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Pentax Efina
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Pentax Efina Digital Camera

14MP CCD 5m Oct 2013
Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Waterproof Up to Release Date
An Elegant And Beautifully Designed Compact Camera PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Efina digital compact camera. Within a stylish, slender... More
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UNBOXING OF PENTAX EFINA PLUS
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12 Reasons For

Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

We looked at average ratings for each camera brand and found that whilst Pentax has excellent average ratings across all cameras, Pentax has poor ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Efina, the Pentax Efina has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Efina, the Pentax Efina has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax Efina is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Efina. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Pentax Efina has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3984 x 2656, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536 and 1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 960. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Efina the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Pentax Efina supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Efina. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Efina the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Pentax Efina is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Pentax camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Pentax Efina is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Pentax camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Efina. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Light

When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Pentax Efina's weight of only 91 grams is one of the lightest. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Efina the weights range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability. The Pentax Efina is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Efina do not support Full HD video. The Pentax Efina is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.5 inches, the Pentax Efina has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Efina. The display diagonals of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Efina range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.5" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P3[plb_2003_price], or the Canon A800[plb_1399055_price] which has better reviews.

If this Pentax camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W800[plb_2163797_price] (2.7").

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Efina, the Pentax Efina does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Efina are not 3D. The Pentax Efina is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax Efina does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax Efina is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 0.125 seconds, the Pentax Efina's slowest camera shutter speed is one of the shortest amongst cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Efina. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Pentax Efina is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Pentax camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Efina. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Pentax Efina has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Efina. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Efina the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax Efina is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Efina.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Pentax Efina

Released Over Three Years Ago

Pentax released the Efina over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Pentax Efina has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the 150F[pl_2060742_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 5 meters, the Pentax Efina has a relatively standard waterproof up to compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Efina.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14 megapixels, the Pentax Efina has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Efina.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56[plb_2248400_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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