Pentax Brings the Pain

Lets Go Digital has a review on the new Pentax Optio A20. The basics of this beast of a non-dSLR are 10 megapixels, a high-quality smc Pentax zoom lens, upto ISO 1600, several anti-shake settings and various corrective functions for color and tone. One of the more exiting features, however, is its AF & AE face recognition ability. The camera can sense and focus on faces, balancing ambient noises such as shadows and clothing colors. This function allows photogs to take some of the most perfect portraits possible. It’s other specs are equally impressive given its size:

  • Calendar Display function allows image retrieval based on the capture date
  • Easy image search and arrangement on a PC using a Date Folder function
  • Green Mode enables the use of fixed, automatic settings when taking a photograph
  • Digital zooming provides up to 4X magnification
  • Approximately 22MB of built-in memory
  • Pan-focus function for effortless snapshots
  • ACDSee for Pentax image viewer/image management software
  • USB 2.0 (hi-speed) compatible
  • Supports PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matching III
  • I’ve been considering getting Leica for my daily shooter, but the Optio A20 has me thinking twice. Does anyone have any personal experience with either?

    Pentax Optio A20 [Lets Go Digital]