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Pentax Unveils New Digital Cameras


Pentax has unveiled three new digital cameras – Optio I-10, Optio H90, Optio E90 – and with unique design, performance and affordability for the photographer enthusiasts. The cameras will be available from next month.

PENTAX Imaging Company has announced three new digital cameras with unique designs. 

One of the most unique is the slim and stylish PENTAX Optio I-10 with a design inspired by the classic look of  film SLR cameras. This is the first model in the new Optio I line that features a flash unit and speaker in the upper mid-section of the SLR-shaped body while the camera’s front panel is embellished with leatherette texture. The Optio I-10 features a wide angle, 5x optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equivalent), a 12.1-megapixel high resolution CCD sensor, a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD, and HD video capture at 720p, 30fps. The camera also features a mechanical sensor shift Shake Reduction system and improved Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology for blur-free images as well as Smile Capture, Blink Detection and improved Face Detection that spots up to 32 faces including dogs and cats.  The Optio I-10 will ship in February 2010 in a choice of Classic Black and Pearl White for US$299.95

PENTAX has also announced the Optio H90 digital camera with a clean, contemporary design. The fashionable and affordable Optio H90 offers a full assortment of features to capture a variety of subjects and scenes. It features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equivalent), a 12.1-megapixel CCD sensor, and widescreen HD video capture at 720p, 30fps. Improved Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology captures blur-free images and the Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection functions help users create better portraits. The Optio H90 will ship in February 2010 in a choice of Orange-Silver, Matte Black and Ceramic White for US$179.95.

Both the PENTAX Optio I-10 and Optio H90 offer Eye-Fi connectivity capability for use with Eye-Fi wireless memory cards.

The latest model in the easy-to-operate, affordable Optio E series is the PENTAX Optio E90.  Priced at just US$99.95, the Optio E90 features a 10-megapixel CCD, a 3x wide angle zoom (32mm-96mm equivalent) and a large 2.7 inch LCD housed in a rubber coated body for a firm grip. With Auto Picture mode, it can select the best shooting settings for the scene, and the E90 also comes with a high 6400 ISO that freezes subject movement in Digital SR (Shake Reduction) mode. Available in Black and Wine Red, the Optio E90 will ship in February 2010.

Source: Pentax via PC World

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