Pentax announced two new 7-megapixel digital cameras for the spring, the Optio T30 and M30. The high-end T30 sports a 3-inch touch screen as its biggest feature, while the more conventional M30's appeal is in its solid feature set and much smaller price tag.
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The Optio M30 doesn't have quite as many impressive features, but with a price tag a little more than half of the T30's, it doesn't really need them. The M30 is slimmer and lighter than the T30, and is otherwise a standard, compact 7-megapixel point-and-shoot camera. It has the same face-recognition autofocus and autoexposure features as the T30, and other standard-but-handy functions such as a 30fps VGA movie mode and on-camera image editing.
The Pentax Optio M30 will have a suggested retail price of $200, and the Optio T30 will have a suggested price of $350. Both cameras ship in March 2007.