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Pentax Optio VS20 review

Inexpensive travel zoom with controls for horizontal and vertical shooting

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Product Type
Compact Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Touchscreen
No
Effective Camera Resolution
16 Megapixel
GPS
No
USB
Yes
Wide Angle
Yes
Product Family
Optio
Image Stabilization
Optical
Colour
White
Optical Zoom
20x
Digital Zoom
7.2x
Brand Name
Pentax
Features
Face Recognition, Blink Detection, Smile Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
Motion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder Type
No
Weight (Approximate)
170 g
Flash Memory Capacity
16 MB
Minimum Focus Distance
10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution
4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate
30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
CCD
Total Camera Resolution
16.6 Megapixel
HDMI
No
Battery Model Supported
D-LI122 / D-DLI92
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Height
60 mm
Width
108 mm
Depth
34 mm
Autofocus Points
3
Focal Length
5 mm to 100 mm
Image Formats
JPEG
Flash Modes
Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Soft
Focus Modes
Auto, Manual
Manufacturer
Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product Model
VS20
Product Name
Optio VS20 Compact Camera
Product Line
Optio
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
14139
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

On top of its 20x wide-angle zoom (from 28 to 560mm), the Optio VS20 offer a second release shutter button on the side. This is a real help when taking portrait pictures.

The Optio VS20 is filled with the latest technologies, like one of the lastest generation 16MP sensor for exceptionnal sharpness, a 20X optical zoom and a large 3" coloured LCD screen. It also benefits from a new mode for low light conditions, offering less noise and better sharpness.

Thanks to its high end performance, the Optio VS20 is the ideal compact camera for everyday pictures as well as for travelling and sports images.

Battery Life
200 Shot
Package Contents
  • Optio VS20 Compact Camera
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • AV-IAVC7 Video Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Li-Ion D-DLI92
  • Battery Charger D-BC92
  • O-ST104 Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution
460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year

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