The Optio S7 is the latest model in the Optio S series, a collection
renowned for slim and super stylish compact bodies. In addition to an
upgraded 7.0 effective-megapixel CCD, it has been decked out with extra
features to make it easier to use. These include a Blur Reduction mode
that reduces camera shake and subject blurring, as well as new Face
Recognition technology that simplifies portrait-taking by automatically
detecting the position of the subject’s face and adjusting
the focus and exposure to achieve perfect portraits.
The stylish design and cutting edge technology utilised in the Optio S7
will appeal to everyone from style conscious gadget fans, right through
to keen photographers who demand advanced features in a compact shell.
Stylish and slim compact body
Despite incorporating a 3x optical zoom lens into the camera, the Optio
S7 has a thinner and lighter body than previous
S-series models. A new high-resolution, 2.5 inch non-glare LCD monitor
provides users with excellent outdoor visibility - even in bright
conditions. It also retains the traditional S-series styling and
brushed aluminium body making it a durable and attractive camera.
New Blur Reduction mode reduces camera shake and
The Optio S7 is equipped with a Blur Reduction mode, a new feature that
lets you take photos at faster shutter speeds, for sharper images even
in dim lighting conditions, for example night scenes or indoor sporting
events. In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts the sensitivity
to as high as ISO 1600 to match the brightness of the subject. The
higher sensitivities permit faster shutter speeds that effectively
reduce not just camera shake but also blurring caused by moving
subjects. The image recording size is fixed at 4 MB (2304 x 1728
pixels) when the Blur Reduction mode is selected.
Face Recognition AF & AE for perfect
The camera includes the new Face Recognition AF (auto focus) &
AE (auto exposure) function, which allows you to take bright, beautiful
photos of people with perfectly focused faces, free of
shadows usually caused by exposing for the background. This
function automatically detects the position of the subject anywhere in
the photo frame, then adjusts the focus and optimises the exposure for
the subjects face. The Face Recognition AF & AE function uses
the Face Tracker face-recognition technology from FotoNation.
Auto-tracking AF continuously focuses on a moving
The Optio S7’s auto-tracking AF feature continuously focuses
on subjects such as kids and pets as they move. Since the focus frame
automatically follows the movement of the subject inside the photo
frame action shots are captured perfectly with the subject always in
High-quality movies with the anti-shake
The Optio S7 smoothly captures movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at
sizes up to 640 x 480 pixels with image quality rivalling camcorders.
Using the DivX® (MPEG-4 compliant) movie format, the Optio S7
can record longer, high-quality movies. Camera shake while filming can
also be corrected automatically by switching on the movie anti-shake
Auto Picture mode automatically determines the
best settings for the shooting conditions
The Auto Picture mode lets the camera automatically determine the
shooting conditions for Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene and Program
modes to choose the optimum settings for each subject. This function
makes capturing perfect pictures a lot easier as it reduces the number
of settings changes required. Keen photographers still have the option
to manually adjust all settings.
The image quality of 7.0 effective megapixels
produces beautiful, crisp prints even when enlarged to poster size
The Optio S7 produces clear images with impressive quality thanks to
the high resolution afforded by its 7.0 effective megapixels and to its
high-performance smc PENTAX lens, allowing photos to be greatly
enlarged without a loss of quality. Additionally, a high-performance
ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) supplies the camera with
dramatically increased image-processing power, giving more natural tone
reproductions and textured portraits..
Supports the SDHC memory card for greater storage
of high-quality images and longer movies
The Optio S7 supports two removable storage media: the conventional SD
memory card and the new SDHC memory card, which will give users to have
more than 2GB storage for videos and images.
Red-eye correction available after shooting The Optio S7 comes with
FotoNation’s red-eye correction function, which can correct
red-eye problems after the photo is taken. With the ability to manually
select the area to correct, this function allows for more precise
correction of red-eye photos..