Featuring a stylish aluminium-coated body, 10-megapixel, 7.
August 30, 2007: Two new models will be added to Pentax’s Optio range in Australia shortly, the Optio S10 and the Optio Z10.
Featuring a stylish aluminium-coated body, 10-megapixel, 7.18 x 5.32 mm imager and 3x optical zoom lens, the Optio S10 comes with a Digital SR (Shake Reduction) mode that boosts ISO up to an ultra-high 3200 value to minimise blurring due to camera shake and subject movement. Face Recognition AF and AE technology and new Natural Skin Tone and Half-length Portrait mode settings are provided to assist portrait photography. FotoNation’s red-eye compensation function is provided for in-camera correction of red eyes in flash shots.
The Optio S10’s Auto Picture mode is designed for point-and-shoot photography and automatically engages the optimum settings for Normal, Landscape, Portrait and Night Scene shots. A 2.5-inch LCD monitor with a resolution of 232,000 pixels and wide viewing angle makes it easy to compose and review shots. VGA video clips can be recorded at 30 fps with sound and Movie SR (Shake Reduction) corrects blurring in video clips through software.
The camera comes with 22MB of internal memory and an expansion slot for SD/SDHC memory cards. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is rated for approximately 250 shots/charge. Recommended retail price is $399. Local release is scheduled for September or October.
The new Optio Z10 combines an 8-megapixel image sensor with a 7x optical zoom lens (38-266mm in 35mm format) and a 2.5-inch LCD monitor with a resolution of 232,000 pixels and 170-degree viewing angle. This model shares many features with the S10, including an Auto Picture mode, Face Recognition AF and AE technology, Digital SR and FotoNation’s in-camera red-eye compensation function.
Additional features include a new digital wide function that combines two images to achieve the equivalent of a wide angle shot that is equivalent to approximately 28mm. Internal memory of approximately 52.1MB is supported by an expansion slot for SD/SDHC memory cards. Movie clips can be recorded in VGA or QVGA resolution at 30 fps, with a limit of 2GB. In-camera editing functions include movie dividing and stitching. The Z10 is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is rated for approximately 250 shots/charge.
The Optio Z10 will sell for $399. Local release is scheduled for September or October. For details of both models, visit www.crkennedy.com.au.