Pentax Optio T30 and Optio M30 Digital Cameras Announced

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Pentax has announced the Optio T30 and Optio M30 digital cameras to succeed the T20 and M20 (respectively). Both new cameras features a new facial recognition feature to provide accurate auto focus and auto exposure on the faces in your frame. The Optio T30 sports a 3 inch, touch screen LCD in a very slim form factor. The Optio M30 features a redesigned, ultra-slim body. Both cameras will be available in March with the T30 for $350 and the M30 will be available for $200.

Optio T30

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  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Facial recognition auto focus and auto exposure
  • 3 inch, 230K pixel, touch sensitive LCD with 170 degree viewing angle
  • High ISO shake reduction
  • Movie capture up to VGA (640×480) resolution at 30fps
  • Focus modes: 9 point autofocus, spot, auto tracking, pan focus
  • Drawing features to take advantage of the touch screen
  • Flash modes: Auto, on, off, redeye reduction, soft flash
  • Flash range: 19.7’ (at wide), 9.8’ (telephoto), Auto ISO
  • Sensitivity up to ISO 3200
  • Capture modes: Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Sport, Pet, Kids, Frame Composite (3MP), Food, Text, Voice Recording
  • Auto Picture mode that automatically determines if the shot will be best capture by Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, or Program modes
  • Metering: multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
  • White balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, manual mode
  • 19.9MB internal memory, SD/SDHC expansion slot
  • Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.75 inches

Optio M30

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  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Facial recognition auto focus and auto exposure
  • New auto Macro Mode for focusing as close as 4 inches (super Macro Mode for focusing as close as 1.9 inches)
  • 2.5 inch, 115K pixel LCD
  • High ISO shake reduction
  • Movie capture up to VGA (640×480) resolution at 30fps
  • Focus modes: 9 point autofocus, spot, auto tracking, pan focus
  • Flash modes: Auto, on, off, redeye reduction, soft flash
  • Flash range: 18.0’ (at wide), 9.2’ (at telephoto)
  • Sensitivity up to ISO 3200
  • Capture modes: Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Frame Composite (3MP)
  • Auto Picture mode that automatically determines if the shot will be best capture by Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, or Program modes
  • Metering: multi-segment
  • White balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, manual mode
  • 21.9MB internal memory, SD/SDHC expansion slot
  • Ultra thin lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.2 x 0.7 inches

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