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The compact Optio M series exterior has been redesigned for 2007. Powered by an ultra-thin Lithium-Ion battery and featuring a miniaturized circuit board, the M30 body is a slim 0.7 inches (18mm). While the aluminum alloy body offers ruggedness as well as gives the camera a sophisticated design.
The Optio M30 features a Digital Shake Reduction mode to adjust the camera sensitivity to as high as ISO 3200 to match the brightness of the subject. Even in low-light conditions, this feature increases shutter speeds to help reduce blurring and improves flash range for capturing subjects at a distance in dark locations.
This new models is equipped with a new Auto-Macro Function that enables close-up photography up to 4.0 inches (10 cm). The Auto-Macro function allows the camera to determine the distance from the subject, even while in the normal focus mode, and automatically switches the focus range to macro mode.
The M30 also features Face Recognition AF & AE technology (Portrait mode only), that automatically detects and focuses on faces regardless of where the people appear in the photo frame. In addition, optimal exposure settings are automatically conducted so that the areas with faces are not darkened even if there is backlighting.
The Optio M30 captures smooth, high-quality movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at a resolution of 640 x 480
pixels. This model is also equipped with a Movie Shake Reduction function, which automatically corrects
camera shake, allowing for steady handheld movies to be taken more easily. Using the "Movie SR" function
results in a narrower field of view than that during normal recording.
The Optio M30 compared in size to a standard CD.
The Optio M30 and its 10-megapixel Optio A30 sibling.
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Optio M30 Specifications
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)
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