Feeds

Pentax peddles snapper for portrait pundits

Taken to the side

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Pentax snapped into action today with the launch of a compact camera geared up more than usual for vertically orientated shots.

The 16Mp Optio VS20 clicks with a photographer's penchant for portraits by including a second shutter release button, zoom wheel and even tripod slot, for use when the snapper is on its side.

Pentax Optio VS20

The Optio jumps forward through a super-wide 20x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 28-560mm. This boasts a digital boost to 144x, a telephotastic 4032mm in 35mm format.

On the rear resides a 3in, 460,000-dot LCD touchscreen with an anti-glare coating to minimise fingerprint smudges. Users can flick through a range of new scene modes including Handheld Night Snap, Fish Eye and Sketch.

Pentax Optio VS20

Other features include upgraded face recognition, a smile detection mode and 720p HD video recording.

The Pentax Optio VS20 hits shelves this February in both black and white versions for around £200. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.