According to Business Wire, the dual-axis gyroscope that works as a part of Pentax Optio A30 Shake Reduction system is InvenSense IDG-1000. The same announcement also said that this device will be used in the future Pentax digital cameras. So, perhaps, we will see more Pentax digicams with Shake Reduction feature soon.
InvenSense, 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.
This is a good sign and a good answer for all those doomsayers who are saying that Hoya will drop imaging division or shrink it down.