Pentax Efina summary
Pentax Efina is Pentax's Ultracompact digital camera first revealed on June of 2013. The camera has a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The Efina ranks at #64 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & overall #980 out of 1431 for digital cameras in our database. You should look at our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
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Pentax Efina Gallery
You can view the Efina from several angles in the gallery here.
Pentax Efina Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Pentax Efina based on criterias that are typically considered important in a digital camera.
Pentax Efina Sensor information
The sensor size in the Pentax Efina is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4288 x 3216 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Digital). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The picture below displays the Efina's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Efina sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Pentax Efina dimensions
Pentax Efina has a weight of 0.20 lbs (91g or 3.21 ounces) & the size of the camera is 87mm x 54mm x 21mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Pentax Efina is less heavy compared to other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a visual of the Pentax Efina alongside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button layout on the Efina.
Pentax Efina Lens information
The Efina offers an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 26-130mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be amazing but it may be very helpful in a few cases.
At it's widest 26mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.5 which will be rather sluggish and not the best for low light occasions and you will probably find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will also need to raise your ISO which causes noisy photos. For the long end, 130mm comes with f6.3 which is quite slow and you would have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Pentax Efina Connectivity
The Efina has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and usually adjust settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Pentax Efina Video information
The max video quality in the Pentax Efina is 1280 x 720 and you can save in file format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should really aim for at least FUll HD quality for video. The body does not have a microphone and / or headphone jack so you get zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to purchase another camera in case you require better sound for your videos.
Pentax Efina Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Pentax Efina so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Pentax Efina Screen and Viewfinder
The Pentax Efina has a 2.5" fixed display screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The ViewFinder specifications for Pentax Efina are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders will be rather useful.
Pentax Efina Shutter information
The maximum shutter speed is 1/1400 seconds.
Pentax Efina Flash and Hot shoe information
Pentax Efina features just in-built flash with no external flash support.
Pentax Efina Autofocus information
Pentax Efina features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and exact compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detection making it valuable for people photography.
Pentax Efina has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing is good for low light or you need to have more accurate depth of field control.
Pentax Efina Battery life
The battery pack (D-LI109) on the Pentax Efina is built to last for 200 photographs as per the CIPA requirements which is comparable with it's rivals. The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the maximum (320) battery life for this category of cameras.
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Pentax Efina for specific kinds of photography
The following bar chart provides a rundown of the Pentax Efina for specific kinds of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section below.
Pentax Efina Portrait photography highlights
The Pentax Efina receives a score of 34 which is horrible, meaning that it is simply not very good for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support along with the potential to work with external flash.
Pentax Efina Street photography details
Coming in at a nice points tally of 64, the Pentax Efina is a very decent choice to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Pentax Efina Sports photography highlights
A horrible sports photography rating of 36 suggests the Pentax Efina is simply not very good for photographing sports. A camera really should have great tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Pentax Efina
Portability is very critical in choosing a camera for travel. Over-all, the Pentax Efina gets a above average 69 for a travel camera which makes it a good fit to purchase for your vacations.
Pentax Efina Landscape photography info
For anybody who is planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor will be image quality. The Pentax Efina at it's horrible score of 38 for a landscape camera is simply not very good among it's competitors.
Pentax Efina Vlogging info
A vlogging camera should have a moving display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Pentax Efina is simply not very good for vlogging as it receives a horrible rating of 33.
Pentax Efina Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the Efina, here is a number of the top scored cameras which fall into the class of Ultracompact.
The chart listed below offers you an overview of the Efina compared to it's top ranking competitors listed previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might view as alternate options. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.