Pentax E70 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Pentax Optio E70
Resolution: 10.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.33 inch
(6.1mm x 4.6mm)
Kit Lens: 3.00x zoom
(32-96mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Extended ISO: 64 - 6400
Shutter: 1/2000 - 4 seconds
Max Aperture: 2.9
Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.9 in.
(97 x 54 x 22 mm)
Weight: 5.6 oz (160 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $140
Availability: 02/2009
Manufacturer: Pentax
Full specs: Pentax E70 specifications

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Pentax Optio E70 Overview

The Pentax E70 is a ten megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. The Pentax Optio E70 is an entry-level model with 2.4" LCD display, offers a zoom range from a not-so-generous 32mm wide angle to a 96mm telephoto, and is compatible with standard AA batteries.

The Pentax E70 camera includes face recognition that can identify 32 faces in a scene within 0.03 seconds, plus what Pentax calls "Pixel Track" shake reduction, and there's also blink detection and smile capture functions. The E70 also features a digital panorama mode, which automatically stitches a series of photos into one wide 180-degree image. The Optio E70 uses SD/SDHC media for storage, and includes about 35MB of internal memory.

Pentax Optio E70 Pricing and Availability

The Pentax Optio E70 lists for US$139.95, and will ship from February 2009. The Pentax E70 will be available in champagne gold, deep blue and red.

 

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