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Pentax launches Optio P80 and E80 digital cameras

Pentax announces two wallet-friendly compact digital cameras. The new 12.1 Mp Optio P80 features a slim, lightweight body with advanced features including a wide angle optical zoom lens and a 2.7- inch LCD with 230,000 dot resolution. The 10 Mp Optio E80 comes equipped with a host of user-friendly features and functions to make digital photography effortless even for first-time users. Both cameras will ship in September; the Optio P80 in the Black, Pearl, and Mint for $199.95; the Optio E80 in Silver or Black for $129.95...

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All about the new Pentax Optio E80 and P80 digital camerasPENTAX Imaging Company has announced the latest models of two of its most popular, feature-rich, wallet-friendly compact digital cameras.  The ultra-slim and stylish PENTAX Optio P80 digital camera features a lightweight design in three fashionable colors including Black, Pearl, and Mint. The new entry-level PENTAX Optio E80 features a large, easy-to-view 2.7 inch LCD monitor, beginner-friendly controls and high resolution widescreen HD video capture.

PENTAX Optio P80

The new Optio P80 is the latest model of the popular Optio P series of digital compact cameras, and features a slim, lightweight body with advanced features including:

•    12.1 megapixel CCD for detailed images, large prints, and cropping flexibility.
•    PENTAX 4X wide angle optical zoom is equivalent to 27.5-110mm focal length.
•    Large 2.7 inch LCD with 230,000 dot resolution for accurate composition and playback of still images and video.
•    High resolution, widescreen, HD video capture up to 720p at a full-speed 30 frames per second.
•    PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) technology features Pixel Track SR, Digital SR, and Movie SR to stabilize images and video for beautiful, blur-free results.
•    Fast Face Detection technology sees up to 32 faces in as little as 0.03 seconds for easy portrait photography.  
•    Smile Capture automatically captures pictures when your subject smiles, and Blink Detection alerts you if your subject's eyes are closed during the exposure.
•    PENTAX Auto Picture mode automatically selects from eight shooting modes for beautiful images in any setting.
•    Sensitivity up to ISO 6400 boosts shutter speeds to freeze subject movement for blur-free images even in low lighting.

PENTAX improved the Face Detection AF & AE function on the P80 to now capture subject faces from an angle. And, a more responsive version of the Auto-Tracking AF function helps keep an active subject in constant focus.  

PENTAX Optio E80

The PENTAX Optio E80 comes equipped with a host of user-friendly features and functions to make high-quality digital photography effortless even for first-time digital camera users. These include easy-to-press, large control buttons, the PENTAX original Auto Picture mode that automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene and
world-standard AA-size batteries as a power source. Optio E80 features include:

•    10 megapixel CCD for detailed images, large prints, and cropping flexibility.
•    Large 2.7 inch, 230,000 dot LCD for accurate composition and review of still images and video.
•    PENTAX 3X wide angle optical zoom lens is equivalent to 32-96mm focal length.
•    High resolution, widescreen HD video capture at 720p at 15 frames per second with sound.
•    ISO sensitivity up to 6400 speeds up shutter response to freeze subject movement, providing sharp images even in very dim lighting.
•    Easy to read camera menus may be customized with many different language options.
•    Face Detection for perfectly focused and exposed portraits.

Available in the Black, Pearl, and Mint, the Optio P80 will be available in September 2009 at $199.95 USD. Available in Silver or Black, the Optio E80 will be available in September 2009 at $129.95 USD.

Additional information: All about the new Pentax Optio E80 and P80 digital cameras
August 6, 2009
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