Pentax Optio S6 launched

Pentax Optio S6 launched


Through taking an entirely new approach to lens design, Pentax presents the Optio S6 camera with an impressively slim body depth of a mere 19mm. The Pentax S6 digital camera also features a 3X optical zoom lens, incorporating a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor that offers the clarity of 232,000 total pixels with a Beau-Reflective monitor (low-reflection type) with built-in backlighting mechanism. So it becomes easy to compose shots, playback recorded images for confirmation and select functions through smooth menu navigation.

Thanks to innovative designing, the entire lens unit has a depth that is a full 2mm thinner than the conventional unit and a body depth of only 19 mm. Employing a 1/2.5-inch primary color CCD, the Pentax Optio S6 delivers outstanding 6.0 effective Megapixel performance. It also boasts an smc Pentax lens that makes use of Pentax’ original coating to achieve minimized ghosting and flare, a high-performance ASIC that delivers refined image processing, and new improved noise reduction with the power to deliver true-to-life color gradation and rich texture, even at high sensitivities.

The Mode palette enables the display of multiple mode icons for shooting and playback on the LCD monitor simultaneously. Moreover, the users are allowed to select from the diverse range of 15 shooting mode icons and 14 playback icons quickly. The translucent Palette mode display assists the user select while still being able to view the image on the screen.

The connectors and battery compartment have all been grouped together on one side to minimize protrusions and maintain the clean, attractive lines. OptioS6 is equally ideal for travel, leisure, snapshots and business use. Offering movie shooting with 640×480 recording pixels at a rate of 30fps, the camera delivers smooth movies with camcorder like quality. It also offers the advantage of DivX MPEG-4 image compression that makes it possible to shoot movies of a longer duration.

The OptioS6 features tracking AF which continually detects both horizontal and vertical movements of the main subject to ensure sharp focus at the desired moment.