Pentax to launch XG-1 super zoom camera
The Japanese camera maker Pentax will soon launch a new compact super zoom digital camera that will be known as Pentax XG-1. The camera will be based on a 16 MP BSI-CMOS sensor and will measure 89 x 119 x 97.5 mm for total weight of 567 grams.
The most interesting feature of the upcoming digital camera is that it will come with really nice 52x optical zoom (24 – 1248 mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom lens). The camera will also offer full resolution burst shooting at 9 FPS as well as 60 and 30 FPS modes at VGA and 4 MP reduced resolutions, respectively. HD video recording is also provided – the XG-1 can record HD video at 1080/30 fps and there’s sensor-shift SR Shake Reduction to help keep things steady when using the long telephoto zoom.
Unfortunately the upcoming camera comes with just decent hardware specs that include a fixed 460k-dot 3.0-inch LCD display and a 200k-dot built-in electronic viewfinder. The provided battery is reported to be good for as many as 240 shots and there’s ISO sensitivity of up to ISO 3200.
The Pentax XG-1 will be on the market on August 8 this year. The camera will sell for USD 399.95.