The latest model in Pentax’s Optio S series, the Optio S7, is due for release in Australia soon.


August 7, 2006: The latest model in Pentax’s Optio S series, the Optio S7, is due for release in Australia soon.
Featuring a 7-megapixel CCD sensor and slim and stylish body, the S7 includes a new Blur Reduction mode, which increases capture sensitivity to reduce camera shake and subject blurring. It also has a new Face Recognition AF & AE function that automatically detects the position of the subject’s face and adjusting the focus and exposure based on the detected position. Auto-tracking AF continuously focuses on subjects such as children and pets that move around unpredictably, making it easier to take good pictures. A versatile Auto Picture mode automatically determines the best settings for the shooting conditions and Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene and Program modes are readily accessible. Frequently used functions can be assigned to the Green button. The Optio S7 comes with FotoNation’s red-eye correction function, which automatically suppresses red eyes in flash shots.
The S7 comes with a 232,000-pixel 2.5 inch non-glare LCD monitor with excellent outdoor visibility. It also sports a 3x optical zoom lens and offers up to 4x digital zoom magnification. Movie clips can be recorded with VGA resolution at up to 30 frames/second. The use of the DivX movie format allows longer clip lengths to be captured. Camera shake while filming can also be corrected automatically by switching on the movie anti-shake feature. The camera comes with 23 MB of built-in memory plus an SD expansion slot that supports two removable storage media : the conventional SD memory cards and the new SDHC memory cards. It is supplied with ACDSee for Pentax image viewer/image management software and supports PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print and PRINT Image Matching. The camera weighs only 120 grams with battery and card. For more information, visit