Panorama assist mode For expansive scenes, panorama assist allows multiple shots either horizontally or vertically that may be aligned and combined on a PC using the simple-to-use software* provided. * ACDSee Photostitcher is compatible with Windows systems only.
Digital filter effect
The digital filters of the Optio 33WR offer an advantage over conventional ones in that they can be applied after the shot has been recorded. There's also 10 different types to choose from - B&W, sepia, red, pink, purple, blue, green, yellow, soft, and brightness.
Firing automatically in low-light and backlit conditions, the built-in flash of the Optio 33WR lets you shoot in confidence even after the sun's gone down. And for greater control, it also features Flash-on and Flash-off modes, as well as a red eye reduction function* that heightens the quality of portraits taken a night. *This feature does not eliminate "red eyes" in all instances.
High-precision LCD monitor
The 1.6-inch low-temperature, poly-silicone TFT LCD monitor delivers high-quality, clear images of potential subjects, and is also ideal for inspecting shots already recorded.
A viewfinder offering actual image zoom allows you to conserve power by switching off the LCD monitor.
Nine image/zoom display
To speed the search for recorded shots, the LCD monitor of the Optio 33WR has the ability to show nine recorded images all at once. What's more, each image can also be magnified by 8X to allow closer checking for focus and detail.
Macro mode allows photos to be composed from as close as 0.03ft from the subject at a wide-angle setting, while zoom capability of up to 4X magnification means even the smallest of objects can fill an entire frame.
White balance modes
To ensure the appropriate white balance in different situations, the Optio 33WR offers auto, daylight, shade, tungsten, and fluorescent light settings. It also has a manual setting that allows you to make the decision yourself or experiment to achieve different results.
Three different choices for metering assist accurate exposure in an array of different circumstances. Simply select from Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, and Spot metering.
Light sensitivity is easy to adjust, with a selection equivalent to ISO50, 100, 200, and 400, as well as an auto setting. ISO50 ensures images with minimized noise.
Exposure compensation across a range of ±2EV in steps of 1/3EV allows users to exercise their creativity - underexposing to add a sense of mood, or overexposing for special effect.
Settings for sharpness, saturation, and contrast
With three grades of settings for sharpness, saturation, and contrast, the Optio 33WR gives you an exceptional amount of control over each and every photo.
Just select the time to start shooting, the duration of the interval between shots, and the number of frames - then leave the Optio 33WR to operate by itself.
4-in-1 consecutive shooting
With just a single press of the shutter release, this mode takes four consecutive shots of your subject, yet records them as one frame - capturing all the action in just one image.
A handy self-timer allows users to join group shots or minimize camera shake when taking pictures in low light.
Continuous shots can be taken with an extended press of the shutter. This allows fast-occurring processes to be captured in a much more expressive manner.
Though the Optio 33WR features options for autofocus, it also allows manual focusing. This allows users to deal with more tricky situations and empowers them to attempt shots that are a little more creative.
A choice of two kinds of autofocus provides the user with even greater control over the impact of the shot. 5-point autofocus allows the user to achieve a shot with clarity that extends throughout the frame, while Spot AF allows a single part of a subject to be given prime emphasis.
When the selected memory media becomes full, more space can be freed up without the need to delete a single shot. Selection of the resize function allows the data size of recorded shots to be reduced, and is also handy when you need to make an image lighter for sending as an e-mail attachment.
The useful Trimming function allows images to be cropped and parts to be selected for storage on their own as individual files.
Voice memo mode
Sound can be attached to recorded images or movies, allowing situations to be captured in a much more memorable manner.
Voice message mode
It's easy to attach a short sound message to an image or movie. Such recordings are then indicated by a flashing speaker button, which can be pressed to play them back with in synch.
Histogram display allows light levels to be checked during both shooting and playback, giving the user a better way to evaluate each scene.
A handy alarm can be set to sound while a selected image is displayed. This can be used to wake you up with the sight of a friendly face, or to remind you of something important related to your schedule.
Noise reduction function
For longer exposures, the Optio 33WR automatically activates a function for reduced interference.
World time function
The Optio 33WR has the ability to tell the time in 62 different cities around the world. It can also record the time and date for each image, making the sorting of shots simpler later on.
DPOF compatibility* gives you the power to control the number of printouts, make use of the date function, and crop prints in exactly the manner you desire. *Some printers may not support the above functions. Please consult the supplier of your printer for more information.
Operation in 8 languages
All menus and messages of the Optio 33WR can be set for display in the user's choice of English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, or Japanese.
USB* and ACDSee for PENTAX
USB compatibility makes it fast and easy to import multiple recorded images into common PC applications via simple cable connection. The camera also comes complete with an ACDSee software package designed exclusively for PENTAX that may be installed easily and used on both Windows and Mac systems.
*System requirements: PC running Windows 98/98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP Home Edition/Professional or Mac OS 9.0 or higher (installation of the included driver software is required, except in the case of Mac 0S 9.0 or higher, Windows Me, Windows 2000 or Windows XP). Compliance with the aforementioned system requirements does not guarantee USB compatibility.
AV (video/audio) output terminal
An AV output terminal makes it easy to connect the Optio 33WR to a TV, allowing the display of images on a much grander scale.
The Optio 33WR can function with common AA alkaline batteries. It's also compatible with optional CR-V3 lithium batteries, which offer a longer life, and battery power can be conserved through use of an optional AC adapter whenever you like.
SD memory card/MultiMediaCard (MMC) compatibility
The Optio 33WR is compatible with both SD memory card and MultiMediaCards - which allow substantial amounts of images to be stored, are available in a range of capacities, and can be found on sale almost anywhere.