Optio

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: You Have Optio-ns

    Next up we have the Pentax Option A40, a 12 megapixel beauty with 3X optical zoom and a song in its heart. Featuring 12 megapixels, the compact and stylish Optio A40 offers three types of Shake Reduction including mechanical, digital and movie. Each version helps deliver sharp, blur-free shots where camera shake is an issue such as action photography or in low light conditions at dawn, dusk or… Read More

  • Pentax's new Optio point-and-shoots are alive with the sound of megapixels


    If you’re in the market for a new pocket camera, you could do worse than a Pentax. My friend just bought one from the old generation and she likes it, but when she sees these she’ll be mad. Click the link below for the whole menagerie, in arbitrary order since there are no prices and some are better than others in different ways. All the cameras have USB 2.0 high speed interfaces… Read More

  • Pentax adds to Optio A, V lines

    Pentax continues to beef up its Optio A line with the 12-megapixel, 3x optical zoom A40. You may wonder what’s so special about this, right? How do three types of Shake Reduction sound? That’s right. They include mechanical, digital and movie for any situation to deliver crisp and clear shots. The mechanical SR on the A40 is equivalent to shutter speeds of approximately 2.5 to… Read More

  • Pentax Optio W30 review

    The summer may be officially over, but the temperatures are still warm enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk and there’s enough time to hit the beach and soak up the sun. I like to frolic in the ocean and often times I wish I had a waterproof digital point-and-shoot to capture all my shenanigans while surfing. I’ve tried the disposables and the surf-specific cameras, but… Read More

  • Pentax Launches Two New Point and Shoots


    The S10 Pentax has just announces two new Optios, the Z10 with 7X optical zoom and the S10, a 10-megapixel super-slim model. Both cameras ship in September for $249.99. Read More

  • Pentax Announces Two Easy To Use Affordable Point And Shoots

    Pentax has intro’d two lightweight and reasonably priced point-and-shoots, the Optio M40 and Optio E40. The M40 is a whopper at 8-megapixels and features a streamlined ultra-slim designed metallic body that boasts 3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom and a larger than life 2.5-inch LCD monitor. Face Recognition and Digital Shake Reduction are two key features that Pentax seems to excel at. Read More

  • Pentax Optio E20 6-Megapixel Camera

    Pentax’s successor to the E10 has just been revealed, slightly ahead of Photokina. The Optio E20 has a 6.0 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, 2.4-inch LCD and 13MB of internal memory. It’s powered by two AA batteries, which in our opinion is better than the proprietary batteries usually found in other cameras. This way you can carry a stash of cheap AA batteries to flip in and… Read More