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Pentax unveils the Optio T20, the slimmest digital camera with 3" LCD

Following recent announcements of the Optio A20 and M20, Pentax now announces the Optio T20, a compact digital camera featuring an extremely slim body, the Sliding Lens System and a 3.0 inch, high-definition LCD monitor. Featuring 7 megapixels and a 3x zoom lens, this latest model in the T series allows users to select and confirm functions directly on the LCD monitor with just a touch or with a stylus. The T20 will be available for $349 in October 2006...

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Pentax unveils the Optio T20, the slimmest digital camera with 3" LCD - digital camera and photography newsPENTAX Imaging Company announced the new PENTAX Optio T20 compact digital camera featuring an extremely slim body.  Incorporating the PENTAX-developed Sliding Lens System and an impressive 3.0 inch, high-definition LCD monitor, the Optio T20 is the thinnest digital camera in this class.  Featuring 7.0 megapixels and a 3X zoom, the latest model in the PENTAX T series allows users to select and confirm functions directly on the LCD monitor with just a touch or with a stylus.  The 3.0 inch display allows users to easily view and decorate images with drawings, stamps, picture frames and more.  With the 3.0 inch touch-display, the Optio T20 allows users to simply touch, shoot and enjoy.

Easy-to-share 3.0 inch oversized LCD monitor

The Optio T20 hosts a large 3.0 inch LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels for exceptional clarity and definition for reviewing images and menu text.  With a wide viewing field, the screen remains easy-to-see when viewed from an angle or straight on. This is helpful when monitoring shots at low or high angles or when displaying images in a group setting. The Optio T20 features an extra-large 3.0 inch LCD monitor made possible by the PENTAX Sliding Lens System* and high-density mounting technology.

*PENTAX's proprietary lens system: The central lens group slides upward from the optical axis and the front and back lens groups slip under them. Housing the lens in two steps in the lens cylinder reduces overall lens thickness, thereby minimizing body depth.

Extremely slim body

With a slim body only 0.77 inch thick (19.5mm), the Optio T20 is the thinnest in this digital camera class.

Touch display makes operations simple and enjoyable

The Optio T20's touch display allows users to select and confirm functions by directly touching the LCD monitor. Easy operation of the screen allows users to access icons from the displayed menu with a simple touch.

Excellent image quality

Upgraded to 7.0 effective megapixel resolution, the Optio T20 delivers images with exceptional definition. The camera boasts an smc PENTAX lens for clear, high-contrast images, while the unique lens coating reduces ghosting and other artifacts. The Optio T20's superb image processing technology produces vivid colors and creates smooth tonal expressions at all brightness levels.

My Drawing mode for easy picture design

The Optio T20 comes with the My Drawing mode, which lets users customize their shots. With the enclosed stylus pen, users may create original pictures by writing directly on the image shown on the monitor or adding a stored illustration with the Stamp function. The camera also offers a function for storing favorite photos as original stamps to add to other images.

12 shooting modes cover a wide range of scenes

The Optio T20 features 12 versatile shooting modes such as Portrait, Landscape, Flower, and Night Scene. Just choose the mode matching the subject scene and the camera automatically optimizes the exposure, white balance, and other settings. Selecting the mode is easy with the touch display and the Mode Palette, which displays PENTAX mode icons on the LCD monitor.

High-quality movies with a built-in Movie editing function

The Optio T20 smoothly captures movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at sizes up to 640 ¢¥ 480 pixels,   and a movie editing function may save a frame from a recorded movie as a still image.
September 14, 2006
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