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 T20ís 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 Corporation introduces the new Pentax Optio E20, lightweight compact digital camera that comes with 6.0 effective megapixels and a 3X optical zoom lens. Designed for simple operation with conveniences like a Mode dial and powered by widely available AA batteries, the Optio E20 is an entry-level camera that provides the joy of photography to budding photographers in an easy-to-use package. The Pentax Optio E20 manages to fit in a large, 2.4-inch LCD monitor despite its compact body dimensions. Not only does the monitorís size make it easy to compose and play back images, it also permits easy operation and setup thanks to its large, easy-to-read menu display.
Pentax Imaging has launched a test drive A Pentax program to introduce consumers to the manufacturer's new K Series digital SLR camera line. From now until December 31, 2006, any customer who visits a participating dealer and test drives a Pentax K Series camera becomes eligible to win the Grand Prize 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. A Pentax test drive consists of visiting a participating retailer and asking for a hands-on demonstration of any Pentax K Series camera or viewing a product video online at the Pentax website. "The DSLR marketplace is extremely competitive, and we want the new Pentax DLSR line to be given the recognition it deserves," said Ned Bunnell, marketing director, Pentax Imaging Company.
DIWA member Matjaz Intihar from e-Fotografija has reviewed the Pentax K100D digital SLR camera. The Pentax 100D packs a large, high-performance 23.5mm x 15.7mm CCD as its image sensor and incorporates a large 2.5 inch color LCD monitor on its back panel. The Pentax K100Dís sophisticated SAFOX VIII auto focus system features 11 sensor points (with nine cross-type sensors in the middle) to automatically focus on the subject with utmost precision, even when it is positioned off center. The Pentax K100D features an auto sensitivity control function, which automatically sets the optimum standard output sensitivity, up to 3200, which is the highest automatic setting in its class.
Pentax Russia launched a new digital camera; the Pentax Optio L20. The Pentax Optio L20 is slimly designed for great portability. The Pentax L20 will not be available worldwide, this depends on the local Pentax substitutes whether they would like to add the Pentax Optio L20 to their assortment of Pentax digital compact cameras or not. The Pentax L20 features 7.0 effective Megapixel and includes extra features to make it easier to use, including a Blur Reduction mode, which reduces camera shake and subject blurring, and Face Recognition AF & AE, a function that simplifies portrait-taking by automatically detecting the position of the subjectís face and adjusting the focus and exposure based on the detected position.
Pentax launches the new Pentax Optio A20, a compact digital camera featuring 10.0 effective Megapixels and a fine, high-quality image. The Pentax A20 digital compact camera is the latest model in our high-grade Optio A series. In addition to offering 10.0 effective Megapixels, this stylish, compact and lightweight model has many extra features, including three types of anti-shake function such as SR (Shake Reduction), which reduces camera shake. A new ASIC supplies the Pentax Optio A20 with dramatically more image-processing power. Thanks to the ASICís high-speed processing capability, the Pentax A20 attains a higher level of tone reproduction and color correction based on enormous amounts of actual photo data.
Pentax launches the Pentax Optio M20, a compact digital camera boasting extended battery life. The Pentax M20 is a well-balanced compact digital camera family with a wide range of basic features. In addition offering extended battery life from only 2 AA batteries, this model features a new Blur Reduction mode as well as an upgrade to 7.0 effective Megapixels. Using easily-available AA batteries, you can take high quality photos with the Optio M20 anytime anywhere, while on trips and everyday. The Pentax Optio M20 includes a 3X optical zoom lens with a focal length from 38 to 114 mm for 35-mm film, which is ideal for a broad spectrum of subjects from landscapes, through sightseeing photographs, to portraits.
Pentax is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pentax Optio W20, a compact digital camera featuring excellent waterproof performance with a slim, flat body design. The Pentax Optio W20 digital camera is the latest model in the Pentax Optio W series of cameras that are waterproofed for underwater photography without requiring a waterproof case or other accessories. This model features a new Blur Reduction mode, which allows you take sharper photos without camera shake or subject blurring even of low-light scenes or fast-moving subjects, and an upgrade to a 7.0 effective Megapixel. All told, the Pentax W20 camera boasts better image quality in a fun, easy-to-handle package.