Pentax will release the Optio P80 and E80 wallet-friendly compact digital cameras in September 2009. Available in three fashionable colors including Black, Pearl, and Mint, the Optio P80 comes jam packed with a 12.1 Megapixel sensor, a 4X PENTAX wide angle zoom lens with 27.5 wide angle, a 2.7-inch LCD display, PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) technology, Face Detection, Smile Capture and ISO up to 6400. This camera is able to record 720p HD video at 30fps.
The Pentax Optio E80 is an entry-level camera that features a 10 Megapixel CCD, a 3X optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD display, ISO up to 6400, and Face Detection. The camera is able to record 720p HD video at 15fps. The Pentax Optio P80 retails for $199.95, meanwhile the E80 is priced at $129.95.