Pentax Optio E20

The Pentax Optio E20 is a 6.0 megapixel camera with a 3x Optical Zoom lens. The camera is powered by AA batteries, supports PictBridge, basic shooting modes and provides a 2.4 inch LCD. Currently there’s no news on price or availability but it’s expected to be in stores by October of 2006.

Pentax Optio E20 News Release

PENTAX Corporation is pleased to introduce the new PENTAX Optio E20, lightweight compact digital camera that comes with 6.0 effective megapixels and a 3X optical zoom lens.

Designed for simple operation with conveniences like a Mode dial and powered by widely available AA batteries, the Optio E20 is an entry-level camera that provides the joy of photography to budding photographers in an easy-to-use package.

Pentax Optio E20 Features

  1. 6.0 effective megapixels provide outstanding image quality:
  2. Enjoy the high-quality photography of the Optio E20 delivered the high definition of 6.0 effective megapixels. The primary-color filter produces more natural, vivid colours while the 12-bit A/D converter evenly reproduces all tones from dark to light.

  3. AA battery compatible:
  4. The camera can be powered with widely available AA batteries so you can always get replacements, even on vacation.

  5. Mode dial for straightforward mode selection:
  6. The Optio E20’s Mode dial, located on the top of the body, allows quick, clear-cut selection of the cameras eight versatile modes – six still-image shooting modes, a movie mode, and a set-up mode.

  7. Simple mode is easy on beginners:
  8. The Simple mode takes the guesswork out of taking pictures for first-time digital photographers. Just turning the Mode dial to Simple mode automatically sets all still-image photo settings except for Size and Quality.

  9. Large, 2.4-inch LCD monitor:
  10. The Optio E20 manages to fit in a large, 2.4-inch LCD monitor despite its compact body dimensions. Not only does the monitor’s size make it easy to compose and play back images, it also permits easy operation and set-up thanks to its large, easy-to-read menu display.

  11. 3X optical and up to approx. 12X total zoom magnification:
  12. The Optio E20 comes with a 3X optical zoom lens equivalent to a 34-102mm lens in 35mm format. When the optical zoom is paired with the digital zoom function (1X to approx. 4X), the camera can attain up to approx. 12X effective zoom magnification.

  13. Other features:
    • Supports SD memory cards; approximately 13MB of built-in memory
    • Equipped with an video output terminal that allows playback on TV (compatible with both NTSC and PAL)
    • Built-in auto flash with red-eye reduction
    • Macro mode allows close-up photography as near as 6 cm
    • Capable of taking QVGA video
    • ACDSee for PENTAX image viewer/image management software
    • PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matching III compatible

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