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Pentax Introduces OptioX – Tiny Swivel Digicam

The Pentax OptioX – Engadget – www.engadget.com

Pentax’s Optio line of digital cameras has always been small and thin, and this is the thinnest one so far. Only 18mm thick, this 5 megapixel camera swivels (unknown how far, but probably not a full 360 degrees – my bet is on 270 or so), uses SD/MMC media, and sports a 2″ LCD. Check out the Engadget link for more photos.

I’ve been telling myself that my next digital camera will be a Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel, but I’m a sucker for the small and thin form factor (as evidenced by my first/current camera, a Canon Powershot S100 Digital Elph, which I paid $600 for when it was released).

If I can ever figure out how to get that money tree in my backyard to grow, I’ll just get a Digital Rebel for “serious” photos, and one of these to keep in my pocket for candids and snapshots. :-)

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