The Pentax Optio VS20 16MP camera is gearing up to enter in February this year, with a design that will enable owners to take vertical shots with ease. The gadget comes dipped in shades of what the company is referring to as ‘brilliant white’ and ‘noble black’, from which potential users can take their pick.
The device features an additional shutter-release button and another zoom lever, allowing users to capture images comfortably when holding the camera in a vertical position. It is embedded with a 3-inch color LCD screen which has received an anti-glare coating. Furthermore, the snapper is complete with automatic shift when it comes to the image display orientation.
Then there is the 20x optical zoom lens which covers focal lengths ranging from 28mm wide angle to 560mm super-telephoto. And when the intelligent zoom function is employed, the range extends to deliver up to 144x zoom in order to cover the focal length of an approximately 4032mm super-telephoto lens.
Additionally, with the triple shake reduction attribute and a vertical-position tripod mount, photographers may easily be able to record moments and snap up blur-free images. The thirteen onboard scene modes include fish-eye and sketch which sprinkle creative effects, while Handheld Night Snap aids in capturing images during low-light conditions.
The Optio VS20 has been integrated with the Face-Recall function which facilitates focusing on a pre-registered face, something which may be required when snapping up group images. The Auto Picture mode can be used to automatically select the appropriate settings based on the scene. Other features include HD recording capabilities and panorama mode.
The Pentax Optio VS20 price is slated at $249.95 and it is expected to hit pentaxwebstore.com in February 2012.