Pentax rolls out new waterproof digital camera in Japan

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Today Pentax announced [JP] the release of a new camera, the Optio W60, which will be available in Japan at the end of June. The W60 is the successor of the Optio W30 the company released in this country in February 2007.

The new model can be used under water (up to 4 meters) for 120 minutes. It can handle temperatures of down to minus 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Pentax says the camera was optimized specifically for outdoor use and the sturdy body makes it a good choice for users who do winter or marine sports. At 98×55.5×24.5mm, the Optio W60 is designed to be extra-compact.

It comes with 10 megapixels, a 2.5 inch LED screen, 5x optical and 5.7x digital zoom and ISO 50-6400 sensitivity range.

The Optio W60 is available in silver, blue or pink and will cost $400.

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