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The lightweight EI-200 looks and operates like a conventional 35mm camera except the two-inch color LCD monitor allows for instant review and/or deletion of stored images. Image data can be transmitted using a high-speed USB cable, CompactFlash (Type I or II) card, or IrDA-compliant wireless infrared link. Digita allows custom functions and easy transfer of photos to computer, directly to HP JetSend compatible printers, or to other Digita-compatible cameras.
Pentax and H-P worked together to create this camera, it is also being
marketed as the HP PhotoSmart C618.
The Pentax EI-200 has many advanced features:
All owners of the Pentax EI-200 should install the newest firmware for improved picture quality by increasing the accuracy of color reproduction and reducing image noise.
On the back is a low-temp polysilicon 2-inch TFT color LCD with 130,338 pixels. Image
playback is available in fullscreen and fullscreen with zoom plus an index/search mode.
On the top is a large data LCD for the camera settings, the flash, self-timer and focus
mode buttons, shutter release and the Mode Dial.
The bottom is flat with an off-center tripod mount and the battery access door.
Here's the left and right side views
The Pentax power zoom is a 5.2-16.5mm (34-108mm in 35mm format) f/2.4-f/4.0 lens with 9 elements in 8 groups, comprised of 2 aspherical elements. The autofocus range in Normal mode is 1.64 ft. (0.5m) to infinity and in Macro mode from 0.33 ft. (0.1m) to 1.97 ft. (0.6m).
The manual focus range is 0.33 ft. (0.1m) to infinity. Using the focus mode button the user can select the fixed infinity or Macro mode.
A builtin lens protector automatically closes when the the lens is retracted.
More camera features described on
|Image Sensor:||2.11 megapixel (total pixels), 1/2.7 inch interline transfer interlace scan CCD with a primary color filter.|
|Color Depth:||10 bit x 3 colors.|
1600 x 1200 pixels (full size)
800 x 600 pixels (1/4 size).
|Sensitivity:||Auto or fixed at ISO 100 or 200|
|File Formats:||JPEG (compressed), TIFF (uncompressed), DPOF.|
|Quality Levels:||"Good", "Better", "Best" in JPEG format.|
|Storage Media:||CompactFlash (CF) card Type I and Type II. Not compatible with Microdrive.|
|Image Storage Capacity:||Exposure capacity when using 8MB CF card:|
|Full approx.||27 / 14 / 7 / 1|
|1/4 approx.||82 / 50 / 28 / 5|
|Lens:||Pentax power zoom 5.2mm-16.5mm (Equivalent to 34mm-108mm in 35mm format) f/2.4-f/4.0, 9 elements in 8 groups (2 aspherical elements).|
|Type:||TTL contrast detection autofocus system. Manual focus Infinity-landscape mode available.|
|Autofocus||Normal 1.64 ft. (0.5m) to infinity. Macro 0.33 ft. (0.1m) to 1.97 ft. (0.6m).|
|Manual Focus:||0.33 ft. (0.1m) to infinity.|
|Metering System:||TTL metering. Choice of Average metering, Center-weighted metering and Spot metering.|
|Exposure Modes:||Programmed AE, Aperture-Priority AE and Shutter-Priority AE.|
|Picture Modes:||Portrait, Landscape, Action.|
|Exposure Compensation:||+2 to -2 EV (0.5 steps).|
|Shutter||Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter. Shutter speeds: approx. 1/1000 sec. to 4 sec.|
|Drive Modes||Single shot, Continuous, Timelapse, Self-timer and Remote control.|
|Flash||Built-in auto zoom flash. Automatic discharge under low lighting conditions in auto modes. Flash-on and flash-off modes. "Red-eye" reduction function employs a single discharge. Slow-shutter sync available.|
|Flash Effective Range||0.98 ft. (0.3m) – 18 ft. (5.4m) at 5.2mm; 0.98 ft. (0.3m) – 12 ft. (3.7m) at 16.5mm.|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight, Tungsten light and Fluorescent light.|
|Color Modes||Color, Black & White and Sepia.|
|Digital Zoom||Shooting 1.2X, 1.5X, 2X, Playback 2X.|
|Optical Viewfinder||Actual-image zoom viewfinder with diopter adjustment from –3 to +1.|
|LCD Monitor||2 inch, low temperature poly-silicon TFT color LCD with 130,338 pixels. Adjustable brightness control.|
|LCD Panel||Battery level, flash modes, exposure counter, self-timer, remote control, Macro mode and Infinity-landscape mode.|
|Sound Recording||Sound recording and playback possible. 45 seconds of recording per image.|
|Presentation and Review Modes||Images can be played back, edited, and deleted.|
|Auto Image Rotation||Automatic image rotation for right-side-up viewing on TVs, computers and camera.|
AV output terminal (NTSC/PAL)
IrDA1.1 with HP JetSend and Digita protocols
DC input terminal.
|Power Sources||4 AA lithium, Ni-MH or alkaline batteries, or AC adapter.|
|Dimensions||5.0(W) x 2.8(H) x 2.2(D)" (127.5 x 71.5 x 56.5mm) (Projecting operational parts not included.)|
|Weight||10.6 oz. (300g) without batteries and CF card.|
|Package includes:||EI-200 camera, 8MB CompactFlash Card EI-M-8CF, Software CD EI-S-SW1 (includes Adobe PhotoShop LE, and USB driver for Windows 98), Audio / Video Cable EI-I-VC1, USB Cable EI-I-USB1, and (4) 1.5V Alkaline AA batteries.|
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