Pentax Optio T20 - The new camera benefits from a combination of stylish design and innovative functionality - such as touch-screen programming, on-screen image manipulation and high-definition playback - but now boasts a meatier 7 megapixel processing performance.
Pentax is delighted to introduce the new Pentax Optio T20 compact
digital camera. An upgrade to the highly successful Optio
Housed within an extremely slim body, the Optio T20 is defined by its
extra-large 3.0-inch, high-definition LCD monitor, which allows for
easy viewing and a touch-screen control system for programming the
camera. Using the screen as the main interface in this way,
navigation is simplified, more control is given to the user, and the
design of the camera is simplified to make it much more aesthetically
pleasing. Yet ease of use and stunning design is balanced by
high-end performance, with the camera’s 7 effective megapixel
resolution delivering exceptionally high-quality prints with crisp
The Optio T20 will hit UK stores in October with a retail
price of £249.99. A further advisory will be
emailed through to notify you of review stock availability.
Easy-to-view 3.0-inch over-sized LCD monitor The Optio T20 boasts a large digital-camera LCD monitor,
which measure a full 3 inches and about 230,000 pixels, delivering
exceptional clarity and definition. Checking pictures and setting up
functions are easier than ever thanks to the large and more defined
displays and menus and navigational aids. In addition, since
the monitor sports a wide viewing field, the screen remains easy to see
and bright and colourful even when viewed at acute angles. This is
helpful when monitoring shots at low or high angles or when showing off
photos to a group of people.
A 19.5-mm body - one of the thinnest in its class
Despite the sleek 19.5-mm body, the Optio T20 features an extra-large
3-inch LCD monitor and a 3x optical zoom. Fitting some much is so
little results from the use of the Pentax Sliding Lens System
and high-density mounting technology.
The Optio T20’s touch display allows you to select and
confirm functions by directly touching the LCD monitor. Its simple
operations such as selecting the icon from the displayed menu and
touching the monitor take the stress out of setting up the camera.
Excellent image quality
An upgraded 7 effective megapixel resolution delivers images with
exceptional definition. The camera boasts the well-regarded smc PENTAX
lens, which renders clear, high-contrast images, while our unique lens
coating cuts out ghosting and other artefacts. The Optio
T20’s superb image processing technology produces vivid
colours and creates smooth tonal expressions at all brightness levels.
‘My Drawing’ mode for easy
The Optio T20 comes with a ‘My Drawing’ mode, which
lets you customise your shots on camera. Using the stylus pen, you can
create your own original picture by writing directly on the image shown
on the monitor or adding a stored illustration with the Stamp function.
The camera also has a function for storing your favourite photos as
12 shooting modes cover a wide range of scenes
The Optio T20 features 12 versatile shooting modes specialised for
conditions such as Portrait, Landscape, Flower, or Night Scene. Just
choose the mode matching the subject scene and the camera automatically
optimizes the exposure, white balance, and other settings. Selecting
the mode is easy with the touch display and the Mode Palette, which
displays Pentax’s original mode icons on the LCD monitor.
High-quality movies with a built-in Movie editing
The Optio T20 smoothly captures movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at
sizes up to 640 ´ 480 pixels with image quality rivalling
camcorders. Furthermore, a movie editing function can save a frame from
a recorded movie as a still image.
We employed a high-grade aluminium alloy for the camera’s
exterior. The elegant design is finished off with the soft rounded
contours of the top cover that accentuate the unit’s thinness
and project a friendly image.
Approximately 12 MB of internal memory; supports
external SD memory cards
Frame composite mode adds decorative frames to images
when shooting or after shooting
Function (Fn) setting permits you to store frequently
used settings and recall them from the panel with a single touch
Approximately 4X digital zoom function
Convenient image-rotation display for confirmation of
shots (rotates images 90º, 180º, or 270º)
Includes the ACDSee for PENTAX image viewer/image
USB 2.0 (hi-speed) compatible
PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image
Matching III compatible