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Pentax unveiled Optio W90 everything-proof camera with Digital Microscope mode
Pentax upgraded its previous model compact digital camera “Optio W80” by rendering it tougher and adding a few new features.
The new Optio W90 is now water-proof up to 6 meters, shock-proof up to 1.2 mt. thanks to its rubberized housing and cold-proof to as low as -10 °C. It also has slightly bigger LCD 2.7 (compared to 2.5-inch of its predecessor).
As to the new features, there is digital Microscope mode allowing you to capture close-up images from 1 cm away and Pet detection is also added to the usual list of Face/smile/blink as well as the new built-in LED ring light for close-up shots. Last but not the least, it comes with a a carabiner strap.
It retains the 12.1 MP resolution, Optical 5X 28-140 mm equivalent zoom lens, and 720 p at 30fps video recording.
Offered either in pistachio green or all black versions, it will be available in Japan this year as of mid-March. No price info.