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Pentax Optio M40 compact camera

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There’s also a digital shake-reduction system called Digital SR. Pentax has wisely refrained from describing Digital SR as a full-blown anti-shake mechanism because all it does it boost the shutter speed and set the aperture automatically to reduce blurring. Needless to say, Digital SR is hardly the most effective shake-reduction system around. Oh, and you can also use a face-recognition system when selecting the auto, portrait or natural skin tone modes.

Sample Shots
Pentax Optio M40 digital compact camera
When shooting outdoors, the Optio M40 is capable of producing some impressive results
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Pentax Optio M40 digital compact camera
The 3x optical zoom seems to offer a greater magnification than its spec would suggest
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Pentax Optio M40 digital compact camera
The biggest problem is that the ISO setting is boosted far too high in auto mode
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Pentax Optio M40 digital compact camera
By adjusting the ISO setting to 100, you can see the improvement
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