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Pentax Optio WP | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
It may not come to you as a surprise that the Pentax Optio WP supports the Secure Digital memory card (SD). A larger card just wouldn't fit. Besides the compact size, the SD memory card is a fast card. The card is available in many different capacities, so you'd be able to take some hundreds of photos without having to change the memory card. Not everybody likes the idea of storing everything on a single memory card. So you could choose to store your data on various memory cards as a security measure. The SD is a frequently used memory card and therefore available everywhere for a nice price and with several speeds.
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Pentax Optio WP camera - SD memory card
No memory card is delivered with the Pentax WP digital camera. This is no problem because most of the delivered memory cards have a storage capacity of only 16MB. Very few pictures will fit on it. The Pentax Optio WP does feature an internal memory of 10.5 MB, enough to fit about 3 images of the highest quality. Handy as extra memory, it might just save your day. The Pentax Optio WP is a 5 Megapixel camera that requires a large memory capacity when shooting. In the highest quality some 72 pictures will fit on a 256MB card. To me that is the minimum capacity that ought to be used with this camera.

Considering 256MB of storage capacity
2560×1920 pixels - best - 72 images
2560×1920 pixels - better - 140 images
2560×1920 pixels - good - 240 images
2304×1728 pixels - best - 96 images
2304×1728 pixels - better - 184 images
2304×1728 pixels - good - 264 images
2048×1536 pixels - best - 120 images
2048×1536 pixels - better - 220 images
2048×1536 pixels - good - 320 images
1600×1200 pixels - best - 200 images
1600×1200 pixels - better - 344 images
1600×1200 pixels - good - 468 images
1024×768 pixels - best - 428 images
1024×768 pixels - better - 772 images
1024×768 pixels - good - 968 images
640×480 pixels - best - 908 images
640×480 pixels - better - 1408 images
640×480 pixels - good - 1720 images
Pentax Optio WP - USB and Audio/video
For easy transferring of the captured images onto a computer the Pentax Optio WP is equipped with a USB connection, indicated as PC/AV on the Optio WP. Whether it concerns the USB 2.0 Hi Speed or the standard USB connection, is not mentioned in the specifications. But it seems to be the slower version. It might be better to use a card reader. It's faster and saves the battery. The PC/AV connection also offers the possibility of showing the images on a television screen.

Optio WP camera - Energy
The Optio WP gets its power from a 3.7V 710mAh Lithium-Ion battery. The battery is placed next to the memory card behind a cover finished with rubber to keep it waterproof. If needed an optional power adaptor can be used. Of course not when shooting underwater, but I guess that is quite obvious! The specifications claim that the Pentax Optio WP can take some 180 images with 50% use of flash. It seems to me that Pentax is slightly optimistic here. More than a 100 didn't work for me. The camera does deactivate automatically to save energy. A more powerful battery wouldn't harm the Optio WP camera. When going on holiday, you'd be better off taking a second battery with you. It enables you to recharge one and use the other one for shooting. The recharge time is reasonably short, approximately 100 minutes.
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