Pentax Optio A10 Review
Click on the Optio A10 to take a 360° QuickTime VR tour
PENTAX developed Shake Reduction to eliminate situations where camera shake typically causes blurred images such as telephoto or indoor shots without a flash. The Shake Reduction mechanism is made possible by two internal gyro sensors that detect camera shake while a dedicated CPU calculates the required correction to compensate for the level of camera shake while focusing. In turn, a proprietary mechanism adjusts the CCD automatically based on the calculation and compensates for the camera shake to help deliver sharper images.
Auto picture mode makes taking photos easy and fun. Selecting the Auto picture mode from the shooting Mode palette has the camera automatically select from Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, or Standard mode according to the shooting conditions. The user can also manually select the recording mode when desired. The Candle Light mode lets you capture natural looking 4MP pictures in low light without the flash by boosting the ISO sensitivity up to 800.
The Optio A10 smoothly captures movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at sizes up to 640 x 480 pixels with image quality rivaling camcorders. Since it employs the DivX MPEG-4 movie format,* the Optio A10 can record longer, high-quality movies. Camera shake can also be corrected automatically by switching on the Movie anti-Shake feature. (* The Optio A10 is DivX® certified. Movie playback is not supported on Macintosh operating systems.)
Despite the slim body, the Optio A10 manages to fit in a large 2.5 inch LCD monitor with the clarity of approximately 232,000 pixels. The monitor is easy to see even in bright locations because of its backlight and low-reflection type. All of this means it is easier to navigate menus, make settings, and compose shots as well as to display crisper, more beautiful images.
The included Charging Stand recharges the high-capacity Li-ion battery in the camera and
a second battery at the same time so you'll never get caught with a dead battery.
Images and Movies can be easily transferred to PC and Mac computers with the camera's
USB data port. Display your pictures and movies on your TV with the audio-visual
The Optio A10 compared in size to a standard CD.
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Optio A10 Specifications
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)