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Pentax launches three new digital compact cameras

Pentax announces 3 new digital cameras; most distinctive is the Optio I-10 with a design inspired by classic SLR cameras. The I-10 features a wide angle, 5x optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equiv.), a 12.1 megapixel sensor, a 2.7" LCD, and HD video capture at 720p and 30 FPS. The Optio I-10 is remote control compatible (sold separately) and will ship in February for $299.95. Pentax also introduces the Optio H90, the first model in the new Optio H line for $179.95. The most affordable is the new Optio E90, priced at just $99.95...

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All about these new Pentax Optio digital camerasOptio I-10 and Optio H90 Kick-off New Product Lines and Affordable Optio E90 Priced under One Hundred Dollars


PENTAX Imaging Company announced three new digital cameras with designs so unique that not one can be labeled as “just another silver digital camera.”  


Most unique is the slim and stylish PENTAX Optio I-10 with a design inspired by the classic look of  film SLR cameras.  This head-turning first model in the new Optio I line 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 high quality leatherette texture and the classic PENTAX logo placed front and center.

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 and 30 FPS.  For optimal image capture, the camera 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 is remote control compatible (sold separately) and will ship in February 2010 in a choice of Classic Black and Pearl White for $299.95 USD.  


PENTAX also announced the Optio H90 digital camera with a clean, contemporary design that is as in style in a museum of modern art as at a concert or sporting event.  Developed with the concept of “functional beauty” in mind, the fashionable and affordable Optio H90 offers a full assortment of features to capture a variety of subjects and scenes.  

This first model in the new Optio H line features a wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equivalent), a 12.1 megapixel high resolution CCD sensor,  and widescreen HD video capture at 720p and 30 FPS.  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 $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 $99.95 USD, 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 luxurious rubber coated body for a sure grip.  

The Optio E90's features a travel-friendly design with AA battery compatibility.  Auto Picture mode selects the best shooting settings for the scene, and a high 6400 ISO that freezes subject movement in Digital SR (Shake Reduction) mode.  The Optio E90 features an intelligent ergonomic design with a sure grip and an easy menu that makes the E series a popular choice.  Available in Black and Wine Red, the Optio E90 will ship in February 2010.

Additional information: All about these new Pentax Optio digital cameras
January 26, 2010
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