LetsGoDigital - Photokina 2002 Live Showfloor Coverage
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Pentax Optio 330GS introduction at the Photokina 2002
Some weeks before the Photokina 2002 actually started Pentax announced their new Optio 330 GS camera. The Photokina was the first event to introduce this new Optio model to the public. This follow-up product to the successful Optio 230 offers a broad range of features with an attractive value for money.
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This compact, champagne-colored body offers 3.2 megapixels (effective) and is equipped with a 3-times 5.8 - 17.4mm zoom lens (equivalent to 38 - 114mm in the 35mm format). The Optio 330GS range of functions are virtually identical to those of its two sisters the Optio 330RS and 430RS, and include integrated autoflash, four program modes, a video function for 30 seconds of moving pictures, a macro function, 6 white balance options and three color settings (color, black-and-white and sepia). The optical quality of the Optio 330GS is assured with an F2.6 to F5.0 lens comprised of 6 elements in 5 groups and with an autofocus range from only 0.4 meters to infinity. Additionally, exposures are a sure thing with comprehensive automatic settings that encompass 6 programs (Standard, Picture Mode, Night Photography, Moving Pictures, 3D and Automatic Picture Sequences).
The 1.6-inch display can be opened up and swiveled through 180 degrees horizontally so it is even possible to shoot "round the corner" and still be in control of optimum image selection, from any position. Additional features such as a 3D Picture mode for impressive perspectives bring a new dimension to digital photography. The camera automatically exposes two identical pictures on one print, resulting in an attractive 3D picture when viewed with the 3D viewer provided. Images are saved in the JPG (Exif 2.2) format on a Type I CF card. A USB port and an AV output permit diverse image processing and immediate picture enjoyment on a TV. The new Optio 330GS weighs just 230 grams including the battery and measures 103 x 63.5 x 42mm. The Optio 330GS is a small, rugged easy-to-use camera for high quality digital imaging and will be available early October 2002.
Ynelda Rodriquez showing the new Optio 330 GS