Pentax Optio I-10
THIS SOUNDS LIKE IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING
Been lusting after the SLR styling of a micro four-thirds camera but can’t foot the sizable bill? ThePentax Optio I-10 ($300; February 2010) is a reasonable alternative. Available in black or white, it features retro SLR styling, including a leatherette front panel, Pentax logo front and center, and a decidedly old-school control layout, and while it lacks the interchangeable lenses of a micro four-thirds cam, it partially makes up for it with a 5x 28mm-140mm equivalent optical zoom lens, a mechanical sensor-shift shake reduction system, a 12.1-megapixel sensor, a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD, ISO up to 6400, and 720p HD video capture.