around with you. i end up taking a lot more photos than i would with another camera. my primary purpose for taking photos (with this camera) is to record memories, and it excels at that.
  • semo - Monday, February 7, 2005 - link

    thanks Souka, that camera looks sweet
    here in the uk it is about £200 btw.
  • Souka - Monday, February 7, 2005 - link

    #4 Look at the Canon S410. Great image quality, small size, li-ion recharageable batt, CF cards, durable, and good software to boot.

    I see pricing at about $240 on-line from a variety of vendors....

  • Quiksel - Monday, February 7, 2005 - link

    nice pix of NCSU.... :-D

    i miss my state days... :'(

    ~niko ^_^
  • semo - Monday, February 7, 2005 - link

    from last paragraph on page:
    "However, considering all the downfalls and a price tag of $300+, it might be a better idea to consider other cameras."
    what other cameras? i'm absolutely clueless when it comes to cameras. all i know is that i don't want a thin (compact) camera because that means high price and lower quality. i don't care too much about video and a rechargeable battery is a big plus for me. any ideas?
  • kcma - Monday, February 7, 2005 - link

    maybe there'll be a cheaper 3/4 MP version that's almost as good in image quality =P Reply
  • Souka - Sunday, February 6, 2005 - link

    Why buy a high MP camera if image quality is poor?

  • TinyTeeth - Sunday, February 6, 2005 - link

    310 bucks is cheap for a 5 MP camera. Promising, though it seems to lack some image quality. Reply

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