Pentax launches two new digicams and a lens

Pentax Optio A40

Pentax Optio A40

Pentax Imaging has announced the Pentax Optio A40, the latest model in the Optio A series of advanced compact digital cameras with superior image quality and performance. Featuring 12 megapixels, this latest Optio features three types of Shake Reduction including mechanical, digital and movie. Each version helps deliver sharp, blur-free shots where camera shake is an issue such as action photography or in low light conditions at dawn, dusk or at night. The Optio A model also features the newest Face Recognition technology including a Natural Skin Tone mode and a Half-length Portrait mode, which automatically takes a head and shoulder photograph of subjects.

PENTAX also announced the Optio V10, an ultra-slim compact digital camera equipped with a large 3.0 inch LCD monitor for enhanced usability and easy viewing. The Optio V10 features 8 megapixels, a 3X optical zoom and easy operations in a slim, stylish, affordable body. The Optio A40 will ship in October 2007 for US $299.95 and the Optio V10 will ship in November for $249.95 (about Rs 10,000).

Finally, PENTAX announced the smc PENTAX DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 ED AL [IF] ultra zoom lens designed exclusively for PENTAX digital SLR cameras. With its approximate 14-times zoom ratio covering wide-angle to super-telephoto ranges, this versatile lens handles a great variety of applications without the need for lens changes. The lens will ship in October for US $499.95 (approx Rs 20,000).

Optio A40, Optio V10 Pentax

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