Pentax Optio E60 Review

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Pentax Optio E60



Record Modes & Menu Options



Pentax Optio E60

Here you can the camera in "Green" mode. It selects all of the exposure settings, you just simply point-n-shoot, perfect for beginners.



Pentax Optio E60

Auto Picture mode is very close to "Green" mode, it is automatic but it does allow you to choose Image size and quality, ISO, EV Compensation, and movie controls.


Pentax Optio E60

Program AE mode is geared more toward the novice user, and offers a wealth of camera settings, like ISO, White Balance, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast, Exposure Compensation, etc.



Pentax Optio E60

When the shutter is half-pressed and the autofocus locks, the active AF point bracket will shrink and turn green. If the flash in going to fire, the lighting bolt appears. You can also see the aperture and shutter speed values the camera has chosen.



Pentax Optio E60

Press the 4-way controller "MODE" button to change the exposure mode. A brief explanation of a modes intended use is shown below. Choices are: Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Half-length Portrait, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite, and Voice Recording.



Pentax Optio E60

Record Menu options:

    Recorded Pixels - 10M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 16:9, 1024, 640
    Quality Level - Best (***), Better (**) or Good (*)
    Focusing Area - Choose focus mode (Multi, Spot, Tracking)
    Sensitivity - Auto, or User select ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
    EV Compensation - ±2.0 in 1/3EV steps
    Movie - Adjust movie mode settings (shown below)
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    Memory - Saves shooting function settings when camera is turned off
    Date Imprint - On or Off





Pentax Optio E60

Pressing the 4-Way controller left gives you the flash options. Up is the drive mode and timer, and Right is the focus mode including macro focus mode. Macro covers macro: 0.49-1.64 ft.



Pentax Optio E60

Macro mode lets you focus on subjects as close as 3.96 inches from the lens at wide angle.


Pentax Optio E60

You can record 640x480 or 320x320 motion video at 15 or 30 fps with audio. Movie clips are stored as .AVI (Motion JPEG) format video files. While the optical zoom may Not be used during recording, you can preset the desired focal length. The length of these movies is limited only by available memory (max. 2GB clip size). The E60 also features Movie SR (Shake reduction), which helps eliminate blur or shake in you handheld movie clips.




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