Ilse Jurriën : March 17th 2011 - 10:45 CET
Pentax Optio RS1500
Pentax Optio RS1500 digital camera : Pentax Imaging announces the successor of its customizable Optio RS1000. The new Pentax Optio RS1500 digital compact camera is simple to use and to dress to match the personality and style of its owner. The cosmetically customizable Pentax RS1500 digital camera features a new removable Pentax-original faceplate system featuring a screwless faceplate design and an interchangable lens ring snap (orange and black included) to hold custom skins of any personal choice or design. Now, users may change the camera’s appearance in three easy steps without the need for additional tools. Available in pearl white or silver, the new Pentax Optio RS1500 will ship in April 2011 at $149.95 USD.|
Pentax Optio RS1500 skins
The design possibilities for the Pentax Optio RS1500 are infinite. Owners may skin the new Pentax Optio RS1500 camera to match an event, a sports team, a milestone, a corporate identity, and more. There are a couple of ways to personalize the Pentax Optio RS1500:
• Immediately dress the Pentax camera in a choice of 10 skins with contemporary designs simply by adding a skin, replacing the faceplate panel, and snapping on the lens ring.
• Visit the Pentax SKINS Gallery or download the Pentax PERSONAL SKIN DESIGNER Adobe Air-based software from the Pentax Imaging website. Use the digital designer to import a photo or digital image and save a skin as a PDF for printing on a color printer.
Pentax RS1500 camera skins
The Pentax Optio RS1500 features an easier than ever, simplified faceplate change system to add and remove skins. The transparent acrylic panel may now be affixed or removed without any special tools or screws. The Pentax Optio RS1500 comes with 10 included skins, and a new, removable lens ring in a choice of two colors. The Pentax RS1500 customizable camera is easy and fun to dress right out of the box.
Pentax Optio RS1500 camera features
Besides a completely unique customizable design, the 14 megapixel Pentax Optio RS1500 digital camera features a large 3" high-brightness color LCD monitor, a high-performance smc Pentax 4X optical zoom lens covering 27.5mm wide angle to 110mm telephoto and an easy, user-friendly operation. The Pentax RS1500 camera delivers high-quality images with well-defined details and edge-to-edge sharpness even when images are enlarged. Encased in a lightweight body about the size of a credit-card, the Pentax Optio RS1500 is compact enough to carry anywhere.
Pentax Optio RS1500 camera lens
With the 4x wide zoom lens, the Pentax Optio RS1500 camera captures a wide variety of subjects and scenes - from wide-angle shots such as architectural images, spectacular landscapes, and group shots in small spaces to telephoto images such as tightly cropped snapshots taken from a distance. Combined with an Intelligent Zoom function, the Pentax RS1500 camera extends the zoom to approximately 26.8 times without compromising image quality.
Pentax RS1500 camera technologies
The Pentax Optio RS1500 digital camera features the advanced Face Detection AF & AE function to accurately detect human faces within the image field and optimize focus and exposure settings. The Pentax Optio RS1500 camera also offers more convenient features designed for the easy capture of beautiful snapshots including:
• Smile Capture automatically releases the shutter when the camera detects the subject’s smile.
• Natural Skin mode to give the subject a smooth, healthy skin tone.
Pentax Optio RS1500 movie clips
The Pentax Optio RS1500 digital camera captures beautiful, high-definition movie clips (1280 x 720 pixels) and features Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode to automatically compensate for camera shake during movie shooting.
Pentax Optio RS1500 digital filters
The new Pentax RS1500 camera features 9 digital filters including Toy Camera, Retro and Sepia to add a variety of visual effects to images without the need for a computer. Multiple filters may also be applied to a single image for even more unique, creative visual effects.
Pentax Optio RS1500 features
• Digital Blur Removal function to compensate for camera shake during still-image shooting
• Digital Panorama mode automatically stitches a panoramic picture from as many as 3 images
• Green mode to dramatically simplify camera operation with a fixed set of shooting settings.
• Frame Composite function (with three frames stored in the camera) to shoot or compose images with decorative photo frames
• Burst shooting at a speed of 16 images (fixed at 640 x 480 pixels) in two -Auto-tracking AF mode to keep constant focus on a moving subject
• Image viewing, editing and filing software package compatible with latest operating systems
Pentax Optio RS1500 review, price & availability
Available in pearl white or silver, the new Pentax Optio RS1500 camera will ship in April 2011 at $149.95 USD. As soon as we receive a Pentax Optio RS1500 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with large pictures, followed by an in-depth Pentax Optio RS1500 review.