Right from PMA2010, Pentax Optio I-10: old-fashioned look plus hi-tech features, sleek and compact!

The Pentax Optio I10 is an old-fashioned & retro camera from Pentax just announced at PMA 2010.
The Pentax Optio I10 comes with a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor and a 5x optical zoom. This old-Fashion Point-and-shoot camera has up to 6400 ISO sensitivity, gyro-based image stabilizer and features an HD Video recording in 1280×720 resolutions. Integrated with a 2.7-inch LCD display, a 26.7MB internal memory, and expandable with SD/SDHC memory card. Other features a Pet Detection mode and Face Detection. Measuring 100.5×65×28 mm and weight 153g. The Pentax Optio I-10 is available in white and black colors.

Retro look but plenty of features!

SLR-inspired design
The nostalgic, eye-catching design of the Optio I-10 resembles classic film SLR cameras. Pentax positioned the flash unit and speaker in the upper mid-section of the camera body to create this original SLR-shaped body, and the leatherette texture and classic 20th century Pentax logo add elegance to the camera design.

Optical 5x wide angle to telephoto zoom lens
The Optio I-10 features an optical 5x zoom lens that covers focal lengths from 5.1mm to 25.5mm (equivalent in the 35mm format to approximately 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto). This wide zoom range allows the Optio I-10 to capture a wide variety of subjects and scenes from breathtaking landscapes, majestic architecture and group shots in a confined space, to tightly cropped photos shot from a distance. An Intelligent Zoom function allows even tighter zoom on subjects and extends the digital zoom range to approximately 31.3x.

12.1 effective megapixels for exceptional image quality
With 12.1 effective megapixels, a high-performance imaging engine, and the camera’s high performance Pentax zoom lens, the Optio I-10 delivers brilliant, high quality images with well-defined details. Even when enlarged, the images deliver sharp, high-resolution prints with edge-to-edge sharpness.

Improved Face Detection recognizes dogs and cats
The Optio I-10 features an improved Face Detection AF & AE function that detects up to 32 faces in the image field and captures them all in sharp focus with optimal exposure in just 0.03 seconds. This upgraded Face Detection technology now allows users to adjust the camera to detect dogs and cats. Users may program the camera to automatically release the shutter the moment the subject faces the camera, which is especially helpful for pet photography.

The Pentax Optio I10 sports triple anti-shake protection

CCD-shift-type SR mechanism
The Optio I-10 incorporates an advanced CCD-shift-type Shake Reduction (SR) mechanism that compensates for camera shake by shifting the camera’s image sensor (CCD) horizontally and vertically in relation to the amount of shake detected by the high-accuracy gyro sensor. This offers outstanding camera-shake compensation equivalent to up to 2.5 shutter steps even when shooting telephoto or in lowlight settings such as sunsets or indoors.

The Pentax Optio I10 is available now for US $274.36.


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