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Pentax Unveils Three New Compact Digital Cameras

Pentax Unveils Three New Compact Digital Cameras

Pentax announced three new digital cameras today that bring back the classic look of cameras from days past. The PENTAX Optio I-10 features a flash unit and speaker in the upper mid-section of the SLR-shaped body. This camera also offers a wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equivalent), a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, a 2.7 inch widescreen LCD, and the ability to capture HD video at 720p and 30 fps. The Optio I-10 also has a mechanical sensor shift Shake Reduction system and improved Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology for blur-free images. The Optio I-10 can be controlled by a remote control that is sold separately. The camera will come in Classic Black and Pearl White for $299.95.

Next up, Pentax announced the Optio H90 digital camera which features a wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equivalent), a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, and widescreen HD video capture abilities at 720p / 30 fps. Other features include improved Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology, Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection functions. The Optio H90 will be available in Orange-Silver, Matte Black, and Ceramic White for $179.95.

Both the PENTAX Optio I-10 and Optio H90 are optimized for use with Eye-Fi wireless memory cards.

Last, but not least, Pentax unveiled the PENTAX Optio E90, an easy to operate and affordable model that will cost just under $100. The Optio E90 features a 10.1 megapixel CCD sensor, a 3X wide angle zoom (32mm-96mm equivalent), and a 2.7 inch LCD. This camera runs on AA batteries and will be available in Black and Wine Red.

All three of the new models will ship in February and are available for pre-order at www.pentaxwebstore.com.

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720p HD captures at under $200?! That's amazing, even if the cameras look very bland.

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Yeah they look bland but Pentax from what I understand actually make some quality cameras

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Pentax has made quality cameras for years. I have a few 35MM film cameras by them.

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Exactly; many of the less heard of brands do, they just don't have the name recognition. I have used camera's from many makers and will say SONY, and Panasonic are variable per camera model (and sometimes per specific make of that model to). Where many of these less know like Pentax generally provide good make and resulting products across the board. My current digital is a Canon, but I have been thinking of a DSLR and when I do buy I will look over every model from each manufacturer in my search.

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