December 29th, 2003


Toward Dawn

The songs of the Siren can lure the unprepared sailor into the deep dark water. And only the wisest survive.
Similarly, there's no pot of gold in the far end of the rainbow; everything is transitory; and it is in this recognition that we serenade the transient beauty while it lasts, and learn to move on again, with life.

The cycle begins yet again.



Originally opted for Casio's Exilim Z3 after doing much research on the internet, but a lucky bidding on Yahoo! Auctions got myself a windfall: an Optio S4 for only $640!
The orignal owner bought it a couple of weeks ago, but was long sighted and hence could not read off the LCD.

Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash
Effective Pixels: 4.0 megapixels
Image Capture Device
Type: 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter
Total Pixels: 4.23 megapixels
Color Depth: 10 bit x 3 colors
Recorded Pixels: Still –2304x1728 pixels, 1600x1200 pixels, 1024x768 pixels, 640x480 pixels; Movie – 320x240
Focus System
Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus system
Autofocus: 7 point AF, Spot AF & Infinity Landscape Mode
Manual Focus: 2.4 inches (0.06m) to Infinity
Focusing Range: Normal: 1.31 ft (0.4m) to Infinity; Macro: 7.1 inches (0.18 m) to 1.64 ft (0.5m); Super Macro: 2.4 inches (0.06m) to 7.9 inches (0.2m) at 10.2mm
Type: smc Pentax power zoom
Focal Length: 5.8mm - 17.4mm
35mm Equivalent: 35mm - 105mm
Aperture Range: F2.6 - F4.8
Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups (2 dual-sided aspherical elements)
Optical Zoom: 3X
Digital Zoom: 4X
Combined: 12X
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
Exposure Control Method: Program AE
Exposure Modes: Program, Picture mode, Night scene, Movie, Panorama assist, 3D image, Digital filter, User
Exposure Compensation: +/-2 EV (1/3 steps)
Shutter: 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, Fluorescent Light, Manual
Flash: Operation Modes - Auto, Flash-Off, Flash-On, Auto + red-eye reduction, Flash-On + red-eye reduction

And now it's up to me to live up to my promise of taking enough memories for the precious memory bank.
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