Pentax Optio S6 Review
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While the PENTAX Optio S6 dimensions have slimmed down, the camera's generous 2.5 inch LCD monitor offers low reflection with a built-in backlighting mechanism so images may be viewed clearly even outdoors in sunny weather. As a result, the Optio S6 makes it easy to compose shots, playback recorded images for confirmation and select functions with smooth menu navigation.
Featuring a 1/2.5 inch primary color CCD, the Optio S6 delivers outstanding 6.0 effective megapixel performance. It also boasts an smc PENTAX lens that makes use of PENTAX original coating to achieve minimized ghosting and flare, a high-performance ASIC* that delivers refined image processing, and new improved noise reduction with the power to deliver true-to-life color gradation and rich texture, even at high sensitivities.
An innovative, translucent Mode palette displays multiple mode icons for shooting and playback on the LCD monitor to allow users to select from the diverse range of 15 shooting mode icons and 14 playback icons while viewing the image on the screen.
Offering movie shooting with 640x480 recording pixels at a swift rate of 30fps (frames per second), the Optio S6 delivers smooth movies with camcorder quality. The Optio S6 also offers the advantage of DivX MPEG-4 image compression that makes it possible to shoot movies of a longer duration, while a useful movie Anti-shake function makes results noticeably more stable.
For subjects on the go, the Optio S6 features Tracking AF to follow subjects that move around the frame and still maintain precise focusing for pin-sharp results. This mode is automatically activated upon selection of Sport and Pet modes.
The Optio S6 also features built-in movie editing features, a voice recording mode
that also allows for attaching 30-second memos to selected images, selectable metering
modes, white balance settings, exposure compensation, approximately 23MB of built-in
memory expandable with any size SD card, audio-video output for display on TV sets and
USB connectivity with your computer and direct printing with any
PictBridge compatible printer.
Optio S6 Features:
PENTAX will ship the Optio S6 in October 2005 for under $350 US.
The Optio S6 compared in size to a standard CD.
The Optio S6 and the Sanyo Xacti E6.
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