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Specification for Pentax Optio S5n

Main Features
Resolution 5
Optical Zoom 3
Battery Type Rechargeable
Key Features
Image Sensor Type: CCD
Resolution: 5.25 Megapixel
Optical Zoom: 3x
Camera Type: Ultra-Compact
Lens
Interchangeable Lens: Not Interchangeable Lenses
Optical Zoom: 3x
35mm Zoom Lens: 35.6 - 107 mm
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focus Type: Autofocus & Manual Focus
Focus Range: 15.72 in. to Infinity (w)
Macro Focus Range: 7.08 - 19.68 in. (w)
Focal Length: 5.8 - 17.4 mm
Image Quality
Camera Resolution: 5.25 Megapixel
Image Resolutions: 640 x 480 / 2560 x 1920 / 2304 x 1728 / 2048 x 1536 / 1600 x 1200 / 1024 x 768
Video
Video Resolutions: 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Speed: 30 fps
Max Movie Length: Without Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
Video Format: AVI / MPEG-4
Exposure Control
Aperture Range: f2.6/f4.8 (w/t)
Shutter Speed: 4 - 1/2000 sec
White Balance: Auto / Manual / Daylight / Sunny (Preset) / Cloudy (Preset) / Fluorescent (Preset) / Tungsten (Preset) / Shade (Preset)
Storage
Memory Type: Built-in / SD Card
Built-in Memory Size: 9.3 MB
Compression Type: JPEG
File Size (High Res.): 3.49 MB (37 images on 128MB card)
File Size (Low Res.): 0.58 MB (about 221 images on 128MB card)
Flash
ISO Speeds: Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 80
Flash Type: Built-In
Flash Functions: Flash Off / Auto Flash / Fill-in Flash / Red-eye Reduction Flash
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder: Without Viewfinder
LCD Panel: With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size: 2 in.
LCD Screen Resolution: 110,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position: Without LCD Protected Position
Interfaces
Interface Type: USB 2.0
Video Interface: Video Out
Power Supply
Battery Type: Proprietary Lithium
Included Features
Mp3 Built In:
Built-in Microphone: With Built-in Microphone
Tripod Mount: With Tripod Mount
System Requirements
Operating System: Apple Mac OS 9 / Apple Mac OS X / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98SE / Microsoft Windows ME / Microsoft Windows NT / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Other
Height: 5.1 cm
Width: 8.4 cm
Depth: 2 cm
Weight: 0.1 kg
Warranty: 1 Year
Exterior Color: Silver
Release Date: 2005

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“Pentax Optio S5n - Fantastic purchase, exceeded my...”

Written on: 26/07/2005 by danlesser (1 review written)

Pentax Optio S5n - Fantastic purchase, exceeded my expectations.
Who needs a viewfinder? They are wholly inaccurate (especially if you wear glasses.
Screen works well in all lights.
Very easy to use.
Been using for a few months and other people who have seen the results are very very impressed with the quality… Read Full Review

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“The Pentax Optio S5n follows a recent trend in that it...”

Written on: 25/06/2005 by Beelzebub (1 review written)

The Pentax Optio S5n follows a recent trend in that it has no viewfinder - a serious omission in my opinion. This makes for slow, indecisive photography at best. The LCD is hard to view at night.

It's pictures are softer than they should be for a camera of its class, and more contrasty, too, which leads to burnt-out highlights.

In short, I can recommend this camera only to the least discerning of photographers… Read Full Review

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