Pentax has announced the new Pentax Optio VS20, an ultra zoom camera with a 20x optical zoom lens, and two shutter buttons, one for normal shooting, the other for portrait shooting. The camera also has a second tripod socket for portrait shots as well. Shake Reduction, 16 megapixels, a 3 inch screen, 720p video, and a digital level are other features of the new camera. It will be available in silver or black from February/March for £199.
“On top of its 20x wide-angle zoom (from 28 to 560mm), the Optio VS20 offer a second release shutter button on the side. This is a real help when taking portrait pictures.
The Optio VS20 is filled with the latest technologies, like one of the lastest generation 16MP sensor for exceptionnal sharpness, a 20X optical zoom and a large 3″ coloured LCD screen. It also benefits from a new mode for low light conditions, offering less noise and better sharpness.
Thanks to its high end performance, the Optio VS20 is the ideal compact camera for everyday pictures as well as for travelling and sports images.”