PENTAX Optio E70
An entry-class digital compact camera
operation with large control buttons
January 15, 2009
HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Products is pleased
to announce the launch of the PENTAX Optio E70 digital compact camera. Featuring
large control buttons, it offers easy, accessible camera operation to every
user, including new digital camera users.
Easy, accessible operation with large control buttonsThe Optio E70’s shutter release button on the top panel and other control buttons on the back panel have been designed to be larger than those of conventional models to facilitate camera operation. Coupled with the use of larger icons in the LCD monitor, the Optio E70 not only makes it quick and effortless to set desired modes and functions, but also assures at-a-glance confirmation of operational status.
Powered by world-standard AA-size batteriesSince the Optio E70 is powered by a pair of world-standard AA-size batteries, the user can easily obtain replacements almost anywhere — even at travel destinations around the world. Thanks to its power-saving design, the Optio E70 records approximately 210 images* with one set of alkaline batteries.
* Based on measurement conditions conforming to CIPA specifications.
Triple anti-shake protection to prevent different types of camera shake
** When the High-Sensitivity SR mode is selected, the recorded size is fixed to 5M (2592 x 1944 pixels).
*** When the Movie SR mode is selected, the angle of view becomes narrower than normal shooting.
Auto Picture mode for automatic selection of seven different shooting modesThe Optio E70 features the advanced Auto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject by detecting subject lighting and other conditions. This user-friendly mode not only makes the right mode choice for the photographer (from Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Flower, Sport and Standard modes), but it also features an auto macro mode, which automatically switches the camera’s focus range to macro in close-up applications.
Super-fast Face Recognition AF & AE function to capture the subject’s face in focus in approx. 0.03 secondsThe Optio E70 features the Face Recognition AF & AE function, which is extremely handy when taking casual snapshots of people. It optimizes the focusing and exposure status of the subject — up to 32 faces in a single image — in approximately 0.03 seconds. The Optio E70 even offers other user-friendly functions: a Smile Capture function that automatically releases the shutter the instant it detects the subject’s smile; and a Blinking Detection function that warns the photographer when the subject’s eyes close at the time of shutter release.
Green mode for worry-free shooting for all photographersWith single pushbutton operation, the Optio E70’s Green mode selects the optimum combination of exposure settings, ISO sensitivity and other factors for a given subject or scene. It makes high-quality digital photography simple and effortless, even for first-time digital camera users. This mode also comes in handy when the photographer asks someone to take his/her picture, or when the user has lost track of the camera settings.
High image quality assured by approximately 10 effective megapixelsThe Optio E70 features approximately 10.0 effective megapixels — the highest among today’s entry-class models. Coupled with a new imaging engine with much-improved processing capacity and a high-performance PENTAX lens, it assures high-quality digital images with edge-to-edge sharpness, even when enlarged to large-size prints.
Easy-to-use 3X optical zoom lensSince the Optio E70 comes equipped with a 3X optical zoom lens offering an angle of view equivalent to 35mm wide angle to 105mm telephoto in 35mm format, it can take a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, keepsake photos and portraits. For higher-magnification photography, it even comes with an Intelligent Zoom function, which extends the zoom range to approximately 17.1 times without compromising the optical zoom lens image quality.
|Number of Effective pixels||approx. 10.0 megapixels|
|Image Sensor||1/2.33" CCD|
|Number of Recorded pixels||Still||10M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 2.1M(16:9), 1024, 640
|Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)||Auto, Fixed (ISO 64 - 6400)|
|Motion Blur Reduction||Still||Pixel Track SR. Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
|Movie||Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)|
|Face recognition||Face recognition AF&AE is available at all modes. 32 people at most.
Smile Capture. Blinking Detection.
|Storage Media||Built-in Memory (approx. 34.8MB), SD/SDHC Memory Card|
|Lens||PENTAX zoom lens, 6 elements in 5 groups (4 aspherical elements)|
|Focal Length||6.3 - 18.9mm (approx. 35 - 105mm in 35mm format)|
|Aperture||F3.1 (W) - F5.9 (T)|
|Digital Zoom||approx. 5.7X|
|Intelligent Zoom||approx. 3.5X at 7M, approx. 17.1X at 640 (including optical zoom)|
|Display||2.4" LCD, approx. 112K dots|
|Focus||Type||9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF|
(From lense face)
|Standard: 0.4m - infinity (at wide setting), 0.6m - infinity (at tele
setting), 1.31 ft.- infinity (at wide setting), 1.97 ft.-
infinity (at tele setting)
Macro: 0.1 - 1.0m (at wide setting), 0.33 - 3.3 ft. (at wide setting)
Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus: available
|Exposure Control||Metering System||Multi-segment metering|
|Exposure Compensation||±2EV (1/3EV steps)|
|Scene mode||Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Half-length Portrait, Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite, Sunset, Green|
|Playback modes||Slideshow, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Image Rotation, Digital Filter (Color Filter [8 kinds], Brightness Filter), Frame Composite, Red-eye Compensation, Protect, DPOF, Favorites, Image Recovery, Face close-up playback|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 - 1/4 sec. 4 sec. at most (Night Scene mode setting)|
|Built-in flash||Modes||Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" reduction function employs a pre-discharge.|
|Flash Range||Wide: approx. 0.1 - 5.0m (ISO Auto) approx. 0.33 - 16 ft. (ISO Auto)
Tele: approx. 0.6 - 2.7m (ISO Auto) approx. 1.97 - 8.9 ft. (ISO Auto)
|Drive Modes||One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting|
|Power Source||2 AA batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, Nickel and Rechargeable Ni-MH), Optional AC adapter kit is also available.|
|Battery life||Still *: approx. 210 shots ( 2AA Alkaline batteries) approx. 620 shots
(2AA Lithium batteries)
Playback **: approx. 480 min. ( 2AA Alkaline batteries) approx. 900 min. (2AA Lithium batteries)
|Interfaces||USB2.0 (Hi-Speed), AV terminal|
|Dimensions||approx. 97.5(W) × 60(H) × 23.5(D) mm (excluding the operation
parts and protrusion.)
approx. 3.8(W) ×2.4(H) × 0.9(D) inches (excluding the operation parts and protrusion.)
|Weight||Body||approx. 110 g (without battery and SD memory card)
approx. 3.9 oz.
|With battery & SD card||approx. 160g (loaded and ready)
approx. 5.6 oz.
* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded
during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
[Optio E70 Storage capacity ]
|Still||Built-in Memory *||512MB||1GB||2GB||4GB|
|Movie||Built-in Memory *||512MB||1GB||2GB||4GB|
The maximum file size is 2GB for movie.
The maximum length is 24 hours for Voice recording