Pentax is releasing two new compacts at CES have advanced face recognition technology, which can recognize up to 32 faces in 0.03 of a second.
The Optio P70 is designed for family snaps and comes with 12 megapixels for large, detailed images, a 4X optical zoom (equivalent to 27.5mm-110mm), plus a wide angle 28mm lens that is ideal for landscape, indoor and group photos. Additional features include a 2.7 inch high-resolution, wide-angle view LCD panel, and new Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology to assure sharp images with low noise even in poor lighting.
Its Smile Capture feature automatically releases the shutter when a person smiles, and Blink Detection to alert you if your subject’s eyes are closed. Digital Shake Reduction sets the sensitivity up to ISO 6400 to prevent subject blur, HD movie captures vivid video in widescreen 720p at 15 FPS, and a Vertical Snap mode allows image capture with the ease of a cell phone camera.
The Optio E70 is designed for new digital users, and offers simple operation with large control buttons in a compact, ultra-slim body. With a 10 megapixel CCD and a 3X wide zoom lens (equivalent to 35mm-105mm), the Optio E70 also features a 2.4 inch color LCD monitor to easily frame and review your images and video. Perfect for travellers, the Optio E70 is compatible with AA batteries that are easy to find in nearly every destination. PENTAX Auto Picture mode automatically selects from seven shooting modes for the best picture in any situation. The Optio E70 also features Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology, Smile Capture and Blink Detection.