Pentax Optio E70L

February 2, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras | 2 Comments |

Pentax Optio E70LThe Pentax Optio E70L is a new 10 megapixel entry-level camera. Featuring a 3x zoom lens (32-96mm), 2.4 inch LCD screen, ISO 80-6400 and face recognition and smile detection, the Pentax E70L is powered by widely available AA batteries. The Pentax Optio E70L will be available in March 2009 for £99.99 including case and batteries.

Pentax UK Press Release

PENTAX launches the Optio E70L, delivering high quality images for under £100

PENTAX U.K. announces the launch of the PENTAX Optio E70L. This sleek black, entry-level compact is ideal for first-time users looking for an affordable and easy-to-use camera. Its competitive price point also makes it appealing to more experienced users wanting a simple point-and-shoot device as a secondary camera.

The E70L boasts intuitive handling and multiple scene modes, enabling users to capture excellent images in a variety of everyday situations such as sporting events, children playing and landscapes. Advanced technical features include Face Recognition for up to ten people and smile detection, enabling users to take high quality portraits. Digital Shake Reduction reduces camera shake for sharp, blur free images. The camera also includes a 10.1 megapixel CCD and a powerful 3x optical zoom (equal to 32-96 mm in 35 mm format).

The E70L also benefits from the use of AA batteries which can be bought everywhere, making it the ideal travel companion.

The new Pentax Optio E70L will be available in March 2009 at £99.99 (RRP) including case and batteries.

Features at a glance:
10.1-megapixel-CCD
3x optical zoom 32 – 96 mm / f 2.9-5.2
6 cm (2.4’’) TFT display, 112 Kdots
AUTO-mode and various scene modes
Video- and audio recording
11 megapixels Built-In Memory
ISO range 80 – 6.400
Face-Recognition AF & AE (max. 10 faces), smile detection
Compact, ergonomic body
Dimension: 93.5 (W) x 60.5 (H) x 26 (D) mm;
Weight: 175 g (loaded and ready)
Price: £99.99 (RRP)
Market launch: February 2009

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Designs and specifications are subjects to change without notice

Pentax Optio E70L

Pentax Optio E70L



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#1 Deborah Molwuka

On sale at Macro today at £49.99 plus VAT

9:24 am - Wednesday, February 25, 2009

#2 discount nutrition

I bought this as a replacement for an older pentax compact which had developed a fault after two years of regular use. This one soon developed the same fault. A message about a screen fault was displayed and the camera switched off automatically. Shame as the camera had some great features.

1:45 pm - Monday, February 15, 2010