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January 22, 2007 – Along with the Optio M30, Pentax announced today the touch screen Optio T30. Called "one of the thinnest digital cameras featuring a 3-inch LCD," according to the company press release, the 7.1-megapixel camera will retail for $349.95 when it becomes available in March.
The new Pentax T30 measures 0.75 inches thick and is slightly narrower than the older T20 model that measures 0.77 inches thick.
The Optio T30 shares many features with the T20, a 7-megapixel camera that was introduced in September. With a slightly higher 7.1-megapixel count, the T30 also includes a 3x optical zoom lens and 3-inch touch screen LCD with 170 degree viewing like its predeccesor the T20.
The Pentax T30 retains Pentax’s Face Recognition with Auto Focus and Auto Exposure in Portrait mode. The camera comes equipped with High ISO Digital Shake Reduction with a maximum sensitivity of 3200 ISO.
The camera has 16 shooting modes in Mode Palette. My Drawing Mode allows users to "draw" on the screen to decorate photos with a stylus pen. The memo pad function allows users to record handwritten notes on the camera. The T30 also has video capabilities at 640x480 at 30fps with movie shake reduction.
The Pentax T30 stores 19.9 MB of internal memory and accepts SD and SDHC media cards.