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Pentax have been in the fore front in the world of imaging technology for so long now. They have launched a huge array of imaging devices in the past. The company was taken over recently by Ricoh.
Very recently a new camera has been launched under the Pentax brand name by the new management. The camera is termed as Pentax Optio VS20. This is a very compact and sleek super zoom camera that is aimed at the budget friendly camera market.
The main thing that sets this camera apart from the crowd is that it has two shutter release buttons rather than the single button at the top. These buttons can be very helpful for the user while taking landscape and portrait photos.
Features of Pentax Optio VS20:
Sleek and compact
16 mega pixel CCD
20 x zoom (28-560 mm)
Long focal length
3 inch LCD screen
720p resolution video recording
38.5 mm thick
The camera has a very beautiful design to it. The device comes in metallic silver and black colour combination. The control buttons are large and are easily accessible. They respond well to even the slightest of pressure.
The technical specifications of the camera are similar to most of the other super compact digital cameras. The CCD sensor has a resolution of 16 mega pixel. It is sufficient enough for taking good quality photographs but the video quality won’t be that much of a professional camera. Still it can take good quality videos with 720p resolution and also at sufficient speeds. The camera is provided with 20 x zoom.
This includes optical zoom and digital zoom as well. When most of the other manufactures concentrate on wide angle lenses in their super compact cameras Pentax has opted for a long focal length for their device. The 3 inch LCD display provided at the back has a resolution of 4, 60,000 pixels and is sufficient enough to take pictures and videos and also to preview them.
The most interesting aspect of the camera is the extra shutter release button provided in the side. This helps you to take pictures very easily while holding the camera vertically and this is a very helpful addition for those who want to take portrait photographs.
Pentax Optio VS20 is set to hit the stores by the end of February and its price tag is expected to be around Rs. 15, 000/-.