Finally, a camera to take the perfect pics no matter how drunk you or your friends are. PENTAX is releasing two new pocket-sized cameras at CES. First up is the less expensive Optio E70. A camera that takes AA batteries and has a number of features to make picture-taking mindless. With Auto Picture mode, the camera automatically selects from seven shooting modes for the best picture in any situation. The Optio E70 also features Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology, Advanced Face Recognition (32 faces in 0.03 seconds) and Smile Capture and Blink Detection. As long as you don’t drop it, it seems pretty hard to take a bad picture.
The Optio E70 seems designed for an older crowd with its advertised simple operation and large control buttons, but it’s so inexpensive, it works for someone younger looking for their first camera. The 10-megapixel digital camera has a 3X zoom lens and a 2.4-inch color LCD monitor. At $139.95, it seems like a bargain for someone who uses their camera to take pictures of their friends and family at close range more than landscapes. Available in champagne gold, deep blue and red.
For a more versatile camera, check out the P70 model with 12 megapixels, a 4X zoom lens and a 2.7 inch LCD lens. The P70 packs the Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology, Advanced Face Recognition, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection in addition to capturing HD video. Digital Shake Reduction sets the sensitivity up to ISO 6400 to prevent subject blur. This is a great buy at $199.95, available in white, red and silver this February.