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Compact is a word that understates the Optio 430. It is smaller than a conventional pack of playing cards and weighs just 240g. Size, however, is no measure of strength, as its slim, shiny exterior holds the power to achieve a surprisingly high level of image quality. This has been made possible through the incorporation of a powerful 4.13-megapixel 1/1.8-inch primary color CCD and advanced Pentax image processing technology. The Optio 430 also has a high-performance 3X zoom lens (equivalent to 37.5 - 112.5mm in 35mm format), which provides superb compositional versatility and has been reduced in size through the integration of two dual-sided aspherical elements and a redesigned lens barrel. This lens successfully combines impressively high image resolution with a low level of image distortion, and adds a further enhancement to the performance of this powerful compact camera. The Optio 430 even has its own alarm clock function. It can be set to display pictures relevant to your schedule at preset times, or to wake you in the morning with a favorite image. More than just a convenient compact digital, the Optio 430 is now an ideal travel accessory, capable of displaying the time in 62 cities across the globe with its world time function.
The Optio 430 lets you obtain pleasing results with simplistic operation. It has a dial, which allows all playback and shooting modes to be selected with ease, while its image processing circuit and user-friendly software serve to further enhance overall operability. In short, the Optio 430 brings convenience with a new level of quality; it allows fast composition and shooting that produces shots with lasting impact.