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Pentax Optio 43WR Digital Cameras are a second generation fully-immersable digital cameras from -- the new PENTAX Optio43WR cameras are featuring 4.0 effective megapixels, a powerful 2.8X zoom lens, and a JIS Class 7 waterproof rating that keeps the Pentax Optio 43 WR camera watertight even when the camera is rinsed, splashed or submersed in water.* So, go ahead and dunk the Pentax Optio 43 WR camera! The latest PENTAX Optio digital camera is the perfect companion for outdoor photography in rain, snow or a day at the beach. *The Pentax Optio43WR digital camera may be immersed up to three feet for less than 30 minutes but should not be operated underwater.

Pentax Optio 43WR Digital Camera Pentax 18197 key features

Pentax Optio43WR Camera  - Detailed imaging with a 4.0 Megapixel CCD

  Pentax Optio 43WR Digital Camera  Precision and clarity through a PENTAX 2.8X optical zoom lens
equivalent to 37-104mm in 35mm film format with Macro focus to 1cm

   Pentax Optio 43WR Camera Conveniently uses commonly available CR-V3 and AA batteries

  Pentax Optio43WR Camera  High performance JIS class 7 water resistant - shoot in the rain, by the pool, or on the beach

  Pentax Digital Optio43WR Camera  Quick start setting - just press the shutter release button to automatically select Snap mode enabling shooting in only 0.9 seconds with a release lag of just 0.05 seconds

  Pentax Optio43 WR Digital Camera  High quality VGA size (30 fps) Movie with sound records to the capacity of your memory card

  Pentax Optio43WR Camera  Clear 1.6 Inch LCD Monitor with 60 fps high speed refresh bright enough for use in direct sunlight

   Pentax Optio43 WR Camera Use the virtual mode dial to select from an array of shooting modes: program, landscape, night scene, night scene portrait, portrait, surf, snow, flower, fireworks, snap, movie, panorama assist

  Pentax Optio43WR Camera -  Advanced control of white balance, Three metering options and a choice of ISO 100, 200, 400

   Pentax Optio43WR Camera supports the new PictBridge standard for direct to printer control over printing, resizing,
trimming, digital filters and more

   Pentax Optio43 WR Digital Camera has Voice recording mode audio capability that rivals stand alone audio recording devices

   Pentax Optio43WR Camera features Convenient USB connection to your computer

   Pentax Optio43WR Camera from supports TTL contrast detection autofocus system with 5-point wide-focus, spot focus and infinity landscape mode

   Pentax Optio43WR Digital Cameras has JPEG (Exif.) 2.2, DPOF and Epson PRINT Image Matching II technology that assures the highest quality prints

   Alarm clock with sound and picture wake-up


Pentax Optio 43WR Digital Camera Pentax 18197                


Description                                           Product Code       UPC                                        

Optio 43WR Kit                                        18197                      027075079656                       

Included Accessories

USB Cable I-USB7                                   39551                      027075072343                                              

AV Cable I-AVC7                                    39552                      027075072350                       

Strap O-ST5                                            39526                      027075066267                       

AA Batteries (2)

Software (CD-ROM) S-SW18

Optional Accessories

AC Adapter kit K- K-AC5U                      39530                      027075067509                       

AA Rapid Charger w/ 4 1800mAh          89110                      027075891104                       

Neoprene Case PTX-L70                        85163                      027075851631                       

Optio Extended Warranty (2year)           80205                      027075882056                       

Specifications for Pentax Optio43WR Digital Cameras 18197                      :



Type - Pentax Optio 43WR Digital Camera Pentax 18197 18197 Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure,  auto flash and water resistant design ( JIS class 7

Effective Pixels

4.0 megapixels

Image Capture Device

Type - 1/2.7 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter

Total Pixels - 4.23 megapixels

Color Depth - 10 bit x 3 colors

Recorded Pixels -

Still -2288x1712 pixels, 1600x1200 pixels, 1024x768 pixels, 640x480 pixels

Movie - 640x480 pixels, 320x240 pixels, 160x120 pixels

Focus System

Type - TTL contrast detection autofocus system

Autofocus - 5 point AF, Spot AF & Infinity Landscape Mode

Manual Focus - 3.93 inches ( 0.01m ) to Infinity           

Focusing Range

Normal: 0.98 ft (0.3m) to Infinity  

Macro:  3.93 inches (0.01m) to 1.64 ft (0.5m) at 5.7mm (Equivalent to 37mm in 35 format)
7.9 inches
(0.2 m) to 1.64 ft (0.5m) at 16mm (Equivalent to 104mm in 35 format)


Type - PENTAX power zoom

Focal Length - 5.7mm- 16mm                                    

35mm Equivalent - 37mm-104mm

Aperture Range - f 2.8- f 3.9                      

Construction -10 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements)

