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Embargo
:

July

12
, 2007


PENTAX
Optio M
40


An ultra
-
slim, standard
-
class,

compact digital camera
with a

well balanced
basic function and 8.0 effective megapixcels


PENTAX Corporation is pleased to
announce

th
e PENTAX Optio M
40
, a
standard
-
class
compact dig
ital camera

that is
easy to carry with
ultra
-
slim and
lightweight

body
.

T
he Optio M40 is well
-
balanced with basic functions,
and high
resolution of 8.0 megepixels.


While the Optio M40 comes with
an ultra
-
slim
,

metallic body

of

sophisticated
sense
, being e
quipped with enhanced

basic functions such as 3X optical zoom, a
large and easily viewable LCD moni
tor, and excellent operability
,

i
t also
realizes
much higher resolution
.
I
n
addition
, the Optio M40 also includes a face
recognition function and an anti
-
sha
ke function, for which there are high market
needs, and has been created as a user
-
friendly model that can be broadly used by
many
people

at various scenes.









Main Features:

1.

An ultra
-
slim body with a sophisticated texture

By using an exc
lusive slim battery and making the
circuit

board smaller, it is

possible to realize an ultra
-
slim body of just 18mm. High quality aluminum alloy
is

a
lso used for the outer cover
, giving the camera a sophisticated texture.


2.

8.0

effective megapixels produce
exceptionally fine
-
detailed photos

Optio M40 delivers high
-
resolution photos that look sharp even at large
magnifications thanks to its
upgraded 8.0

effective megapixels
, which precisely
captures images down to the finest details.


3.

Digital SR (Shake Reduc
tion)

A mode that reduces camera shake
s

and blurring of the subject when
photographing still images.
T
he sensitivity is adjusted automatically, to as high as

the
ultrahigh

sensitivity of
ISO3200
, to match the brightness of the subjects.
T
his
enables for ph
otography with fast shutter speeds, and images with less blurs can
be obtained.


4.


Face Recognition AF & AE


function that is conv
enient when
photographing portrait

The Optio M40 is
equipped

with a

Face Recognition AF & AE


function
*1

that
automatically de
tects and focuses on faces, regardless of where the people
appear

in the photo frame.
I
n addition, optimal exposure settings are automatically
conducted so that the areas with faces are not darkened even if
there is
backlighting.

*1 Available when the
phot
ography

mode is

Portrait

, or

Natural Skin Tone


and the camera is directed at
people from the front


5.

Diversity of flash photography possible

T
he Optio M40 is equipped with a powerful flash photography
performance

that
enables for subje
cts in dark locati
ons to be cap
tured brightly and clearly at a
distance of up to approximately 15.5m, due to a flash that uses a large amount of
light and the ultra
-
sensitivity of

Digital SR

. It also comes with some functions
such as


Soft Flash


function that prevent
s

ov
erexposure of people

s skin, when
photographing at close distances by controlli
ng the amount of light emitted. These
functions allow
diverse flash photography.


6.

Auto Picture mode automatically determines the best settings for the
shooting conditions

The A
uto Picture mode lets the camera automatically determines the shooting
conditions

for Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, and
No
r
mal

mode and choose the
optimum settings for each subject.
T
his PENTAX original function makes
photography a lot easier for users

since it eliminates the
necessity

of
making

a
number

of individual settings.


7.

Variety of
16 different
photogr
aphy modes that can be selected

according
to the purpose

Specific
sense

and subjects can be photographed using one of

the 16 different

photography

modes
such as new

Natural Skin Tone

,

F
lower

,

Sport

,

Pet

,
and

Food


t
hat are set with the optimum exposure, white
balance
, etc., depending
on the scene or subject.
Selection of p
hotography

mode is very simple
thanks to

the
unique


Mode Palette


ic
on displayed

on the monitor.


8.

3X optical zoom and 4X digital z
oom for a maximum of
about
12X
magnification

The Optio M40 features a 3X
optical

zoom lens with a focal range covering angles
of view equivalent to those of a 36
-
108mm lens in 35mm format, whic
h is ideal
for a broad spectrum of subjects from landscapes, th
r
ough memorial

photographs,

to portrait
s
.
S
uch zooming power can also be combined with 4X digital zoom to
achieve a total of
about
12X zoom capability.


9.

Large,
easy
-
to
-
view
2.5
-
inch LCD monitor

Although the body o
f the camera is compact, the Optio M40 comes with a large,
2.5
-
inch monitor with
an improved pixel number of
approximately150,000 pixels.
T
his enables for not only photogra
phy and playback to be done

easily, but for
settings and operatio
ns for the camera to be
carried

out easily as well
, since the
menu display is
large and easy to view.
T
he Optio M40 is also
equipped

with an

Eco
nomy

m
ode


that promotes energy saving by dimming the backlight
automatically after a certain period of time ha
s passed.



10.

Other features



Equipped with
Movie SR (Shake Reduction) function
, which enables movies
to be delivered with
high quality image
rivaling

camcorders



Au
to
-
Macro mode allows for c
lose
-
up photography as near as 10
cm
during

the
normal
focusing

mode



A
uto
-
tracking AF continuously focusing on a moving subject



New Date Imprint funct
ion
for easier images categorizing



W
orld time function for 75 cities (28 times zones) worldwide



Calendar Display function allows
easier
image retrieval based on the
capture

dat
e



Approximately 21.9MB of built
-
in memory



FotoNation

s red
-
eye
compensation

function for f
lash shots



Includes the ACDSee for PENTAX image viewer/image
management

software



Support PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matching
III




PENTAX

and Optio are

trademarks of PENTAX Corporation.



This product supports PRINT Image Matching III. Print Image Matching enabled digital still cameras, printers and
software help
photographers

to produce images more faithful to their
intentions. S
ome function
s are not available on
printers that are not PRIN
T Image Matching III complian
t.



Copyright 2001 Seiko Epson Corporation.
A
ll Rights Reserved. Print Image Matching is a trademark of Seiko Epson
Corporation.
T
he PRINT Image Matching logo is a trademark of Se
iko Epson Corporation
.



A
ll other brands or product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks

of their respective companies.



Design and specification are

subject to change without notice