Pentax Optio 750Z
7.0 megapixels (effective); 5x optical zoom/8x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; program and manual exposure; JPEG and TIFF file format; ISO range 80-400; proprietary Lithium-Ion battery; movie mode with sound
Pentax has escalated the megapixel wars with the introduction of the compact, 7-megapixel Optio 750Z, which features a flip-out LCD screen and a classic, two-tone body style. After a period of concentrating on ultra-compact cameras, Pentax has shifted gears with the Optio 750Z, which is the first Optio model to have a moveable LCD and high resolution image sensor. Other attractive features include a 5x optical zoom, 10 different scene modes, and a high resolution, 30 frame-per-second movie mode. The 750Z should be available in September for around $750.