Pentax pushes out new products

Seems to be the day for digital camera launches

Pentax Optio W30

Pentax today announced the latest additions to its Optio compact digital camera range: the A30 high-end digital compact and the W30 that features waterproof functionality enabling use for photography and videos at depths of three metres.

Both feature enhanced digital SR (shake reduction), with the A30 sporting 10 megapixel resolution with a 1/1.8 inch CCD and an smc PENTAX zoom lens. The 3x optical zoom camera also features a new 2.5 inch LCD monitor and a lightweight aluminium casing. The A30 is also compatible with SDHC and SD memory cards. It will be available in the UK from March from £199.99.

Pentax A30 and W30 compact digital cameras

The W30 is the latest addition to the waterproof and dustproof "W" range and comes with 7.1 megapixel resolution with 3x optical zoom and can remain submerged continuously for two hours. The compact camera also features a a high intensity 2.5 inch LCD monitor and "Macro mode" that allows photography as close as one centimetre away from the subject. The Optio W30 will be on sale from March at guide price of £189.99.

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