Pentax Launches 3 Optio Cameras – P80, E80 & WS80

pentax-ws80 Pentax has launched three affordable features packed digital cameras – Pentax Optio P80, E80 and the waterproof Optio WS80.

Pentax Optio P80
This is a lightweight, ultra slim 12.1-megapixel compact digital camera. The 4x wide angle optical lens of Optio P80 provides the same functionality as lenses with 27.5 to 110mm focal lengths. Optio P80 is designed to capture high resolution, high-definition and wide screen video recordings up to 720p, at a maximum speed of 30 frames per second. To reduce image blur, this Pentax camera is fitted with Pentax Shake Reduction technology, which includes a series of shake reduction features such as Movie Shake Reduction, Digital Shake Reduction and Pixel Track Shake Reduction.

The Face Detection Feature could detect up to 32 different faces within 0.03 second. Optio P80 also boasts Smile Capture, Blink Detection and Auto-Tracking AF functions. First time users could rely on the Auto Picture mode to select the best setting from eight shooting modes. For image and video review, Optio P80 is fitted with a 2.7-inch LCD screen.

Optio P80 will be available from September in black, mint and pearl colors and will cost $199.95.

Pentax Optio E80
This is a user friendly, feature packed digital camera, ideal for first time users. This 10-megapixel camera is designed to produce detailed large sized prints, which can be easily cropped according to the preferences of the user.

Functionality of lenses with 32 to 96mm focal length is provided by the 3x wide angle optical zoom lens of Optio E80. With a maximum speed of 15 frames per second, Option E80 could record high definition, wide screen and high-resolution videos. Optio E80 also features face detection feature. It has a 2.7-inch LCD display for video and image playback.

From next month, Optio E80 will be available in black and silver colors. It will cost $129.95.

Pentax Optio WS80
This waterproof digital camera is ideally suited for underwater shooting. It is a 10-megapixel camera with 5x internal optical zoom. It can withstand up to 5 feet deep water pressure. Optio WS80 could capture high definition, high resolution and wide screen videos up to 720p, with a maximum speed of 30 frames per second. Optio WS80 features Face Detection, Smile Capture, Pentax Shake Reduction and Pentax Auto Picture mode capabilities.

This rugged digital camera will be available from September for $249.95.