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Pentax Launches Optio S1 Digital Camera

New digital camera coming this month

Mar 3 2011, 12:03pm CST | by

Pentax Launches Optio S1 Digital Camera
 
 

Pentax unveiled a new digital camera this week that has been overshadowed by all the hubbub around the iPad 2. The new digital camera is called the Optio S1 and it is a moderately priced offering with nice resolution and cool features. The camera is available in chrome, black, and green colors. It has a 14.1MP resolution sensor and a modest 5x digital zoom lens.

That digital zoom lens is equivalent to a 28-140mm 35mm lens. The rear LCD of the camera is a 2.7-inch unit and it uses sensor-shift shake reduction to ensure that your images are clearer in low light and when you are zooming. The camera can also capture 720p HD video as well.

The camera has Auto Picture mode that takes care of changing the settings for you so your images are always properly exposed. Other features of the camera include face detection, smile capture, blink detection, and lots more. The camera also supports HDR mode for more details and it is compatible with an IR remote sold separately. The camera will ship this month for $199.95.

That HDR functionality is very nice. If you have an iPhone 4, you can see how much better images turn out when HDR is one. It should be the same with this camera. HDR tends to make images brighter and make colors look better. The camera also appears to be very small and easy to take with you on the go.

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