Pentax Optio WPi Review

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Pentax Optio WPi


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Pentax Optio WPi

This is the "green" point-n-shoot mode. The camera sets everything for you so that anybody can just pick up the camera and take good pictures.



Pentax Optio WPi

Press the 4-way controller "Down" to bring up this graphical menu of recording modes to choose from: Program, Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Synchronous Sound Record (still image+sound), Landscape, Flower (closeup), Portrait, Underwater, Surf&Snow, Sport, Kids, Pet, Candle and Soft (focus).


Pentax Optio WPi

Press the Green "guide" button to get a description of the different modes.



Pentax Optio WPi

Program AE mode with the real time histogram display enabled. You will also get icons for image size, quality, white balance, and ISO speed. See the menu below for all available settings.

The shutter release is half-pressed, the green AF target marks in the center indicate a good autofocus lock, they turn red when the auto focus fails. The shutter speed and aperture are also displayed.



Pentax Optio WPi

Record menu options:

    Recorded Pixels - 6M, 5M, 4M, 3M, 2M, 1024x768 or 640x480
    Quality Level - Three (Best), Two (Better) or One (Good) "stars"
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent or Manual
    AF Setting - Auto focus area Wide (default) or Spot
    Sensitivity - Auto or fixed at 80, 160, 320, 400, 800 (Candle mode only)
    EV Compensation - Override metering ±2.0EV in 1/3 steps
    Movie - Movie mode: 320x240 or 160x120, color/B&W/sepia, 30 or 15 fps
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    Instant Review - Off, 0.5, 1, 2, 3 or 5 seconds
    Memory - Memorize settings between power on and off
    Sharpness - Settings for minus, normal, plus
    Saturation - Settings for minus, normal, plus
    Contrast - Settings for minus, normal, plus




Pentax Optio WPi

The Macro focus mode covers from 0.4 in. (0.01m) - 2.0 ft (0.6m) in Wide angle and from 19.7 in. (0.5m) to 2.0 ft. (0.6m) in Telephoto.



Pentax Optio WPi

In Manual Focus mode a sliding scale is shown on the LCD with distance marks. While you are adjusting the distance the display is enlarged so you can visually "see" the focus change.



Pentax Optio WPi

You can record 320x240 or 160 x 120 motion video at 15 or 30 fps with audio. Movie clips are stored as QuickTime MOV format video files. The length of these movies is limited only by available memory.


Pentax Optio WPi



Approx. Storage Capacity

Pentax Optio WPi





Pentax Optio WPi

Setup menu options:

    Format - Formats the SD card
    Sound - Set volume and type of camera operation sounds
    Date Adjust - Set Date & Time
    Alarm - Set an alarm time
    World Time - Set World Time
    Language - Select the camera's language
    Folder Name - Create an image folder
    USB Connection - Set transfer mode (PC, PictBridge)
    Video Out - Set video format (NTSC, PAL)
    Brightness level - LCD brightness
    Power Saving - Time delay before LCD auto dims
    Quick Zoom - On, Off
    Auto Power Off - On, Off
    Green Button - Function of green button (green mode, image size, quality, white balance, focus area, ISO, EV comp, sharpness, saturation or contrast)
    Reset - Return settings to default



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