Pentax Optio 450 - PMA 2003
Pentax Optio 450 digital camera
Today Pentax presents the new Optio450. This cameras is a follow-up of the popular Optio430, offering high-level performance and is convenient enough to take it everywhere. The new Optio450 has a compact body and a stylish design, yet provides high-quality images that satisfy. Even functionality and operability have been enhanced, and digital clarity is assured with the power of 4.0 effective Megapixels. Stylishly crafted from aluminium alloy, and complete with a design accent that enhances the bases of the lenses, the Optio450 convey a strong sense of refinement at the first glance. The camera also feels comfortable in the hand and offer simple operation. As a result, the pleasure of this camera comes as much from ownership as it does from usage. Furthermore the dimension of the Optio450 is also been reduced without a compromise in performance through use of an ultra-compact zoom lens that retracts in not one, but two stages when the power is switched off.
Though the lens on the Optio450 is exceptionally compact, it succeeds in offering a surprisingly high level of performance with 5X optical zooming. It delivers the satisfaction of high resolution while minimizing levels of distortion, and zooming power can be augmented through combination with digital 4X zoom for a total of 20X zoom performance. The Optio450 also features a convenient zoom button that allows easy operation for swift composition as you desire.
Other features of the new Optio450 are:
USB interface, ACDSee software on CD, built-in flash with several settings, 1.5-inch TFT LCD display with 100% view, optical viewfinder, movie mode of 10 minutes with 15fps in 320x240 pixels, voice recording and voice memo function, self timer, optional remote control, continue and interval shooting, time-lapse movie, multiple exposure, manual focus, wide AF and spot AF, histogram, selectable white balance, selectable ISO setting of 100, 200 or 400ISO, exposure compensation, settings, for contrast, sharpness and saturation, world time and alarm clock, DPOF, Exif 2.2, Secure Digital for storage, Resize and Trimming function, personal customize function, audio and video interface and a Lithium Ion battery for power.
The Optio450 excels when it comes to sheer image recording quality. Indeed, with 4.0 effective Megapixels and the advantage of high-performance image processing technology, the camera has the ability to produce images of a much more artistic nature. Employing a newly designed processing circuit, the Optio450 is as simple to use as it is stylish. The playback of images is made so much easier and the new camera is also ready to shoot whenever the power is on. In fact, all you have to do to is compose your shot and press the shutter, so you can concentrate on content while the camera takes care of the technical details. The selection of shooting modes has also been made simple with single dial operation. This allows you to choose from Metered Manual, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Program, Picture, Movie, Panorama Assist, 3D image, Digital Filter, User and Voice Recording modes with minimal effort. The Optio450 also offers standalone buttons for the easy access of frequently used shooting and playback functions, ways to customize the operational process, and handy functions such as quick deletion and quick enlargement.
Pentax Optio 450
With the 3D image mode, the Optio450 adds a totally new dimension to digital photography. Just take two shots following a simple set of guidelines to achieve shots that have a genuine sense of depth and perspective when seen through the special viewer provided. Achieving effects similar to conventional filters, digital filter mode gives you the freedom to influence the overall tone of your shot. With a choice of black & white and sepia shooting as well as a range of other tones (red, pink, yellow, green, blue and purple), digital filter mode can let you add more mood to a sunset, for example, or tone down subjects that are too bright. A soft focus effect can also be achieved through selection of the Soft filter setting.
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