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Pentax Optio V20

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      05.08.2010 22:42
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      A great point and click camera with features available when you need them.

      I've had this camera over a year now and its used regularly.
      The camera has a huge screen on the back taking up most of the back cover, to the right is where a few control buttons are. The buttons are laid out well easy reach and little chance of pressing the wrong one. They are clear and not overloaded with text.
      The top has a power button and the zoom shutter buttons which are small but still very easy to use.
      Using the camera is easy the mode lets you choose the type of picture you are taking portrait, animals etc. and sets the camera up for you. Its a very point and click camera but has the advanced feature in the menus.
      The battery life is great, lots of photos over a 100 with the flash and it still going. It is a custom rechargeable battery so you are not able to swap out some ones from the shop.
      Reviewing the pictures is a breeze with the large screen and dial pad to the right.
      There is no viewfinder only the large screen which is a pain in strong light but a little price to pay.
      The 5x optical zoom is clear and not fuzzy while the digital zoom works its not optical and loss of quality is noticeable.
      There are lots of toy features like panoramic pictures but i rarely use.
      Cant comment on pc connection I just swap the memory card into the pc.

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  • Product Details

    With a 5X zoom lens, 8.0 megapixels, and a generous 3.0-inch LCD monitor, the ultra-slim and stylish Pentax Optio V20 makes it easy to capture and to view images. Three innovative features on the Optio V20 help users optimize portrait photographs. Face Recognition automatically detects and focuses on faces, then sets the optimum exposure. Smile Capture detects smiles and releases the shutter automatically, while Blink Detection reports whether any subjects closed their eyes in an image, so that the shot may be recaptured if necessary. Additional features include auto-tracking AF, built-in memory, and an Auto-Macro mode that allows close-up photography.