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Pentax preps budget, wide-angle Optio E60

updated 08:30 pm EDT, Mon July 28, 2008

Pentax Optio E60

Pentax tonight gave entry-level photographers an extra option through the 10.1-megapixel Optio E60. Its standout addition is a 32-96mm equivalent wide-angle lens that helps frame wide portrait shots, scenery, or other very horizontal subjects. Its beginner focus includes a fully automatic mode that changes all settings itself, though the camera adds face detection and ISO-based blur correction that also help more experienced owners.

The camera's simpler nature also surfaces in its 3X zoom factor and its use of AA batteries rather than a lithium-ion pack for power. Pentax will offer the E60 in just a single black color when it ships in October for $140.



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  1. bobolicious

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    32mm isn't wide...

    ...nor does it even equate to 'standard' 28mm equivalent from the slr film era - the Lumix @ 25mm is the only 'wide' P S I know of aside from the now discontinued Kodak V570/705 dual lens which offered a remarkably clever & high quality 23mm equivalent 'prime' lens with electronic barrel distortion correction digital zoom...

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