Pentax Optio RZ18 Announced

Pentax Optio RZ18

The Pentax Optio RZ18 is a new point and shoot model with a 16MP image sensor and 18x optical zoom (25-450mm equivalent).  The RZ18 also features sensor-shift image stabilization, a 3-inch 460k-dot LCD and 720p HD video.

The Pentax Optio RZ18 should be available in October for $299.95.  Check availability on

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Pentax Optio RS1000 and RZ10 Announced

The Pentax Optio RS1000 is a 14MP point and shoot camera with a 4x optical zoom lens.  The RS1000 is an ultra-compact caemra that is about the size of a credit card and comes with a bargain initial price point of $149.95.

The RS100 should be available in October 2010.  Check availability on

The Pentax Optio RZ10 is a 14MP point and shoot camera with a 10x zoom lens, built-in image stabilization and a 2.7″ LCD screen.

The RZ10 should be available in October 2010 at an initial retail price of $219.95.  Check availability on

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Pentax Optio W90 Brief Hands-On

Pentax Optio W90

While the Pentax Optio W90 has just been announced, I had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with a preproduction model of the new camera at CES 2010 last month.  For my first impressions on the 12MP deathproof camera, keep reading. [Read more...]

Pentax Optio W90 Reviews and Resources

Pentax Optio W90

The Pentax Optio W90 is a 12.1MP point and shoot camera that features a shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof body, along with a 2.7-incd LCD, 720p HD video capture and a Digital Microscope mode with LED lights providing lighting for up close subjects.  The W90 will include a carabiner for attaching the camera to a belt or backpack for quick access.  Check out Photography Bay’s Pentax W90 Hands-on Review.

The Pentax W90 should be available in April 2010 at an initial retail price of $329.95. Check availability on

Pentax W90 Reviews


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Pentax Optio E60

GOLDEN, Colo. – PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX Optio E60 compact digital camera. With 10.1 megapixels, the PENTAX Optio E60 offers both new and experienced digital users beautiful high-resolution images and a variety of easy-to-use features at a budget price.

This latest member of the PENTAX Optio E series is newly equipped with an optical 3X zoom lens featuring a wide angle of view (equivalent to 32mm to 96mm in 35mm format) that is perfect for group shots in narrow settings, landscapes and architecture. In addition, the Optio E60 features a variety of modes including Auto Picture, Face Recognition, High Sensitivity Digital Shake Reduction, and a popular Green mode that sets exposure, sensitivity and other parameters with just a touch of a button for the newest of digital users.

The PENTAX Optio E60 also is a fine travel companion compatible with easy-to-find AA batteries, World Time and Date Imprint functions, and an Image Recovery function to retrieve accidentally-erased, once-in-a-lifetime pics.

The PENTAX Optio E60 will be available in a stylish black finish in October for under US $140.00.