At A Glance

Not the jazziest-looking camera, the M40 earned its chart spot with a sturdy body and a low price. Flash shots looked drab.

Manufacturer’s Description

Ultra-slim and stylish, the Pentax Optio M40 offers so much more than you might expect from a digital camera with an affordable price. Loaded with 8.0 megapixels image quality, 3x optical smc Pentax lens, the Optio M40 hosts an array of advanced features including Digital Shake Reduction, an Auto Macro feature, Face Recognition Auto Focus and Auto Exposure. The sophisticated, metallic Optio M40 body also features high-quality extended movie capture in QuickTime motion JPEG (640 x 480) at 30fps.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 8.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 4 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
UPC Code 027075130302
Manufacturer Part Number 19301
Brand Name Pentax
Product Name Optio M40 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

Ultra-slim and stylish, the Pentax Optio M40 offers so much more than you might expect from a digital camera with an affordable price. Loaded with 8.0 megapixels image quality, 3x optical smc Pentax lens, the Optio M40 hosts an array of advanced features including Digital Shake Reduction, an Auto Macro feature, Face Recognition Auto Focus and Auto Exposure. The sophisticated, metallic Optio M40 body also features high-quality extended movie capture in QuickTime motion JPEG (640 x 480) at 30fps.

Product Model M40
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Image Stabilization Electronic
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Optio M40 Digital Camera
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • AV Cable I-AVC7
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-L163
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC63 (A)
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Strap O-ST51
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW70
Network & Communication
GPS No
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.3"
Width 3.8"
Depth 0.7"
Weight (Approximate) 4.8 oz
Video
Video Formats QuickTime Motion JPEG
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type No
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Poor
Color Fair
Sharpness Fair
Distortion Good
Performance
Image Quality, Sharpness 38.9
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 21.5
Image Quality, Color 56.8
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 60.0
Battery Life (minutes) 146.0
Image Quality, Exposure 48.4
Number of Shots 266.0
Image Quality, Distortion 57.2
Battery Life Score Good
Image Quality, Overall 43.1
Number of Batteries 1
Image Quality Score Fair