Pentax P70 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Pentax Optio P70
Resolution: 12.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
(6.2mm x 4.6mm)
Lens: 4.00x zoom
(28-112mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Extended ISO: 64 - 6400
Shutter: 1/2000 - 4 seconds
Max Aperture: 2.6
Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.9 in.
(97 x 54 x 22 mm)
Weight: 4.4 oz (125 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $200
Availability: 02/2009
Manufacturer: Pentax
Full specs: Pentax P70 specifications
12.00
Megapixels
4.00x zoom 1/2.3 inch
size sensor
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Pentax Optio P70 Overview

The Pentax Optio P70 is a twelve megapixel ultracompact digital camera that's just 20 millimeters thick, yet squeezes in a 4x optical zoom lens with a useful 27.5mm wide angle. Other features of the Pentax P70 include a 2.7-inch, 230K dot LCD display, ISO sensitivity to 6,400 max., and a 720p high-definition movie recording (although at a rather limited rate of just 15 frames per second).

The Pentax P70 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 Optio P70 draws its power from a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, and uses SD/SDHC media for storage.

Pentax Optio P70 Pricing and Availability

The Pentax Optio P70 lists for US$199.95, and will ship from February 2009. The Pentax P70 will be available in a choice of three colors: white, red and silver.

 

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