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Pentax Launch 20x Optical Zoom Digital Camera

New Pentax Optio VS20, with a 16 megapixel sensor and 20x optical zoom lens.

Posted: 26/01/2012 - 09:00

Optio VS20

Pentax have announced the launch of the new Pentax Optio VS20 digital compact camera. The latest addition to Pentax’s portfolio of compact cameras incorporates a full array of advanced functions and user-friendly features including 16 megapixel sensor, 20x optical zoom lens and a 3 inch colour LCD display.

Pentax Optio VS20

A highlight of this neat and compact camera is the extra powerful 20x zoom lens which features broad focal-length coverage from wide angle to super-telephoto and a macro mode. In addition, the camera benefits from an extra shutter-release button and zoom lever to provide a firm, comfortable grip during vertical-position shooting. The camera also comes with a new Handheld Night Snap mode which allows users to capture stunning images with minimal blur and noise even in dim light.

Key features:

  • 20x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage
  • Vertical-position shooting
  • 16 megapixel sensor
  • Triple anti-shake protection for sharp, blur-free images
  • Automatic selection of the most appropriate shooting mode
  • New scene modes
  • Upgraded auto face recognition function with a new face recall function
  • High-quality HDTV-standard movie recording with pushbutton start
  • 3 inch LCD monitor
  • Digital level and 48-segment grid display functions
  • Wireless remote-control shooting option using a Pentax remote control
  • Stretch filter to extend a particular portion of an image for an eye-catching visual effect
  • Neck strap included
  • 13 digital filters, including newly added Sketch mode, to add creative visual effects
  • Choice of three ratios (4:3, 16:9 and 1:1) to accommodate different applications
  • D-Range setting to prevent loss of highlight or shadow detail in an image
  • Digital Panorama mode to allow users to create a single panoramic picture from three images

The Optio VS20 will be available in black and white from end of February 2012 with an RRP of £199.99. For more information please visit the Pentax website.

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