Pentax just took the wraps off the 6-megapixel Optio W10, its newest waterproof compact digital camera. Keeping up with the joneses in its class, there's a 3x zoom and a 2.5-inch LCD viewfinder, along with Face Recognition automatic focus and exposure, which the company claims can detect faces within the frame and then optimize its settings specifically for them. Another notable feature is its 640x480 30fps movie capture capability with an anti-shake function that can be switched on or off.

Pentax says the camera is waterproof, and although it can't be used for diving, the W10 can be immersed in 4.5 feet of water for a half an hour without incident. Besides being dustproof, it starts up and is ready to shoot in just over a half a second. Sounds like it would be great for outdoor sports. No pricing or availability were announced.

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