I’ve never owned a Pentax camera, have Nikon, Fuji and Kodak here now and I’ve owned a Vivitar in the past as well. The new Pentax Option is 14mp with 5x optical zoom and a 2.7” LCD and will only cost $199.95 later this month.

-PENTAX Imaging Company announced the PENTAX Optio S1 digital compact camera with advanced, easy-to-use features and an eye-catching, gem-like finish. Available in striking Chrome or a glossy Black or Green, the Optio S1 is a fashionable and elegant digital camera with an ultralight body featuring:

  • A high resolution 14 megapixel sensor for exceptional image detail.
  • Wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm) for flexible image framing.
  • Ample 2.7 inch LCD for easy capture and playback of images and video.
  • Sensor-shift PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) system for sharp low light and telephoto images.
  • Widescreen 720p HD video capture.
  • Powerful PENTAX Auto Picture mode for set-it-and-forget-it shooting convenience.
  • Fast Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection for perfect portraits.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode for outstanding detail in wide exposure images (new to PENTAX digital compact cameras).
  • PENTAX infrared remote control (remote purchased separately).

 

pentax thumb PENTAX Unveils Optio S1 Digital Camera

With meticulous attention given to every design detail, the ultra-compact Optio S1 is the perfect choice for digital photographers who want a very capable, yet classy, digital camera. Available later this month, the camera will be priced at $199.95 USD.

The PENTAX Optio S1 is available for pre-order now on: www.pentaxwebstore.com

Complete information is available here: http://www.pentaximaging.com/about-us.aspx?p=press