Pentax has announced the new Pentax Optio I-10 – a 12 megapixel camera with a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent), shake reduction (CCD-sensor shift), smile detection, HD video mode, 2.7″ 16:9 LCD monitor, 2.6fps shooting, and it will be available in white or black. The top “SLR-like” features a flash on the front, and a speaker on the back, other design features include a thumb operated zoom control, the design was “inspired by PENTAX Auto 110“, more information on the Pentax website.
“SLR inspired design – The nostalgic, eye-catching design of the Optio I-10 resembles classic film SLR cameras. PENTAX positioned the flash unit and speaker in the upper mid-section of the camera body to create this original SLR-shaped body, and the leatherette texture and classic 20th century PENTAX logo add elegance to the camera design.”
“Pentax Optio I-10 is capturing the eyes of a digital compact camera with a light and camera-SLR-like body has a lot of advanced features. It is, inter alia. 12.1 megapixel resolution, 5X optical zoom, image stabilization, HD-quality video, updated Face Detection (AF & AE), which also recognizes the dogs and cats – all of this, so that photographers would be easier and more fun.
“Optio I-10 is one of the most interesting feature is the opportunity to embed the previously captured image miniature LCD screens. It can be used for the benefit of example, when you want on the same subject several images identical picture of the corner,” says Juha Korteniemi.” (translated from Finnish press release, via Photorumors)