Pentax adds to compact range with 8MP Optio V20

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pentax_optio20.jpgNewly-launched in the US, but sure to follow in Europe in a matter of days is the latest compact camera from Pentax – the Optio V20.

Very much aimed at the entry-level market, this 8MP model features 5x optical zoom, a 3-inch LCD screen, Face Recognition for better people shots, Smile Capture to keep everyone jolly in your snaps, Blink Detection (allowing you to re-shoot should anyone have their eyes closed), an Auto-Macro mode for close-ups and 52MB of memory on-board, along with SD.SDHC expansion.

In the US, this is shipping in May for $279.95 (around £140). UK news sure to follow.

Pentax (via Crave)

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