Pentax has announced the Optio S5n, a 5.2 megapixel camera that features Pentax’s sliding lens system. Unfortunately there are no plans to bring this unit to the US, though it’s said to be available soon in the UK for 250.
Via DPReview.com –
PENTAX introduces the new OptioS5n a stylish and compact digital camera with ultra-compact, lightweight appeal. What’s more, it also offers the power of 5.0 effective megapixels and a 3X optical zoom lens incorporating PENTAX’s unique Sliding Lens System. Developed in line with the OptioS series concept of being “stylish and ultra-compact to enable it to be worn like an accessory”, there’s so much more to the OptioS5n than its stylish, elegant appearance. Indeed with an easy-to-see 2.0-inch large LCD monitor, a useful Mode Palette function that simplifies shooting and playback and the advantage of MPEG-4 file format for high-quality, extended duration movies, the OptioS5n is every bit as versatile as it is attractive.