Pentax has announced its latest lightweight compact digital camera, the Optio V10. The 8Mp camera offers a 3x optical zoom and has a high-resolution 3in LCD screen. The wide 170 degree viewing angle of the monitor means that reviewing your images is possible from almost all directions. At only 19mm deep and a weight of 140g the camera is a tiny device, partly due to its new slim battery and miniaturised circuit board.
The Optio V10 also includes Pentax’s Face Recognition AF&AE technology, to detect and focus on faces in people shots. A shake reduction mode also helps to ensure that camera shake and blurring are kept to a minimum by adjusting light sensitivity automatically to match that of the subject.
The V10’s Auto Picture mode automatically determines the best mode for the conditions. As well as the 3x optical zoom, the Optio V10 has a 4x digital zoom for extreme close-ups.
The Pentax Optio V10 will be available in November for around £149.
Pentax Optio V10 compact digital camera