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The Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera is a versatile, user-friendly superzoom with advanced features that are designed to bring the enjoyment back into taking great pictures with ease. Delivering both the flexibility and premium build quality of a digital SLR, the Pentax XG-1 offers a powerful 52x optical zoom (24-1248mm in 35mm format) lens, a large 16-megapixel sensor and 3.0" LCD screen in a compact, portable body that's easy to operate. The XG-1 also offers Full HD movie recording, a 1cm macro mode for capturing detailed close-ups, a high-speed continuous shooting mode, an electronic viewfinder and Pentax's advanced built-in sensor-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction), which reduces the risk of blur in your images. More
52-times optical zoom lens with 24-mm ultra-wide-angle coverage to accommodate diversified subjects
The XG-1 incorporates a high-magnification 52-times optical zoom lens in its compact, portable body. In addition to its extra-wide focal-length coverage - from 24mm ultra-wide angle to 1,248mm super telephoto (in the 35mm format) - it also features the 1cm Macro mode, which allows the photographer to capture dramatic, eye-catching close-up images from a distance of one centimeter. This extra-wide coverage means that a wide range of subjects and applications can be accommodated without the need for lens changes. It even provides a 4X Digital Zoom function, which extends the zoom coverage to approximately 208 times, (for a maximum focal length of 4,992mm in the 35mm format), without compromising image quality.
Reliable shake-reduction system for sharp, blur-free images
The XG-1’s advanced sensor-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction) system assures sharply focused, blur-free images even under demanding photographic conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using the zoom lens’s telephoto range, shooting indoor scenes with incident light, or photographing sunset scenes. By accurately assessing the amount of camera shake (using a high-precision gyro sensor), this system shifts the CMOS image sensor vertically and horizontally with great precision and speed to achieve a required anti-shake effect.
Large, high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor
Equipped on the back of the XG-1’s body is a large, high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor with approximately 460,000 dots. Its large screen provides a clear view of images and menus to not only assure a quick, effortless check of on-screen images, but also facilitate swift, error-free setting changes.
Full HD-standard movie recording for extended shooting of high-quality movies
The XG-1 features a Full HD movie recording function employing the H.264 recording format. The user can capture high-quality, extended movie clips (at a frame size of 1920 x 1080 pixels, in a 16:9 aspect ratio) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. Using the i button, the user can instantly switch to one of eight digital filters (including black & white and sepia), even during recording. It even provides a host of creative movie playback features, including High-speed Movie mode for slow-motion playback.* A micro-HDMI terminal (type D) is also provided on the camera body for the output of recorded movies and sound to external audio-visual devices. * Sound cannot be recorded in this mode.
Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
The XG-1 features a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which demonstrates remarkable high-sensitivity, low-noise characteristics and assures high-speed image data readout. Coupled with its top sensitivity of ISO 3200 and approximately 16.0 effective megapixels, it delivers super-high-resolution images. In addition, its innovative Handheld Night Scene mode assists the photographer in capturing blur-free night-time images by taking multiple images simultaneously and synthesizing them into a single composite image.
High-speed continuous shooting to capture decisive moments
In addition to its standard continuous shooting mode with a maximum speed of approximately nine images per second, the XG-1 also provides a super-high-speed continuous shooting mode with a maximum speed of approximately 60 images per second* and a high-speed continuous shooting mode at approximately 30 images per second.** Coupled with its Auto Tracking AF function, which automatically keeps a moving subject in focus, the XG-1 lets the photographer capture dramatic, once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities in sharp, crisp images, even with active, fast-moving subjects. *In the super-high-speed continuous shooting mode, the image size is fixed at VGA format (640 X 480 pixels). ** In the high-speed continuous shooting mode, the image size is fixed at 4M (2304 X 1728 pixels).
Electronic viewfinder for a clear view of the subject in outdoor shooting
The XG-1’s electronic viewfinder comes in handy when shooting a subject placed against harsh backlight, or when the photographer needs a more solid grip of the camera.
Quick-set mode dial for easy selection of the desired shooting mode
The XG-1’s mode dial provides quick, effortless selection of the desired shooting mode, without the need for recalling the menu screen. The user can select the mode that best suits the subject or scene, from a total of 10 modes including the hands-off Auto Picture, Scene (11 options), Program, Face Beautifier and Movie.
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