How much zoom is too much zoom? That's something you'll have to ask Pentax, whose new X90 camera - the successor to the Pentax X70 - boasts a 26x optical zoom and a special "Intelligent Zoom" feature that, they reckon, can extend it to 162.5x "without compromising the optical performance". Behind that long-stretching lens there's a 12.1-megapixel sensor and both optical and digital anti-shake systems.
Pentax have outed a special, limited edition silver version of their K-7 DSLR, and it's quite the looker. Like the original Pentax K-7 this new model has a 14.6-megapixel sensor, 1,536 x 1,024 30fps video recording and an HDMI output; it also gets an an exclusive "golden section ratio" focusing screen and a specially toughened glass cover for the LCD preview display.
Here we go again with another SlashGear Week in Review. This was an important and busy week in the tech world with a much anticipated announcement by Apple in the middle of the week. There was some cool stuff unveiled early in the week too though. Monday we saw a cool custom wireless PS3 mod that took the new slim PS3 and turned it into a handheld device.
We'll never know whether Pentax intended to officially announce their three latest digital cameras today, or if they were pushed by yesterday's leak, but in the end we're just happy to see more details about the trio. The Pentax Optio I-10, Optio H90 and Optio E90 will all begin shipping next month, with the former two having a 12.1-megapixel sensors and 5x wide-angle optical zooms, while the latter - rocking the sub-$100 price point - gets 10-megapixels and a 3x wide-angle zoom.
Thinking of treating yourself to a new digital camera? Pentax aren't really ready to show you there latest models, but a premature leak has outed the Optio I-10, H90 and E90 digicams. Most interesting is the Optio I-10, a 12.1-megapixel retro shooter with a 5x wide-angle optical zoom.
Pentax pulled the wraps off its new entry-level K-x DSLR camera back in September and for the money the little cam offered up a nice feature set. Pentax has offered up a new and very colorful version of the Pentax K-x DSLR called the Korejanai K-x that outfitted in bright basic colors of red, blue, yellow, and white.
Pentax have outed their latest entry-level DSLR, the Pentax K-x, complete with a 12.4-megapixel CMOS sensor, 2.7-inch LCD with Live View and a very attractive base price of just $649.95. That gets you the K-x and a bundled DA L 18-55mm lens, together with 720p HD video recording and image stabilization.
The SlashGear team have been surprisingly mobile this week, with part one of our Lincoln MKS road-test, and toting Sprint's version of the MiFi 2200 portable EVDO hotspot around. We still found enough time to get frantically excited about the Palm Pre, though, which we now know will launch on June 6th for $199.99.
That excitement is tempered with the ongoing rumors that stocks may be severely curtailed on launch day. Not only have Best Buy and RadioShack insiders been talking of minimal handset numbers come June 6th, Sprint's own CEO is warning that the Pre will likely be in short supply for the first couple of months. The concern is that all of Palm's momentum since CES back in January could fizzle out, as Apple are expected to announce a third-generation iPhone two days after the Pre's launch.
As promised, Pentax have unleashed their latest DSLR, the 14.6-megapixel K-7. Pairing the new CMOS with the PRIME II imaging engine, the K-7 is also the first of the company's DSLRs to support high-definition video recording. Where many rivals top out at 720p, the Pentax can climb all the way to 1,536 x 1,024 at 30fps (3:2 aspect; 16:9 720p is also supported), and has an HDMI output for easy viewing.
Video demo after the cut