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Pentax Announces Two New Digital Cameras

GOLDEN, COLORADO (January 22, 2007)--PENTAX Imaging Company has announced two new compact digital cameras. The PENTAX Optio T30 is one of the thinnest digital cameras featuring a three inch LCD monitor. In addition, the Optio T30 features a touch display with a wide field of view for fun image capture and editing. This latest Optio also offers new functions such as Face Recognition Auto Focus and Auto Exposure to assure properly exposed portraits and a high ISO Digital Shake Reduction mode. In addition, the innovative touch panel allows image customization with the drawing functions while a unique Mode Pallete includes Auto Picture mode to access camera settings.

PENTAX also announced the latest model in the PENTAX Optio M series. Sporting an ultra-slim body with a fresh, textured design, the affordable Optio M30 features Digital Shake Reduction, Face Recognition AF and AE, and an Auto-Macro function that enables close-up photography up to two inches in Super Macro mode and less than four inches in Auto Macro mode.

Both cameras will be available in March. The PENTAX Optio T30 price will be US $349.95 and the Optio M30 will be US $199.95. The products will be displayed along with the full line of other PENTAX products in Booth G151 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the Photo Marketing Association International Trade Show (PMA 2007) from March 8-11 in Las Vegas.

PENTAX Imaging Company is an innovative leader in the production of digital SLR and compact cameras, lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, eyepieces and mobile printers and scanners. For more than 80 years, PENTAX technology has developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of consumers and businesses. With headquarters in Golden, Colorado, PENTAX Imaging Company is a division of PENTAX of America, Inc.