LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax Efina has a Fixed Type 2.5" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.5", the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
Efina doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare) or (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Pentax Efina can shoot continuously at max speed of Unknown
and has max shutter speed of 1/1400 sec
Unfortunately Efina doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Pentax Efina features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Pentax Efina also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Pentax Efina, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 and save in and formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
Efina has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Pentax Efina doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax Efina has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Pentax Efina is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Pentax Efina has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend Efina owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax Efina vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Pentax Efina Features Compared to Main Competitors