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Pentax Intros Optio S40 And S4i Cameras

The new PentaxOptio S40 is a 4 megapixel, 3X zoom digital camera that is loaded with the features to help you on your way!  Sporting a sleek aluminum design and the signature, compact dimensions of the Pentax Optio digital brand, the Optio S40 features an exciting, new “help” function.  Offering simple-to-understand explanations in a regular or enlarged font for easier viewing, the “help” function guides new, and old hands, through the camera’s array of digital features with a simple touch. 

The Pentax Optio S40 makes digital easy and fun!  The buttons and controls of the Optio S40 are placed in easy reach for ready-to-shoot positioning.  The shutter release button and all the manual buttons are enlarged for easy manipulation.  Featuring the legendary smc PENTAX lens and the unique Pentax Sliding Lens system that allows the lens to retract fully when the camera is off lens, the Optio S40 is sleek and compact enough to carry everywhere. Plus, with the optional, acrylic waterproof housing that is newly-designed for the Optio S40, everywhere may include the exciting world of underwater digital photography! 

The Pentax digital advantage doesn’t stop there.  Equipped with PictBridge, a new direct-print standard released by the CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association), the Optio S40 connects directly to your printer so you may print images without the need for a personal computer.   For more convenience, the Pentax Optio S40 includes an ACDSeeâ„¢ software package that is designed exclusively for PENTAX digital cameras.  ACDSeeâ„¢ digital camera software makes it easy to retrieve, view, manage, print, enhance and share your digital photos.  Valued at $150, the package includes ACDSeeâ„¢ 5.1, FotoSlateâ„¢, FotoCanvasâ„¢ and Photostitcher. 

Pentax U.S.A., Inc. will preview the Optio S40 on February 11 at the PMA Sneak Peek Event and the PEPCOM DigitalFocus in advance of the 2004 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Trade Show from February 12-15 in Las Vegas.  The camera will ship to retailers in April 2004.

Pentax S4i

PENTAX USA packs a hefty 1.8 inch LCD monitor for larger viewing and focusing on the tiny, new Optio S4i digital camera. With 4.0 megapixels and a 3X optical zoom, this latest Optio digital camera also features the first PENTAX digital cradle-style lithium ion recharge base unit.  The rechargeable unit design makes it so easy to recharge the Optio S4i.  Simply set the camera in the recharge base until it ready to use again.

Featuring the legendary smc Pentax lens and the unique Pentax Sliding Lens system that allows the lens to retract fully when the camera is off lens, the Optio S4i is sleek and compact enough to carry everywhere.  With the optional, acrylic waterproof housing that is newly-designed for the Optio S4i, everywhere may well include the exciting world of underwater digital photography!  For optimal results, the Optio S4i now features both Marine Picture and Marine Movie modes to capture drama of blue underwater hues.

The Pentax digital advantage doesn’t stop there.  Equipped with PictBridge, a new direct-print standard released by the CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association), the Optio S4i connects directly to your printer so you may print images without the need for a personal computer.   For more convenience, the PentaxOptio S4i includes an ACDSeeâ„¢ software package that is designed exclusively for Pentax digital cameras.  Valued at $150, the package includes ACDSeeâ„¢ 5.1, FotoSlateâ„¢, FotoCanvasâ„¢ and Photostitcher.  ACDSeeâ„¢ digital camera software makes it easy to retrieve, view, manage, print, enhance and share your digital photos.

Pentax U.S.A., Inc. will preview the Optio S4i on February 11 at the PMA Sneak Peek and the PEPCOM DigitalFocus media events in advance of the 2004 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Trade Show from February 12-15 in Las Vegas.  The camera will ship to retailers in April 2004. 

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