updated 02:30 pm EDT, Tue August 8, 2006
Pentax debuts Option W20
Pentax on Tuesday debuted the Optio W20 camera, a successor in its water-proof digital camera line. Like its predecessor the W10, the W20 is meant for trips to the beach or pool where it would be too dangerous to risk dropping most other cameras in the water. The W20 will keep its internals dry as deep as 1.5 meters and can be used continuously underwater for about 30 min. It also sports improved 7 megapixel resolution and a blur reduction mode that auto-adjusts ISO levels for low light and multiple auto-focus modes for action shots and portraits. There is no official word yet on pricing or availability, according to Electronista.