Pentax Optio M60 and E60: 10 megapixels for dummies

The Pentax Optio M60 and E60 are entry-level cameras that do just about everything for you -- including finding more faces than a football match -- and all for less than a ton

Joining the recently announced waterproof W60 are two new Pentax Optio models, the E60 (pictured left) and M60 (right). Both cameras are straight out of the entry-level drawer, and clock in at less than a telycost. What's a telycost? About a hundred pounds.

The M60 is a 10-megapixel compact, with a 5x optical zoom, and smile and blink detection. It also boasts a whopping face-recognition system that will pick out up to 32 faces in a frame. We don't even know that many people.

This is joined by the E60, in which the E probably stands for 'entry-level', or possibly 'eejit'. It's a 10.1-megapixel model that makes it possible for even simpletons to take pictures, thanks to fully automatic green mode, and an image-recovery function to rescue images that have been accidentally deleted. It also packs a 3x optical zoom and takes AA batteries, in case you can't figure out how a charger works.

The E60 will be available in October for around £70. The M60 will be available in silver, pink or blue, and will arrive near the end of August for around £90. -Rich Trenholm

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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