Pentax launches new 10 megapixel Optio A20 digital camera

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As well as the M20, Pentax has also introduced the new Optio A20, with 10 effective megapixels, plus the latest optics and shake reduction technology.

The Optio A20 has a 2.5-inch low reflection LCD display and 3x optical zoom and features three types of anti-shake function. SR (Shake Reduction) technology reduces camera shake by using gyroscopic sensors to oscillate the CCD as the camera moves. If that sounds comfusing, lets just say it gives you sharp images even when the camera is moving. To further improve image quality, Blur Reduction optimises the settings for crisper images in any conditions and the Auto Tracking AF function ensures the subject of the image remains in focus even if moving, which should make for good action shots. The A20 also features Face Recognition technology, Auto-tracking Auto-focus, Red-eye correction after shooting and Auto Picture mode to get the right settings for the conditions.

Expect to see the A20 for sale from early October, priced around £279.

Pentax website

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Dave Walker