Pentax Optio A30 – 10 megapixel camera with shake reduction technology

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A number of new digital cameras launched today, kicking off with the Pentax Optio A30, a 10 megapixel compact camera with the now standard anti-shake.

The A30 with 2.5-inch LCD screen offers 10 effective megapixels, a 1/1.8-inch CCD with a wide light-sensitive area for strong tone reproduction and 3x optical zoom. Shake reduction is included, boosted further by a new, high-accuracy gyro sensor and a control algorithm used primarily in SLRs. Digital shake reduction automatically changes the camera’s sensitivity according to brightness to reduce blurring.

Other features include Face Recognition for optimum facial focusing, a faster start-up time, video recording at 30fps, 15 shooting modes, 22MB of built-in memory and a slot for SDHC cards.

Expect it in March, priced at £199.99.

Pentax website

Dave Walker