Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza
On Friday mornings from 3.00 to 4.00am to answer your tech questions
and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.
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Gadget of the Week
Pentax OptioS5z digital still camera
Small, sleek 5 megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom lens.
5 Megapixel sensor helps ensure high quality images
Large 2.5 inch LCD 110,000 pixel screen
Smaller than a pack of playing cards
Solid build quality
Uses very affordable SD memory cards
Capable of recording movies at 640x480 resolution at 30 frames per second
Movie duration limited only by available memory capacity
In camera movie editing features including divide, Cut and Stitch and Save as still image.
Time Lapse Movie function
Has a text mode for photographing printed materials, very James Bond!
Provision for comment space to let you write handwritten notes on printed photos
Connectors are protected by small sliding doors rather than the more common rubber flaps
Hi Speed USB 2.0 interface
Weighs 120g with battery and SD card installed
Does not support any uncompressed formats such as TIFF or RAW
Only 9.3 MB of built in storage (budget for a large capacity XD card)
No removable memory card provided as standard
Uses a proprietary rechargeable battery
Battery has to be charged using an external charger (supplied as standard)
No case provided as standard
Competitive Internet Price: £210.35 inc. VAT
Star Rating: 8.5 Stars An excellent high quality camera from a good stable. A solid evolution from Pentaxs earlier offerings, however competition is strong; check out the excellent Nikon Coolpix S1, the Sony T33 and the Sony T7 before you buy.
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