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Pentax Optio T20

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Thursday 14th, September 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Pentax Corporation introduces the new Pentax Optio T20 compact digital camera which features an extremely slim body. The Optio T20 is distinguished by its extra-large 3.0-inch, high-definition LCD monitor that allows easy viewing and a touch-display control system for programming the camera. The Penatx Optio T20’s touch display allows you to select and confirm functions by directly touching the LCD monitor. Its simple operations such as selecting the icon from the displayed menu and touching the monitor take the stress out of setting up the camera. And, with its 7.0 effective megapixel resolution, the new Pentax T20 digital compact camera produces high-quality prints with crisp detail.

Pentax T20 - 3 inch LCD monitor
The Optio T20 accommodates a large digital-camera LCD monitor, which comes in at a full three inches and about 230,000 pixels for exceptional clarity and definition. Checking pictures and setting up functions are easier than ever thanks to the large and clearer displays of images and menu text. And since the monitor sports a wide viewing field, the screen remains easy to see and nearly as bright and colorful when viewed at an angle as when viewed straight on. This is helpful when monitoring shots at low or high angles or when showing off photos to a group of people.

Pentax Optio T20 - Sliding Lens System
Despite the 19.5-mm body that is the one of the thinnest in its class, the Pentax Optio T20 features an extra-large 3.0-inch LCD monitor. We have achieved to minimize thickness of the body by utilizing the Pentax Sliding Lens System and high-density mounting technology. Pentax’s proprietary lens system works as follows: 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.

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Pentax T-20 - smc Pentax lens & Image quality
An upgraded 7.0 effective megapixel resolution delivers images with exceptional definition. The camera boasts the well-regarded smc Pentax lens, which renders clear, high-contrast images, while our unique lens coating cuts out ghosting and other artifacts. And the Pentax T20’s superb image processing technology produces vivid colors and creates smooth tonal expressions at all brightness levels.

Pentax Optio T20 - My Drawing mode
The Pentax T20 comes with a My Drawing mode, which lets you enjoy customizing your shots. Using the included stylus pen, you can create your own original picture by writing directly on the image shown on the monitor or adding a stored illustration with the Stamp function. The camera also has a function for storing your favorite photos as original stamps.

Pentax Optio T-20 camera - 12 Shooting modes
The Optio T20 features 12 versatile shooting modes specialized for conditions such as Portrait, Landscape, Flower, or 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’s original mode icons on the LCD monitor.

Pentax Optio T20 - Movie capture & Exquisite design
The Optio T20 smoothly captures movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at sizes up to 640  480 pixels with image quality rivaling camcorders. Furthermore, a movie editing function can save a frame from a recorded movie as a still image. The Pentax T20 has been employed with a high-grade aluminum alloy for the camera’s exterior. The elegant design is finished off with the soft rounded contours of the top cover that accentuate the unit’s thinness and project a friendly image.

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