GOLDEN, CO. (July 11, 2007)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced two new lightweight, affordable compact digital camera models – the PENTAX Optio M40 and the PENTAX Optio E40.

With 8.0 megapixels, the PENTAX Optio M40 features an ultra-slim, sophisticated metallic body offering a 3X optical zoom and a large and easily viewable LCD monitor. The user-friendly Optio M40 also features Face Recognition and digital Shake Reduction.

The PENTAX Optio E40 is an affordable, entry-level compact digital camera also featuring Face Recognition technology and Digital Shake Reduction functions for high-resolution photography. This entry-level model accepts widely available AA batteries and is designed for simple and intuitive operation so that even beginners can enjoy photography effortlessly.

Priced at US $199.95, the PENTAX Optio M40 will ship in August 2007. The PENTAX Optio E40 will ship in September 2007 for US $149.95. [Read more...]

Photo of the Day

Bright idea

Originally uploaded by Thingymajig.

Here’s a really cool shot. If you’d like to know more about how the photographer caught this rather unique shot, just click on the photo to see the flickr page. If you’re interested in this kind of well-thought-out/planned shoots, consider spending some time over at Strobist. It’s a great blog giving insight on lighting solutions – in particular, cost effective light solutions. For instance, the photographer of the above photo used a homemade cardboard snoot as part of his “gear” in achieving the above effect. Be warned though, it can be addictive…

Shot info: Nikon D200; 50mm; f/13 at 1/200s and ISO 100. Click on the photo for more info on lighting.

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