Pentax Corporation is announces the new Pentax Optio M30, a standard-class, compact digital camera that has been redesigned in pursuit of an ultra-slim body and high texture. The Optio M30 is well-balanced with basic functions, and supports various photography scenes. The external design of the Optio M series, standard-class compact digital camera, was redesigned. By using an exclusive ultra-thin battery and miniaturizing the circuit board, the depth of the main body was able to be kept down to a mere 18 mm. A high-quality aluminum alloy texture is also used for the exterior packaging, making it finished with a sophisticated design.
Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the Pentax Optio E30 compact digital camera. Although an entry-level model designed with the convenience of beginners in mind, the Pentax E30 is packed with 7.1 effective Megapixels for exceptional high-resolution photography. The upgraded 7.1 effective Megapixels, the one of the most in the entry-level class, enables you to take pictures with outstanding resolution. The Pentax Optio E30 digital camera features a 3X optical zoom lens with a focal range covering angles of view equivalent to those of a 36-108mm lens in 35mm format, which is ideal for a broad spectrum of subjects from landscapes, through sightseeing photographs, to portraits.
Pentax Corporation is announces the Pentax Optio T30, which realizes a slim body while being equipped with a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor that enables for easy viewing. The Optio T30 comes with new functions such as shake reduction which reduces camera shake and subject blurring, and “Face Recognition AF & AE,” which is convenient when photographing people. The Optio T30 is equipped with a high-resolution, oversized 3.0-inch LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 pixels that enables images and menu text to be displayed largely and clearly. The monitor also has a wide viewing angle of approximately 170° from all directions, making it easy to confirm images, even when looking at the monitor diagonally.
Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pentax Optio W30, a compact digital camera designed to be dustproof/waterproof. The waterproof function has been further enhanced so that it is possible to photograph underwater at depths of 3 meters continuously for 2 hours. The waterproofing capabilities of the internal construction of the camera and of the front and back covers, made from the metal used for the exterior, were further improved to make the Pentax Optio W30 capable of being used to photograph underwater at depths of 3 meters continuously for 2 hours in the conventional model, underwater photography was possible at depths of only 1.5 meters for a period of 30 minutes).
Pentax announces the launch of the Pentax Optio A30, a compact digital camera featuring 10.0 effective megapixels, enabling for photography of fine, high-quality images. The Pentax Optio A30, which is a camera in Pentax’s top class, also has enhanced anti-shake functions. The Optio A30 achieves one of the highest image qualities as a compact digital camera, thanks to features such as 10.0 effective megapixels that enable for high-resolution images, a 1/1.8-inch CCD with a wide light-sensitive area for superior tone reproduction, an smc Pentax zoom lens, renowned for its high resolving power, an image processing engine that makes a rich color reproduction possible, and three different types of anti-shake functions.
Pentax announces the marketing of smc Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8ED AL [IF] SDM and smc Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8ED [IF] SDM. Designed exclusively for use with its digital SLR cameras, these zoom lenses are the first models of the new high-performance smc Pentax-DA* lens series. The smc Pentax-DA* series has been developed through Pentax’s unending pursuit of the ultimate image quality in digital photography. Bringing together its advanced optical technologies, including aspherical elements, special optical-glass elements and original lens coatings, Pentax successfully developed a new interchangeable lens series that is superior to any existing lens series in terms of contrast, clarity and description, even at the edges.
Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the exhibition of its soon-to-be-released digital SLR camera products, all currently under development, at two major trade shows in the U.S.A. and Japan. PMA 2007 is America’s largest annual photographic merchandise trade show, to be held from March 8 to 10, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Photo Imaging Expo 2007 is one of Asia’s largest annual photo and imaging merchandise trade fairs, and will be held from March 22 to 25 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo. The digital SLR camera products include several interchangeable lenses, a macro lens, a medium format camera and a dedicated auto flash unit.