Pentax Optio A30 digital camera uses IDG-1000 series dual-axis gyroscope

IDG_1000.jpgInvenSense, the leading provider of integrated motion sensing solutions for consumer electronics, today announced that Pentax Corporation has selected its IDG-1000 series dual-axis gyroscope for use in the Optio A30 digital camera and for next generation digital still camera (DSC) models with optical image stabilization features. InvenSense’s gyro is used to precisely measure the camera user’s hand shake which is compensated for using Pentax’s Shake Reduction (SR) technology for improved image capture in low-light settings and telephoto use.

Image stabilization is quickly becoming a standard feature in digital still cameras and is a key factor for why consumers are replacing their early-version cameras with new models. The IDG-1000 is the world’s first integrated MEMS gyroscope which addresses the widespread and fast growing need for image stabilization in digital cameras.