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Pentax M60

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Saturday 23rd, August 2008
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Pentax is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pentax Optio M60, a standard-class compact digital camera that is also lightweight and equipped with advanced basic functions. The Pentax M60 can be used widely by many different kinds of people in a variety of scenes, and is equipped with the latest scene mode recognition function that allows for even more easy and convenient photography of high-quality images. The Pentax Optio M60 is the latest model in the Pentax Optio M series of compact digital cameras highly acclaimed for their small, lightweight bodies and enhanced basic functions. The Pentax M60 camera will be available in August.

Pentax Otio M60

Pentax Optio M60
In addition to a metal exterior that gives off a sense of sophistication, an optical 5X zoom, a large and easily-viewable LCD monitor, and easy-to-understand operability, the effective pixel count has been increased to approximately 10.0 megapixels. Furthermore, the Pentax M60 has been finished as a model that enables for easier and more beautiful photography by leaving it up to the camera to take photos, such as through a strengthening of the face recognition function and further advancement of the convenient “Auto Picture” function unique to Pentax, where the camera automatically detects the conditions of the subject and selects the optimal scene mode. The Pentax Optio M60 also comes in 3 different colors, allowing users to select their favorite color.

Pentax Otio M60

Pentax M60 Face Recognition
The Pentax Optio M60 is equipped with the Face Recognition AF & AE function, which is useful when taking photos of people, as it automatically sets the focus and exposure. In addition to an increase in the number of faces that can be detected at once to 32 people, the detection time has also been made faster, to approximately 0.03 seconds at the fastest. The Optio M60 also comes with application functions such as Smile Capture, which automatically distinguishes smiles and takes photos, and Blinking Detection, which is a function where the camera warns the photographer if the subject blinked at the moment the shot was taken.

Pentax Otio M60

Pentax Optio camera features
The Pentax Optio M60 features the Digital SR (shake reduction) mode, which can reduce camera shakes and subject blurring during still-image photography. This mode automatically adjusts the sensitivity up to a maximum of ISO 6400 in accordance with the subject’s brightness to permit a fast enough shutter speed to capture a sharp, clear image with little blurring. For the Optio M60, the effective pixel count was increased to a higher definition of approximately 10.0 megapixels. In addition, clear and high-quality images are realized through a high-performance Pentax lens. Clear prints, even of detailed areas, are possible even when photos are stretched out to large sizes.

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