The Optio S30 has a user-friendly design, making shooting in diverse situations
a breeze. And with an attractive, hairline-textured aluminium exterior, its
also strikingly stylish.
It features an array of easy-to-operate functions that assist in making sure
the end results live up to expectations, is empowered with 3.2 effective megapixels,
and also features a lens offering 3X optical zooming versatility that can be
combined with 2.6X digital zoom for total 8X (approx.) zooming freedom.
Ultra-compact, sophisticated design
The unique Pentax Sliding Lens system contributes to the exceptionally
89 (W) x 58.5 (H) x 25.5 (D) mm (excluding protruding controls) with weight
of only 125g (excluding batteries and SD memory card).
For convenience, the OptioS30 is also compatible with two AA batteries.It has
attractive aluminium exterior with vertical and horizontal hairline engravings.
Super compact, super convenient, it slips easily into a pocket or bag, to go
wherever you do.
3.2 effective megapixel clarity
For images ranging from shots of colourful flowers to distant scenery,
the imaging power of 3.2 effective megapixels helps ensure excellent clarity.
The OptioS30 also has the built-in advantages of a primary colour filter and
advanced imaging technologies for further enhanced images with brighter, more
Ultra-compact, 3X optical zoom lens
The OptioS30 incorporates an smc Pentax lens one of a series renowned
for their sheer superior quality. Comprised of 5 groups of 6 elements crafted
entirely from glass and featuring two lenses crafted to be aspherical on each
side, it offers 3X optical zoom capability (a focal range covering angles of
view equivalent to those of a 38-114mm lens in 35mm format). 3X optical zoom
can also be combined with 2.6X (approx.) digital zoom to offer total zooming
capability of approximately 8X.
All buttons and controls have been located within easy reach from a ready-to-shoot
position. The shutter release button has been enlarged for swift access. Buttons
on the back of the camera have also been made bigger for easier control. A handy
mode dial is employed to allow virtually effortless selection from the impressive
array of shooting modes.
4 frequently used functions can be selected from a choice of ten (recording
size, image quality, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, sharpness,
saturation, contrast, sensitivity and AF area). These can then be assigned to
the left and right elements of the four-way controller for access when the dial
position is set in modes other than Auto Select, Movie, and Voice recording.
9-position mode dial
A handy mode dial positioned in the middle of the top surface. Simply set
the dial to one of the nine modes described below and the OptioS30 takes care
of all relevant settings automatically.
1. Auto select Automatically activates Program mode for effortless,
yet pleasing results. From there, the OptioS30 also has the ability to evaluate
the subject too, automatically activating Portrait, Landscape or Night Scene
mode accordingly. Auto select mode also features settings for frequently used
shooting functions (recording image size and quality settings), which can
be easily altered to suit user tastes.
2. Portrait Designed to capture skin tones in a more natural way.
3. Landscape Makes it easy to capture wide-open natural scenes.
4. Night scene Captures a significant amount of detail while retaining
the mood of shots taken in low light.
5. Movie The OptioS30 even has the power to record video accompanied
by the advantage of sound! *Recorded movies can be viewed using ACDSee for
Pentax (on systems with QuickTimeTM installed).
6. Voice recording Extremely useful in a wide range of situations,
the OptioS30 is also capable of recording audio.
7. Digital effects Offers a range of special digital effects for exciting
creative results. (8 digital filters, a 2 in 1 effect, and Panorama Assist)
8. Program Leaves all settings to the camera for spur-of-the-moment
9. Picture Allows the user to choose one of 10 different settings
to swiftly make the most of the situation at hand.
Help function in Auto Select mode
A useful Help function can be easily accessed when in both shooting and
With the press of a button, the OptioS30 activates a display of easy-to-understand
explanations for dial positions and buttons for both shooting and playback.
As a result, even the total beginner to get the hang of OptioS30 operation in
Simple shooting with 10 Picture modes
In addition to the Portrait, Landscape, and Night scene modes placed directly
on the mode dial, the OptioS30 also offers 10 picture modes. All you have to
do is just select the icon most appropriate for the scene, compose, then shoot.
1. Flower Designed to bring out the vivid colours and intricate
details of flowers.
2. Self-portrait Delivers sharp results and flattering tones whenever
you need to turn the camera around to take a shot of yourself.
3. Surf Solves the common problems with reflections of light off water
for pleasing, appropriate exposure throughout the frame.
4. Snow Helps to maintain true colours and avoid the detrimental effects
of excessive reflection off snow.
5. Sunset mode Capture the warmth and romance of sunrise and sunset
6. Museum Allows optimal exposure to be achieved while ensuring the
flash doesnt fire.
7. Text Captures written material in a manner that maximizes legibility.
8. Food Conveys convincing texture, and communicate the real freshness
9. Landscape Portrait Clearly captures portraits along with the expansive
scenery of the background.
10. Marine Makes it easy to capture natural colours when shooting
underwater. Soundless movies can also be shot underwater too. * When the OptioS30
is housed within an optionally available waterproof case.
