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Pentax Optio S1
Ilse Jurriën : March 3th 2011 - 11:00 CET
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PentaxPentax Optio S1 digital camera : Pentax launces the new Pentax Optio S1 compact camera with easy-to-use features in a stylish, elegant body. The Pentax Optio S1 aluminum alloy camera body is available in three colors; Green, Black and mirror-finish Chrome. The Pentax S1 features a color coordinated lens barrel and translucent control buttons, as well as a laser-engraved logo and features descriptions on the front panel. The new Pentax Optio S1 offers 14 megapixels effective image resolution and an advanced imaging engine with a high-performance Pentax zoom lens and a mechanical Shake Reduction (SR) system, the Pentax Optio S1 delivers brilliant, high-quality images with well-defined details even when enlarged to poster size.

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Pentax Optio S1 camera lens
The ultra-compact Pentax Optio S1 digital camera features an 5x optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 5mm to 25mm. The Pentax Optio S1 camera lens makes photographing a wide variety of subjects and scenes fun and easy, including landscapes, architecture, group portraits, and tightly cropped snapshots taken from a distance. The Intelligent Zoom function on the Pentax S1 allows even tighter zooming in on the subject, extending the digital zoom range up to 33.5X with no loss of image fidelity.

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Pentax S1 video recording
Beside brilliant photographs, the Pentax Optio S1 digital camera captures video clips at 16:9 high-definition TV resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) at a frame rate of approximately 30 frames per second. A new Movie REC button positioned on the back panel initiates video recording from any shooting mode without delay.

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Pentax Optio S1 filters
The ultra-compact Pentax Optio S1 camera is the perfect choice for digital photographers who want a very capable, yet classy, digital camera. The Pentax Optio S1 offers nine digital filters, including Toy Camera and Retro, to add various creative visual effects to taken photos without a computer. A new Miniature filter converts any scene into an picture full of miniatures, and an HDR filter produces images with outstanding exposure detail in wide exposure situations.

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Pentax Optio S1 shake reduction
The new Pentax Optio S1 digital camera offers triple Shake Reduction image stabilization technology to prevent image blur:
• Sensor-shift SR - The Pentax Optio S1 offers and advanced sensor-shift SR mechanism for sharp, blur-free pictures even with telephoto shots, sunsets or indoor scenes in incident light. The Pentax S1 camera compensates for camera shake up to approximately three shutter steps.
• High-Sensitivity Digital SR - The Pentax Optio S1 automatically raises the sensitivity as high as ISO 6400 for higher shutter speeds to minimize the adverse effects of camera shake and subject movement when shooting photos in low-light conditions.
• Movie SR - During video recording, the Pentax Optio S1 can prevent blurry images and annoying camera shake by using the Movie Shake Reduction feature.

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Pentax Optio S1 camera mode
The Pentax Optio S1 features an Auto Picture mode that automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene by accurately and instantly accessing all photographic conditions affecting the subject or scene. The automatic mode on the Pentax S1 camera detects 14 different subjects and scene types including people, landscape, blue sky, sunset, and more. The auto mode instantly optimizes all camera settings, such as shutter speed and sensitivity.

Pentax S1 camera

Pentax Optio S1 camera features
Available in striking Chrome or a glossy Black or Green, the Pentax Optio S1 is a fashionable digital camera with an ultra-light camera body featuring:
• A high resolution 14 megapixel sensor for exceptional image detail.
• Wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm) for flexible image framing.
• Ample 2.7 inch LCD for easy capture and playback of images and video.
• Sensor-shift Pentax Shake Reduction (SR) system for sharp low light and telephoto images.
• Widescreen 720p HD video capture.
• Powerful Pentax Auto Picture mode for set-it-and-forget-it shooting convenience.
• Fast Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection for perfect portraits.
• High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode for outstanding detail in wide exposure images (new to Pentax digital compact cameras).
• Pentax infrared remote control (remote purchased separately).

Optio S1 review

Pentax Optio S1 price & availability
The meticulous design detail of the Pentax Optio S1 makes it a digital camera that doubles as a fashion accessory. The Pentax Optio S1 camera will be available at an estimated retail price of $199.95 USD / €149,00 later this month.

Pentax Optio S1 review

Pentax Optio S1 review
As soon as we receive a Pentax Optio S1 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Pentax Optio S1 review.
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