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PENTAX Optio T20 makes photography a touch easier
with a touch-display control system
and upgraded 7.0 effective megapixel resolution

Pentax Optio T20

Mississauga, ON – September 13, 2006

PENTAX Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the Optio T20 compact digital camera. The Optio T20 offers an extra-large 3.0-inch, high-definition LCD monitor that allows easy viewing and a touch-display control system for programming the camera. And, with its 7.0 effective megapixel resolution, the Optio T20 produces high-quality prints with crisp detail. These features and more in an ultra-slim body.

The Optio T20 will be available in Canada October 2006.

Main Features

1. Easy-to-view oversized 3.0-inch LCD monitor
The Optio T20 has a large LCD monitor which comes in at a full three inches and about 230,000 pixels for exceptional clarity and definition. Checking pictures and setting up functions is easier than ever thanks to the large, clear display of images and menu text. With a wide viewing field, the screen remains easy to see and nearly as bright and colourful when viewed at an angle as when viewed straight on.

2. Touch display makes operations simple and enjoyable
The Optio T20’s touch display allows you to select and confirm functions by touching the icons displayed on the LCD. The simplicity of touching and selecting the icon from the displayed menu makes setting up the camera a little less stressful and a lot more fun!

3. Excellent image quality
The 7.0 effective megapixel resolution delivers images with exceptional definition. The Optio T20 boasts the well-regarded smc PENTAX lens, which renders clear, high-contrast images, while our unique lens coating cuts out ghosting and other artifacts. The camera’s superb image processing technology produces vivid colours and creates smooth tonal expressions at all brightness levels.

4. My Drawing mode for easy picture design
The Optio T20 comes with a My Drawing mode, which lets you enjoy customizing your shots. Using the included stylus pen, you can create your own original picture by writing directly on the image shown on the monitor or adding a stored illustration with the Stamp function. The camera also has a function for storing your favourite photos as original stamps.

5. 12 shooting modes cover a wide range of scenes
The Optio T20 features 12 versatile shooting modes specialized for conditions such as Portrait, Landscape, Flower, or Night Scene. Just choose the mode matching the subject scene at hand and the camera automatically optimizes the exposure, white balance, and other settings. Selecting the mode is easy with the touch display and the Mode Palette, which displays PENTAX’s original mode icons on the LCD monitor.

6. High-quality movies with a built-in Movie editing function
The Optio T20 smoothly captures movies at 30 fps (frames per second) at sizes up to 640 ¢¥ 480 pixels with image quality rivaling camcorders. A movie editing function can save a frame from a recorded movie as a still image.

7. Exquisite design
We employed a high-grade aluminum alloy for the camera’s exterior. The elegant design is finished off with the soft rounded contours of the top cover that accentuate the unit’s thinness and projects a friendly image.

8. Other features

  1. Approximately 12 MB of internal memory; supports external SD memory cards
  2. 19.5mm body is the one of the thinnest in its class
  3. Frame composite mode adds decorative frames to images when shooting or after shooting
  4. Function (Fn) setting permits you to store frequently used settings and recall them from the panel with a single touch
  5. Approximately 4X digital zoom function
  6. Convenient image-rotation display for confirmation of shots (rotates images 90º, 180º, or 270º)
  7. Includes the ACDSee for PENTAX image viewer/image management software
  8. USB 2.0 (hi-speed) compatible
  9. PictBridge, DPOF functions, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matching III compatible

PENTAX Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PENTAX Corporation of Japan and maintains offices in Mississauga. PENTAX markets cameras, lenses, binoculars, surveying equipment, closed circuit television lenses and medical equipment.

PENTAX on the web at www.pentax.ca






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