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Pentax readying X70 prosumer cam

updated 11:25 am EST, Mon March 2, 2009

Pentax X70 Leak

Pentax should top its camera launches for the PMA show with its first real ultrazoom compact. Listings at B&H and elsewhere have revealed that the X70 will center on a 24X, 26-624mm equivalent lens with sensor-shift image stabilization. The 12-megapixel camera should also be very fast with an option to shoot at up to 11 frames per second by lowering the resolution to 5 megapixels.

The design should also carry 720p video recording and a relatively wide light sensitivity range of between ISO 50 and ISO 6,400. Pentax also promises a full range of controls ranging from a wholly automatic scene recognition mode to aperture/shutter priority and full manual modes for experienced photographers.

While release dates aren't mentioned, the X70 has a tentative price of $400 that slots it between usual point-and-shoot cameras as well as DSLRs. [via PentaxForums]





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  1. carloblackmore

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    what a horrible logo

    I'm really getting tired of giant white block letters for the camera name right above the lens. It's so stale - have these companies ever heard of less being more?

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