Pentax Imaging Company 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.