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Overview of the Optio VS20
Are you looking for a high-quality camera to capture your memories and adventures? Look no further than the Pentax Optio VS20. With its advanced features and easy-to-use dual shutter buttons, this camera is perfect for both amateur and professional photographers. Whether you're snapping photos of stunning landscapes or capturing action-packed scenes, the Pentax Optio VS20 delivers exceptional image quality and performance. So why wait? Get ready to take your photography skills to the next level with the Pentax Optio VS20 today.
Pentax Optio VS20 Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Pentax Optio VS20 camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
Pentax Optio VS20
|Dimensions||111 x 61 x 38mm|
The Pentax Optio VS20 is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots|
This camera has a fixed type 3.00" screen, with a display resolution of 460k dots. This makes the Pentax Optio VS20 not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a touch screen, which may make it less user-friendly.
Pentax Optio VS20 does not include a viewfinder. The lack of a viewfinder on the Optio VS20 camera may make it less suitable for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Pentax Optio VS20 has a 16MP sized CCD sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 16 pixels. Pentax Optio VS20 has a native ISO range of 100 - 6400 which can be boosted to null - null.
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100 - 6400
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
Low Light ISO
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Pentax Optio VS20 camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain high amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is excellent, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the Optio VS20 is excellent
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
Crop factor calculator
Full frame equivalent
This camera: 1/2.3-inch
Connectivity, storage, battery
The Pentax Optio VS20 supports SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Pentax Optio VS20 uses the D-LI122 model of undefined. This is rated for undefined shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Pentax Optio VS20 has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. However it lacks an external flash shoe, which limits you to using the built-in flash.
The Pentax Optio VS20 boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/2500s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Pentax Optio VS20 includes contrast detection autofocus (AF), with 3 number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Pentax Optio VS20 features a CCD sensor
No the Optio VS20 does not have weather sealing.
The Pentax Optio VS20 was announced on Jan 25 2012
Yes the Optio VS20 does have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The Optio VS20 has a native ISO range of 100-6400, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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