The Pentax Optio A30 features a 10.0 megapixel 1/1.8 inch CCD, an smc PENTAX zoom lens and a 2.5″ LCD screen. Shake Reduction (SR) technology has been improved by adding both Digital and Movie SR for improved image capture in low-light settings and telephoto capture. Face Recognition AF & AE function offers better results in photographs by automatically detecting faces, and then adjusting exposure and focus to properly capture portraits. The Optio A30 is also a DivX Certified camera (the 6th for Pentax).
While recording video using a digital camera is becoming more commonplace, most consumers still don’t know what they can do with the video or how to get the video off the device. “Fifty percent of digital camera users shoot video clips with their cameras about twice per month,” reports IDC Research Manager Chris Chute. “Given this trend, IDC believes video capture in digital cameras will re-shape how consumers view photography and create media overall.”
As a DivX Certified digital camera, the Optio A30 makes it easy for users to easily transfer their video footage from the Pentax camera to a range of different products and platforms—from DivX Certified devices like DVD players, portable media players and digital televisions to Internet video sharing platforms.