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Pentax 8MP Optio V20 Digital Camera shipping in May 2008

Pentax Optio V20 Digital Camera

Pentax has introduced the 8.0 mega pixel Optio V20 digital camera with a 5x zoom lens. It has an ultra-slim, compact body and quite a stylish design to match. The V20 digital camera also sports a 3-inch LCD monitor.

The Pentax Optio V20 digital camera offers three very innovative features that assist users in optimizing portrait photographs in particular. They are explained below:

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  • Face Recognition: This function automatically detects and focuses on faces and then sets the optimum exposure
  • Smile Capture: This function detects key facial expressions of happy people and then releases the shutter automatically.
  • Blink Detection: This function reports to the user whether any subjects closed their eyes in an image, allowing them to shoot the photo again if need be.
  • Another feature offered on the Pentax Optio V20 digital camera includes Auto tracking AF which allows the user to continuously focus on a moving subject using the V20 camera.

    Then, there’s the Auto-Macro mode which allows for close-up photography as near as 4-inches (10cm) without the need to change the normal focusing mode.

    The LCD monitor has a wide viewing angle of 170 degrees from all directions. It also features an Anti-reflection coating that reduces reflection. With this coating, the monitor can be viewed even better outdoors.

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    The Optio V20 compact digital camera offers 52MB of built-in memory.

    Additional salient features of the Pentax Optio V20 digital camera:

  • Movie recording function with shake reduction enabling high image quality rivaling camcorders
  • Mode palette provides quick access to 16 shooting conditions and 15 playback modes
  • Panorama mode for composing photographs into 1 panoramic picture
  • Date imprint function for easy image categorizing
  • FotoNation’s red-eye compensation function for flash shots
  • Includes the ACDSee for PENTAX 3.0 image viewer/image management software that supports Windows Vista
  • Support PictBridge, DPOF functions, EXIF Print, and PRINT Image Matching III
  • The Pentax Optio V20 digital camera will begin shipping in May 2008 for a price of $279.95.

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