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Old Feb 17, 2010, 3:03 AM   #1
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Default Pentax Optio E60-a review by A.A. Fussy

I just boght a Optio E60 which is great compact cameraThe design is simple-in black or silver and very attractive and eye cataching,

What makes it terrific is the wide angle 3x Pentax zoom lens with a focal length of 32 - 96mm which is ideal for getting more into your shots. plus a Intelligent Zoom digital zoom which can be used for very closing zooming-upto 17x (and image quality does not degrade that much).

The Optio E60 has a very good digital image stabilization mode called "Digital SR"-also available in movie mode (where it's called movie SR)-this can be used to acheive blue free images (this users higher ISO sensitivity .

IISO speeds upto 6400 are used in Digital SR mode and image quiality fixed at 5MP (ISO 6400 is also available in
othert modes with image quality fixed at 5MP).

Pentax has included excellent face detection, a neat automatic AF tracking AF mode (which keeps moving subjects in clear focus), continous modes including a standard and "16 shot" option and handy in-camera panorama stitching when using panorama mode.

Pan focus is one of the focus options on offfer-unlike the older Optio E30 which had a manual focus option (not present on the E60).

Auto Picture mode is smart-detects what kind of scene you'd like to capture.

Image quality as you'd expect from the well known Pentax brand is excellent-evenn when in Digital SR, inage quality doesn't degrade too much.

Overall a terrific camera for all kinds of photo taking.

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Old Feb 19, 2010, 4:59 PM   #2
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Why not post some photo samples. I would especially be interested in seeing what the E-60 does in the digital zoom mode. Thanks in advance.

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