Pick a pair of Pentax

Tickling our photographic fancies today are two Optio-badged compacts from Pentax.Seeking a pocket to slip snugly into is the M30 (pictured). At just

Tickling our photographic fancies today are two Optio-badged compacts from Pentax.Seeking a pocket to slip snugly into is the M30 (pictured). At just 18mm thick it promises not to leave an unsightly bulge in the trouser department but still boasts a 3x optical zoom and 7.1MP.So too does its slightly chunkier, uglier friend the T30, which has enough room for a whopping 3in touch screen and its very own stylus for scribbling handy annotations over your snaps. We're thinking comedy moustaches, blacked out teeth, that sort of thing.Both also pack Pentax's Digital Shake Reduction, which sounds grand but actually just whacks the ISO up to a noisy 3200. Mmm, grainy.

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Pentax Optio M30, T30 Price: £140, £200 On sale: March Contact: Pentax Related stories: Canon fires off new power snappers