Digital effect modes
Without the need for a PC, the OptioS30 opens up a range of creative possibilities
with a choice of 8 digital filters as well as, Panorama Assist, and 2 in 1 digital
8 digital filters
B&W, sepia, red, green, blue, B&W with red, B&W with green,
and B&W with blue digital filters let the user emphasize key colours of
the original scene or add an entirely different mood.
2 in 1
Allows two different images to be recorded side by side in a single frame.
Following the cameras simple guidance, take a series of horizontal
or vertical shots.
These can then easily be aligned and combined on a PC using the software provided
to create one large image that captures expansive scenes in their entirety.
12 digital filters for shot images
The user can apply different moods to images that have been already shot
using 12 filters (B&W, sepia, red, green, blue, B&W with red, B&W
with green, B&W with blue, Soft, and 3 types of illustration effects).
Menu text information enlargement
The menu display can be easily enlarged with a press of the zoom button.
The OptioS30 supports PictBridge, a new direct-print standard released by
the CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association). With this advantage, the
OptioS30 can be connected directly to a printer that supports PictBridge via
USB cable to offer control over printing, resizing, digital filters, and other
functions all without the need for a PC.
Other helpful features
- USB mass storage class compatibility
- Useful software included (a CD-ROM that features the ACDSee for Pentax
- Built-in auto flash
- Convenient LCD monitor
- Optical viewfinder
- Nine-image and Zoom display
- Convenient self-timer
- Two optional remote control units
- Continuous shooting
- Macro mode and Infinity-landscape mode
- Manual focus
- Options for autofocus (spot & 5-point AF)
- White balance settings
- Histogram display
- 3 choices for metering
- Sensitivity settings
- Exposure compensation
- Settings for sharpness, saturation, and contrast
- Image protection
- Mode memory function
- World time function
- DPOF compatibility
- Approximately 11Mb of built-in memory
- SD memory card compatibility
- Resize function
- Voice memo function
- AV (video/audio) output terminal
- Various power sources including common AA batteries
- Operation in 9 languages
- AC adapter
- Waterproof case (O-WP3) for shots underwater at depths of up to 40m (equivalent
to JIS Class 8)
- Remote control E & remote control F
Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus,
auto exposure and auto flash
|Total pixels 3.34 megapixels
1/2.7 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary colour filter
Still 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 1024 x 768 pixels, 640
x 480 pixels Movie 320x240 pixels
||Auto, fixed (equivalent to ISO50, 100, 200, 400)
Still JPEG (Exif 2.2), DCF, DPOF, PRINT Image Matching II
Movie AVI (Motion JPEG format), approx.30fps, with sound
Sound WAV (PCM), monaural
|| Built-in memory (approx. 11Mb), SD memory card
smc Pentax power zoom 5.8mm-17.4mm (equivalent to 38mm-114mm in 35mm
format) f/2.6-f/4.8, 6 elements in 5 groups (2 dual-sided aspherical elements)
| 1X - 2.6X
Type TTL contrast detection autofocus system
Manual focus/Infinity-landscape mode available
5-point autofocus, spot autofocus
Autofocus Normal: 0.4m (1.31 ft ) to infinity
Macro: 0.18m (0.59 ft.) to 0.5m (1.64 ft.)
Super macro: 0.06m (0.2 ft.) to 0.2m (0.65 ft.) at 10.2mm (equivalent
to 61.5mm in 35mm format)
||0.06 m (0.2 ft.) to infinity
| Metering System
|| TTL metering: Choice of Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted
metering, Spot metering
Mode dial Auto Select, Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Movie, Voice
recording, Digital Effect, Program, Picture
Picture Mode Flower, Self-portrait, Surf, Snow, Sunset, Museum, Text,
Food, Landscape Portrait, Marine, Marine movie
||Black and white, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, B&W+red, B&W+green,
B&W+blue, 2 in 1, Panorama assist. During play mode (Black and white,
Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, B&W+red, B&W+green, B&W+blue, Soft,
||2 EV (1/3 steps)
|Movie Shooting time
|| From approx. 1 sec. to memory card capacity.
|| Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic
|| Approx. 1/2000 sec. to 4 sec.
|| One shot, Continuous, Remote control, Self-timer
Built-in series-control auto flash. Automatic discharge under low lighting
conditions in auto modes. Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye"
reduction function also available.
Approx. 0.2m - 3.5m (0.65 ft -11.5 ft) (5.8mm at Sensitivity 200)
Approx. 0.2m -2m (0.65 ft -6.6 ft) (17.4mm at Sensitivity 200)
|| Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light,
Actual-image zoom viewfinder
1.6 inch, TFT colour LCD (Approx. 85,000 pixels)
World Time Displays the time in 62 cities (28 time zones)
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional/Simplified),
Print mode Single image print, All images print, DPOF auto print
AV output terminal, USB terminal, DC input terminal
|| Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats (monaural sound)
One Lithium battery CR-V3(allows approximately500 shots to be taken*)
, two AA batteries (lithium, alkaline, nickel-manganese and rechargeable
Ni-MH). Optional AC adapter also available.
|| 89(W) x 58.5(H) x 25.5(D)mm (3.5 x 2.3 x 1 inches) (excluding
||175g (6.2 oz.) loaded and ready. 125g (4.4 oz.)without battery
and SD memory card