With some classy brass casing, Pentax' new point-and-shoot is a little more refined than what we often get in smaller cameras. Fanciful materials aside, Pentax has paired a 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor with a f/1.8-2.5 lens, capable of up to 4x optical zoom. There's a dedicated exposure compensation dial for adjustments on the fly, while the the 3-inch LCD display is articulated to better see what you've captured. Pentax has added its own dual shake-reduction system and shooting modes include macro capture capable of detailed images from just 1cm away. The camera will launch next month priced at $500, in a choice in silver and black finishes.
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