Pentax has added four new digital cameras to its Optio line: the 5MP S5i, the 5MP Optio X, the 5MP
and the 7MP
750Z. All four will ship in September and will be on display at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York City on Sept. 20. All four use SD storage media. Pentax did not have pages for the S5i and Optio X on its Web site as MacCentral posted this article.
The Optio S5i features a 3x optical zoom lens and a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. It also offers a new Sport mode that increases the shutter speed for action shots and a Pan Focusing mode that optimizes the focus when moving between close-ups and long-range photos. The Optio X, the thinnest in the Optio line at 7/10 of an inch thick, also offers 3x optical zoom but features a two-inch LCD display, a sliding lens system that retracts the lens as soon as its power is turned off and a new My Menu function that saves customized settings for future use.
The Optio S50 includes a 3x optical zoom lens, 13 shooting modes, compatibility with PictBridge-enabled printers, a 12-bit A/D converter that smoothes color gradations and the ability to run off two AA batteries or one Lithium battery. Finally, the Optio 750Z features 10 shooting modes, a 5x optical zoom lens, PictBridge compatibility and the capacity to capture as much video at 30fps in 640 x 480 resolution as its SD memory card allows.