Pentax has today announced the launch of two new Optio digital compact cameras.

The Optio P70, priced £149, is a 12-million-pixel model with a 2.7in LCD screen and triple anti-shake protection (including one designed to reduce camera shake in movie mode).

Features include Face Recognition AF and AE.

Meanwhile, billed as an entry-level model, is the 10MP Optio E70 which can be powered by AA batteries.

A price for the Optio E70 has yet to be announced.

Pentax Optio P70