Optical Zoom - 2.8 X

Digital Zoom - 4 X

Combined - 11.2 X

Exposure Control

Light Metering Method

TTL metering with choice of: Multi-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter

Sensitivity - Auto, or user select ISO 50, 100, 200, 400

Exposure Control Method - Program AE

Exposure Modes - Program, Movie, Panorama assist, Picture mode (Landscape, Night scene, Night scene portrait, Portrait, Surf, Snow, Flower, Firework, Snap)

Exposure Compensation +/-2 EV (1/3 steps)                           

Type - Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter
Shutter Speed -
approx. 1/2000 - 4 second                                

White Balance

White Balance Control - TTL Auto, Pre-set, Custom White Balance

Available Settings - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light,
uorescent Light, Manual

Built-in series-control auto flash, Auto discharge under low light and conditions
Operation Modes - Auto, Flash-Off, Flash-On, Auto + red-eye reduction, Flash-On + red-eye reduction
Effective Range- Approx. 0.33ft - 9.5ft (0.1m - 2.9m) (5.7mm at Sensitivity Auto)

                            Approx. 1.64ft  - 6.9ft (0.5m - 2.1m) (16mm at Sensitivity Auto)

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes 
Program, Movie, Panorama assist , Picture mode

Picture Modes
 Landscape, Night scene, Night scene portrait, Portrait, Surf, Snow, Flower, Firework, Snap

Drive Modes - One shot, Continuous, Multiple Continuous, Self-timer, Interval Shooting

Movie Mode - Shooting Time: from Approx. 1 Sec. to memory card capacity
                   Color selectable: full color, sepia, or black and white

UPC - 027075079656                                                     Petnax Product Code -  18197

Modes - dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd

World Time - Display of the time in 62 cities (28 time zones)

Alarm Clock - Displays image with alarm (maximum of three memory settings). Snooze function available.

Image Storage

Storage Media -SD memory card - Removable

File Formats -

-  Still -  JPEG (Exif 2.2), DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), DPOF  (Digital Print Order Format), Print Image Matching II

-  Movie - MOV (Quick Time Motion JPEG) 30 or 15fps with sound

-  Sound - WAV (PCM), Monaural, Recordable time depends on the remaining capacity of the memory card

JPEG Compression Mode -Best, Better, Good, t

Recorded pixels with 16MB SD memory Cards

                     Best    Better    Good
2288x1712      5          10         15
1600x1200     11         20          27
1024x768       25         45          56
640x480         53         82        100

LCD / Viewfinder

Optical Viewfinder - Actual Image zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor - 1.6 inch, 60 fps, TFT color LCD- with Histogram Display

LCD Coverage - 100%

LCD Resolution - Approx. 85, 000 Pixels

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File - Single, Index- Nine image

Magnification - 8X 

LCD Function - Slide show, Movie Play, Histogram display, voice memo available.

Size Change - Trimming, Resize

Erase Modes - Single, All

Image Protect - Single, All

Digital Filter

Black & White, Sepia, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Soft, Brightness

Pentax PictBridge

One image Printing, All image Printing, DPOF Printing


Type -  AV output terminal, USB terminal, DC input terminal

Video Output - Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats (monaural sound)

Power Supply

Power Source - One Lithium battery CR-V3 (allows approximately 500 shots to be taken*), two AA batteries (lithium, alkaline, nickel and rechargeable Ni-MH), AC adaptor kit K-AC5U (optional)

Physical Specifications

Operating temperatures -   32o to 104oFerihight (0o to 40o Celsius)

Camera Casing - Plastic                           

Dimensions (W x H x D) - 3.2 x 3.0 x 1.2 Inches (81.5 x 76 x 30.5mm)

Weight - 5.6 oz (160g) without battery and SD memory card

                7.3 oz (208g) loaded and ready

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements - OS: Mac OS 9.0-9.2/10.1 or later (QuickTime 4.0 or later and the latest version of CarbonLib), CPU: Power PC 266MHz or higher, Memory: 8MB or more, Hard disk space: 6MB or more, Standard equipped USB port

PC Requirements - OS: Windows 98,98 SE, Me, 2000, XP Home edition / Professional, CPU: Pentium or later recommended, Memory: 64MB or more, Hard disk space: 40MB or more, Standard equipped USB port

Kit Inclusions

Optio 43WRi Camera                                      Software (CD ROM) S-SW18
16MB SD Memory Card                                  Two AA Alkaline Batteries

Strap (O-ST5)                                                   Operating manual

AV Cable (I-AVC7)                                           Serial number card

USB Cable (I-USB7)                                        Service network directory


*According to in-house testing (with the LCD monitor on and flash used 50%)