Pentax Introduces Optio E40 And Ultra-Slim Optio M40

Pentax Imaging Company has announced two new lightweight, affordable compact digital camera models -- the Pentax Optio M40 and the Pentax Optio E40.

With 8.0 megapixels, the Pentax Optio M40 features an ultra-slim, sophisticated metallic body offering a 3X optical zoom and a large and easily viewable LCD monitor. The user-friendly Optio M40 also features Face Recognition and digital Shake Reduction.

The Pentax Optio E40 is an affordable, entry-level compact digital camera also featuring Face Recognition technology and Digital Shake Reduction functions for high-resolution photography. This entry-level model accepts widely available AA batteries and is designed for simple and intuitive operation so that even beginners can enjoy photography effortlessly.

Priced at US $199.95, the Pentax Optio M40 will ship in August 2007. The Pentax Optio E40 will ship in September 2007 for US $149.95.