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£67 Pentax Optio E80 Camera (Black) 10 MP w/ 2GB SD Card

The Optio E80 digital compact camera is the new entry-class model from Pentax. It offers a large 2.7 inch colour LCD monitor and simplified operation to enhance image-viewing comfort and operability.

The Optio E80 comes equipped with a host of user-friendly features and functions to make high-quality digital photography effortless, even for first-time digital camera users.

These include the use of world-standard AA-size batteries as a power source, large, easy-to-press control buttons, and the Pentax original Auto Picture mode that automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene.

It also delivers high-resolution still images thanks to its 10.0 effective megapixels, as well as high definition movie clips (equivalent to 720p at 15 fps) making high-quality digital photography available to everyone.

The Optio E80 features advanced Face Recognition AF & AE functionality, which automatically detects the subject?s face, then optimizes the focus and exposure settings.

It is also equipped with user-friendly features made possible by this advanced Face Recognition technology, including the Half Length Portrait mode that automatically creates a well-proportioned bust shot by centering the subject's face and trimming off the peripheral areas.

You can buy this Pentax Optio E80 Camera for £67.

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