Pentax Optio S4 Review
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The Optio S4 features a patented sliding lens zoom mechanism that allows the camera's 3X (35-105mm in 35mm equivalent) optical lens to fully recede into the camera housing, flush with the body frame. This novel system helps protect the lens and helps reduce the size of the Optio S4 by almost 60 percent compared to the PENTAX Optio330RS. A new Multi Chip Module in the circuit board and the redesigned chamber have further minimized free space in the Optio S4.
Despite the size, Optio S4 is packed with features found only on larger digital cameras: Records up to 60 seconds of motion video at 15fps with sound, a voice recording mode that also allows for attaching 30-second memos to selected images, a 1.6-inch color LCD monitor with 100% coverage, selectable metering modes, white balance settings, exposure compensation, optical viewfinder, approximately 11MB of built-in memory, SD/MMC card compatible and includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
This little camera delivers a big punch with its variety of shooting modes, including super macro, which captures images from just under 2.4 inches away, and infinity- landscape, which is great for shooting panoramic landscapes, seven Pictures modes, 3-D, panorama assist, digital filter, night scene and more.
The Optio S4 hiding behind a credit card.
Optio S4 Features:
The Optio S4 includes an ACDSee™ software package designed exclusively for PENTAX Optio digital cameras that includes ACDSee™ 5.0. Valued at more than $150, ACDSee™ digital camera software makes it easy to retrieve, view, manage, print, enhance and share your digital photos. The Optio S4 will ship with the software in October in plenty of time for the Holiday 2003 buying season.
The Optio S4 will retail for $550 with an estimated street price of $429.95 USD.
The Optio S4 and a standard CD disc.
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