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Pentax announces new Optio V20 digital camera

Pentax launches the Optio V20 compact digital camera, featuring 8.0 megapixel resolution, a 5x optical zoom lens and a spacious 3.0 inch LCD monitor. In addition, the new V20 offers three features to help you optimize your portrait photographs: a Face Recognition function, a Smile Capture function that detects the key facial expression of happy people and a Blink Detection function that reports to the user whether any subjects closed their eyes in an image. The Pentax Optio V20 will ship in May for US $279.95...

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Pentax announces new Optio V20 digital camera - digital camera and photography newsPentax announces Optio V20 with 5x zoom, 3 inch monitor and innovative portrait functions

Pentax Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX Optio V20 compact digital camera with a 5X zoom lens, 8.0 megapixels, and a generous 3.0 inch LCD monitor.  Ultra-slim and stylish in design, this latest PENTAX compact digital camera makes it easy to capture and to view images.  

Three innovative features on the Optio V20 help users optimize portrait photographs.  A Face Recognition function automatically detects and focuses on faces, then sets the optimum exposure.  Smile Capture detects the key facial expression of happy people and releases the shutter automatically.  Blink Detection reports to the user whether any subjects closed their eyes in an image, so that the shot may be recaptured if necessary.  

Additional features include Auto-tracking AF for continuously focusing on a moving subject, 52MB of built-in memory, and an Auto-Macro mode that allows close-up photography as near as 4 inches (10 cm) without changing the normal focusing mode.  

The PENTAX Optio V20 will ship in May 2008 for US $279.95.
March 18, 2008
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