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|07-28-2009, 07:22 AM||#1|
Pentax introduces the Pentax x70 megazoom digital camera
News update from the official Pentax website:
High image quality
With 12.0 megapixels, a high-performance imaging engine, and the highquality PENTAX Megazoom lens, the X70 delivers superclear, high quality images in any shooting mode. Images at 12.0 megapixels arealso suitable for printing at most large print sizes including 8x10, 11x17 andeven larger poster size prints.
Large, easy-to-view 2.7 inch color LCDmonitor
The PENTAX X70 features a large, bright 2.7 inch color LCD monitor withapproximately 230,000 dots of resolution. An Anti-Reflection coating helps minimizeglare from sunlight for more effective outdoor viewing. Also, the X70 comeswith an electronic viewfinder for easy image composition and review in thebrightest lighting conditions. You can also access the camera’s menus and otherfunctions via the electronic viewfinder, so you will always be able to changesettings no matter how bright it is outdoors.
Compact, lightweight design
The compact, lightweight designof the X70, one of the smallest and lightest cameras in
Reliable Shake Reduction for sharp,blur-free images
TheX70 incorporates an “image sensor shift” Shake Reduction system to assuresharply focused, blur-free images even under demanding photographicconditions* such as when shooting at fulltelephoto or when shooting a sunset or indoor scenes with very low light. Byaccurately detecting the amount of camera shake using a high-performance gyrosensor and shifting the CCD image sensor vertically and horizontally at highspeed, the X70 offers an outstanding camera-shake compensation effect,equivalent to approximately three shutter steps.
The X70 lets the photographer capture the subject continuously at amaximum speed of approximately 11 images per second and up to 21 images insuccession.* Coupled with the Auto-Tracking AF mode that keeps a fast-movingsubject in focus all the time, the X70 is sure to capture that once in a lifetime,decisive moment in sharp focus. The X70 is perfect for shooting sports actionand active children and pets.
*When the continuous-shooting mode is selected, the image size is fixed at 5M(2592 x 1944 pixels).
Fast Face Detection AF&AE capturesup to 32 faces in focus in approx. 0.03 seconds
The X70 Face Detection functionis effective for capturing casual snapshots of people by optimizing thefocusing and exposure of up to 32 faces in a single image in approximately 0.03seconds. The X70 also offers other user-friendly functions including SmileCapture which automatically releases the shutter the instant it detects thesubject’s smile, and Blink Detection which warns the photographer when thesubject’s eyes are closed at the moment of capture.
Movie capture in high-definition TVimage quality with anti-shake protection
The X70 captures high qualitymovie clips, equivalent in image quality to that of high-definition TV (1280 x720 pixels) at 15 frames per second. The X70 also features Movie SR mode
**When the Movie SR mode is selected, the angle of view becomes narrower thannormal shooting.
Multi-mode exposure system
The X70 offers a choice of fourexposure modes: Programmed AE, in which the camera automatically selects theoptimal combination of aperture and shutter speed for a given subject andAperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE and full Metered Manual modes, inwhich photographers are free to select either (or both) aperture and shutterspeed to suit their photographic needs.
Auto Picture mode for the automaticselection of seven different shooting modes
The X70 features the advanced PENTAXAuto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting modefor a given subject or scene by detecting the subject’s lighting, movement andother conditions. This user-friendly mode not only makes the right mode choicefor the photographer (from Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night ScenePortrait, Flower, Sport and Standard modes), but also features an Auto Macromode, which automatically switches the camera’s focus range to macro inclose-range applications.
The X70 comes equipped with an Auto Sensitivity Control function,which automatically shifts the sensitivity level in relation to the subject’slighting condition and the lens focal-length setting. This allows thephotographer to use a high shutter speed in dimly lit locations, such as nightscenes or indoor sports events to effectively minimize camera shake and subjectblur. The auto sensitivity control range can be set between ISO 50 and ISO 6400,and is range adjustable.
PENTAX is a trademark of HOYACORPORATION.
This product supports PRINT Image Matching III. PRINT ImageMatching enabled digital still cameras, printers and software helpphotographers to produce images more faithful to their intentions. Somefunctions are not available on printers that are not PRINT Image Matching IIIcompliant.
Design and Specifications is subject to change withoutnotice.
Ultra wide-angle perspective
This new lens offers a 23mm angle of view (in the 35mm format) foreye-catching wide-angle images. Enjoy visual effects unique to ultra wide-anglelenses such as enhanced perspective and an expanded depth of field.
Limited Lens series quality
The PENTAX Limited Lens series is designed for the ultimate inimage reproduction. True to the Limited lens tradition, this new lens not onlyassures excellent image quality, but also produces sharp, clear images with minimaldistortion and outstanding contrast even at the maximum aperture. The opticaldesign has been optimized for digital photography, and the barrel, built-in hood,and cap are all made of a high-grade aluminum material that is shaped forperfect proportions.
With newly developed optics,this ultra wide-angle lens design is extremely compact and lightweight.
PENTAX, and smcPENTAX are trademarks of HOYA CORPORATION.
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