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The Optio W20, the latest Pentax waterproof digital camera

Pentax announces the Optio W20, the new 7 Megapixel follow-on to the 6 Megapixel Optio W10. The Optio W20 is capable of underwater photography without requiring a waterproof case or other accessories. In addition, the Optio W20 features a new Blur Reduction High ISO mode, a Portrait mode offering AF with Face priority and High-quality movie mode capturing QuickTime motion JPEG (640 x 480) at 30fps. The new Optio W20 will ship, unfortunately after the holidays, in September 2006 for under $300US...

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The Optio W20, the latest Pentax waterproof digital camera - digital camera and photography news
PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the new PENTAX Optio W20, a compact digital camera featuring excellent waterproof performance with a slim, flat body design.


The Optio W20 is the latest model in the PENTAX Optio W series of cameras that are capable of underwater photography without requiring a waterproof case or other accessories.


The waterproof design of the Optio W20 meets the JIS Class 8 waterproof standard, enabling it to withstand up to 30 minutes of continuous operation at an underwater depth of up to five feet.


In addition, this model features a new Blur Reduction High ISO mode that selects ISO up to 1600, and an upgrade to 7.0 effective megapixels to offer improved image quality in a fun, easy-to-handle package.  


The PENTAX Optio W20 will ship in September 2006 for under $300US.
August 8, 2006
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