Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Planing to get a new cam


Planning to get a new camera.. what do you think of the Pentax a40..

Sensor

• 1/1.7" Type CCD
• 12.0 million effective pixels

Image sizes

• 4000 x 3000
• 3648 x 2736
• 3072 x 2304
• 2592 x 1944
• 2048 x 1536
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480

Movie clips • 640 x 480, 30 fps
• 320 x 240, 30 fps
File formats • JPEG (Exif v2.2)
• DPOF
• AVI (DivX MPEG-4)
Lens • 37-111mm (35mm equiv)
• 3x optical zoom
• F2.8 - 5.4
Image stabilization Yes (CCD - Shift)
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus TTL
AF area modes

• Face Priority AF&AE
• 5-point AF
• Spot AF
• Auto tracking AF

Focus distance

• Standard: 35 cm - ∞ (1.15 ft- ∞)
• Macro wide: 12 cm - 40 cm (0.39 - 1.31 ft)
• Super Macro: 6 cm - 15 cm (0.20 ft - 0.49 ft)

Metering • Multi-segment
• Centre-weighted
• Spot
ISO sensitivity • Auto (ISO 50 - 800)
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
* The auto and fixed sensitivity can be selected up to 3200 at the Digital SR mode
* The range of auto sensitivity can be changed by the menu
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter speed 4-1/2000 sec
Modes

• Auto
• Program
• Shutter priority
• Picture mode

Scene modes

• AUTO Picture (Automatically chosen from "Landscape", "Portrait", "Night Scene" and "Normal")
• Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Natural Skin Tone, Portrait, Half-length Portrait, Kids, Digital SR, Sport, Surf & Snow, Pet, Text, Food, Frame Composite

White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Tungsten light
• Fluorescent light
• Manual setting
Self timer 2 or 10sec
Flash • Flash On, Flash Off, Soft flash, Red-eye reduction
• Range (Auto ISO): 6 cm - 7.1 m (wide) / 35 cm - 3.5 m (tele)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.5-inch TFT LCD
• 232,000 pixels
• Anti-reflection coating
• Wide viewing angle
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
• DC-in
Print compliance • Pictbridge
• Print Image Matching III
Storage • SD, SDHC compatible
• 21MB internal memory
Power • Li-Ion battery pack D-LI68
• Optional AC adaptor
Weight (no batt) 130g (4.6 oz)
Dimensions 91 x 56.5 x 23.5 mm (3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in)

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