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Brand: Pentax
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7.0 megapixels - and - It's affordable! Meet the Pentax Optio M20 with so more than you might expect from a digital camera with such an afforable price. Loaded with outstanding image quality thanks to a 7.0 megapixel CCD, 3X optical smc Pentax lens, and an ultra-efficient power management system for up to 700 shots with lithium AA batteries, this is a perfect camera for photographers on-the-go! Offering easy capture and easy review with a 115,000 pixel 2.5 inch LCD monitor with 100% field of view, the Optio M20 offers high-quality extended movie captures QuickTime motion JPEG (640 x 480) at 30fps. Add 9-point multi auto focus with Spot-focus, Infinity landscape and Auto tracking focus modes or use the Mode palette to choose from a wide selection of Capture modes.
  • Outstanding image quality thanks to a 7.0 megapixel CCD and 3X optical smc Pentax lens.
  • Ultra-efficient power management system for up to 900 shots with lithium AA batteries.
  • Easy capture, easy review with the 115,000 pixel 2.5 inch LCD monitor with 100% field of view.
  • High-quality extended movie captures QuickTime motion JPEG (640 x 480) at 30fps.
  • Use the Mode palette to choose from a wide selection of Capture modes.
  • IMAGELINK print system enabled, providing greater compatibility with snapshot printers.

7.0 effective megapixels - 7.0 effective megapixels permit beautiful, crisp prints even at large-format sizes. The Optio M20 produces clear images with impressive quality thanks to the high resolution afforded by its 7.0 effective megapixels and to its high-performance smc Pentax lens. This superlative resolution makes it possible to attain prints with crisp details even when the photo is greatly enlarged.

Outstanding battery life - With a comprehensive energy-saving design, the Optio M20 provides exceptional battery life (approximately 220 images with AA alkaline batteries,* or approximately 700 images with AA lithium batteries*) for on-the-go power.
*Measured under testing conditions prescribed by CIPA standards.

New Blur Reduction mode reduces camera shake and subject blurring - The Optio M20 is equipped with a High ISO Blur Reduction mode, a new feature that lets you take photos at faster shutter speeds for sharper images even in dim lighting conditions such as night scenes and indoor sporting events. In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts the sensitivity to as high as ISO 1600 to match the brightness of the subject. The higher sensitivity permits faster shutter speeds that effectively reduce not just camera shake but also blurring caused by moving subjects.

Auto Picture mode automatically determines the best settings for the shooting conditions - The Auto Picture mode lets the camera automatically determine the shooting conditions for Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, and Program modes and choose the optimum settings for each subject. This Pentax original function simplifies shooting for users since it eliminates the necessity of making a number of individual settings.

High-quality Movies with Anti-Shake Function - The Optio M20 captures movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at resolutions up to 640 x 480 pixels and with an image quality rivaling that of camcorders. Camera shake while filming can be corrected automatically using the movie anti-shake function.*
*Using the movie anti-shake function results in a narrower field of view than that during normal recording.

Face Recognition AF & AE for beautiful one-step portraits - The camera includes Face Recognition AF & AE, which allows you to take bright, beautiful photos with perfectly focused faces free of backlighting shadows. This useful function automatically detects the position of the subject's face anywhere in the photo frame and adjusts the focus and optimizes the exposure for the detected position.

Auto-tracking AF continuously focuses on a moving subject - The Optio M20's auto-tracking AF feature continuously focuses on subjects such as kids and pets that move around unpredictably. Since the focus frame automatically follows the movement of the subject inside the photo frame, you can capture those instantaneous photo opportunities.

Easy-to-view LCD Monitor - The Optio M20 comes with a 2.5 inch LCD monitor, which displays subjects' movement with very little time delay (60 fps). Its easy to view, large monitor and menu display make operation, setting, monitoring, and playback comfortable and easy. An auto LCD dimmer function automatically dims the backlight to preserve battery life and optimize the screen checks indoors and outdoors.

Easy to use 3X optical zoom - The Optio M20 includes a 3X optical zoom lens with a focal length from 38 to 114 mm for 35mm film, which is ideal for a broad spectrum of subjects from landscapes, through sightseeing photographs, to portraits.

SDHC Memory - SDHC memory card support for greater storage of high-quality images and longer movies
The Optio M20 supports two removable storage media: the conventional SD memory cards and the new SDHC memory cards.*
* SD High Capacity; these memory cards have capacities in excess of 2 GB.

Compatibility with the ImageLink printing system - The Optio M20 is compatible with the ImageLink printing system, which allows wireless connection of a digital camera to ImageLink-compatible printers. By simply placing the Optio M20 on the printer's dock, the user can take advantage of simple, push-button printing of recorded images, without requiring a personal computer.

Additional features

  • World time function for 71 cities (28 time zones) worldwide
  • Calendar display lets you choose photos by date
  • Mode Palette provides quick access to 15 shooting modes and 13 playback modes
  • Soft flash function avoids overexposure during close-up flash photography
  • Macro mode allows close-up photography as near as 5 cm
  • Digital zooming provides up to 4X magnification
  • Approximately 21.9 MB of built-in memory
  • Includes the ACDSee for Pentax image viewer/image management software
  • Supports PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matching III
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
3 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
Cracked LCD
By John from texas on 8/20/2007
Weak Construction
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera:

LCD cracks easily and is not covered under warranty

By Cumilyeon from Idaho Falls, ID on 5/9/2007
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy to Keep Clean, Nice Size Screen, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Professional, Retailer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera:

The M20 is a great Digital Camera. From its HUGE 2.5" ultra bright LCD Screen, to its quick shutter speed. The quality of this camera is far beyond what most manufacturers put into their cameras. As well as top quality it has an outstanding price tag. It is a must have!

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