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Pentax New Optio E30 7.1-Megapixel for Cheap

Pentax New Optio E30 7.1-Megapixel for Cheap

Pentax has just announced the Optio E30, their latest entry-level digital camera with some rather impressive features for its price level. This compact camera boasts 7.1 effective megapixels for more clarity than the entry-level user probably needs.

The Optio E30 also features a 3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom, a 2.4-inch LCD, and 11MB built-in memory. It also supports the new SDHC memory cards in addition to traditional SD memory cards.

Expected to be available in February for an amazingly cheap $150, the Optio E30 will be making an appearance at the upcoming CES.

Pentax Optio E30
[Via: Newlaunches]

World’s First Water-Proof and Dust-Resistant SLR Camera

World’s First Water-Proof and Dust-Resistant SLR Camera

This awfully gaudy contraption of a camera, called the Asahi Pentax LX Gold, is reportedly the world’s first water-proof and dust-resistant SLR camera made by Pentax. We’ll have to excuse its appearance as it is a 60th anniversary model for the company and probably more a collectors item than something we’d all be rushing out for this holiday season. Whether there is any actual gold or if it is even a DSLR is unclear. According to the folks at Aving, the unit was presented at a press conference in Korea, leading us to suspect it is another one of those Korea-market-only releases. No information on pricing and availability. And, I am rather surprised there were no encrusted diamonds.

Pentax’s world’s first water-proof & dust-resistant SLR camera [Via: Aving]


Pentax X-Change Digital Point & Shoot SLR

Pentax X-Change Digital Point & Shoot SLR

I’ve always wanted to take professional-looking photos with my small point-and-shoot digital camera, but have had little luck. It is perhaps more a fault of the photographer than the equipment, but I’d like to think it’s the equipment. So, why not go get myself a nice digital SLR? Well, they’re a little bulky to carry around all day. Thus, this Pentax X-Change really caught my eye. This concept camera, one of many shown at the Photokina, can use different lenses like with a digital SLR but has the compact body of a point-and-shoot. The body is very thin with a pop-up flash and allows the use of small interchangeable lenses. Each lens has an integrated CCD offering different focal lengths. How cool is that?

Pentax X-Change Concept Point & Shoot [Via: Oh Gizmo]

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