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Despite all the enthusiasm for digital technology, analogue compact cameras are still selling well. The super-compact camera in its silver case has a 2x zoom lens featuring well-known Pentax quality. With a 38-80 mm focal length and F6.3 - F12.5 aperture, excellent results can be achieved on almost all subjects, both in close-up and distance shots. For snapshots, individual and group portraits as well as macro shots starting at 80 cm.
Its low weight of just 225 g and its compact dimensions are just what it needs for its role as the "always-there camera." The proverbial user-friendliness of the whole Pentax ESPIO range has been fully maintained in the new 80V too. For spontaneous snapshots, carefully-planned arrangements or creative compositions - the ESPIO 80V will handle all the usual subjects without the least problem. A large number of automatic functions such as the infinity setting for landscapes or the slower shutter speed option for taking that fabulous sunset, a built-in automatic flash and the easy-to-follow LCD display on the top face make handling the camera really simple, particularly for beginners.
The new Pentax ESPIO 80V camera is also available in a date-printing version and both models will be available in the spring of 2002.Pentax ESPIO 80V Specifications
|Type||35mm fully automatic lens-shutter camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure control and auto flash.|
|Film||35mm DX-coded film with 24mm x 36mm format.|
|Lens||Pentax power zoom 38mm - 80mm F6.3-F12.5 lens; 5 elements in 5 groups.|
|Focusing System||Infrared active autofocus system.|
|Focusing Range||0.8m (2.6 ft) to infinity.|
|Exposure Control||Programmed auto exposure control.|
Auto mode: EV10.5 - EV17.5 (38mm at ISO 400) EV13.5 - EV19 (80mm at ISO 400)|
(2) Slow shutter speed: EV8 - EV17.5 (38mm at IO 400)
EV8 - EV19 (80mm at ISO 400)
|Shutter||Programmed AE electronic lens shutter.|
|Shutter speeds||approx. 1/300 sec. to 2 sec.|
|Viewfinder||Actual-image zoom viewfinder.|
|Viewfinder area||83% (at 3m).|
|Indication||Focus and flash status, close distance compensation frame and AF frame.|
|External LCD Indication||Exposure counter, battery exhaustion warning mark, "red-eye" reduction, flash-on, flash-off, slow-speed shutter, infinity-landscape and self-timer.|
|Film Loading||Automatic film loading with first-frame positioning.|
|Film Winding||Automatic film winding.|
|Film Rewinding||Automatic film rewinding at the end of roll. Automatic stop upon rewind completion. (Mid-roll rewinding possible)|
|Film-Speed Setting||Auto film-speed setting with DX-coded film from ISO 25 - 3200.|
|Self-Timer||10-second delay electronic self-timer.|
|Flash||Built-in auto flash. Automatic discharge under low lighting conditions in auto mode. Flash-on and flash-off modes. Daylight-sync and slow shutter-sync available. Red-eye reduction lamp in "red-eye" reduction mode.|
|Recycling Time||Approx 7 sec. with fresh lithium battery.|
Auto Power Shut-Off
|Automatic shut-off after approx. 3 minutes of non use.|
|Power Source||One 3V lithium battery (CR123A or DL123A type)|
|Dimensions||120.5 (W) x 70.5(H) x 51.5 (D)mm|
225 g without battery.