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The Pentax Optio RS1500 is a digital camera with a customisable skin. The Optio RS1500 comes with ten ready-made unique front skins. You can also easily customise the camera yourself as it also comes with five blank pre-cut paper foils. In addition, the new Optio RS1500 includes two lens rings – black and orange, so you can begin customising your camera straight away. The RS1500 has a subtle aluminium design and also offers a 4x wide-angle zoom (equivalent to 28-112mm in 35mm), a 3 inch LCD display and HD video recording (1280x720 pixels, 30fps). The Pentax RS1500 will be available in April 2011 for £89.99.
Pentax UK Press Release
Your image just got better!
PENTAX Imaging Systems has today announced a new addition to the award winning Chameleon camera range – the Optio RS1500.
The new Optio RS1500 gives style conscious photographers the chance to customise the camera’s skin to match their mood or their outfit. From images of friends to pictures of your favourite pet, accessorising your camera is now even easier with the RS1500’s new screwless design. Now all you need to do is place your favourite image on the camera and clip the protective layer over the top to create a unique looking camera every time.
The Optio RS1500 takes personalisation to the next level with added customisable rings. Match these to the skin or mix them up for even more fun!
The Optio RS1500 comes with ten ready-made unique front skins. You can also easily customise the camera yourself as it also comes with five blank pre-cut paper foils. In addition, the new Optio RS1500 includes two lens rings – black and orange, so you can begin customising your camera straight away.
This stylish camera features a subtle aluminium design and also offers a 4x wide-angle zoom (equivalent to 28-112mm in 35mm), a 3 inch LCD display and HD video recording (1280x720 pixels, 30fps).
In addition the Optio RS1500 features a 14 Megapixel CCD sensor and an advanced Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode which automatically compensates for blur due to movement, in order to guarantee great quality videos.
The Optio RS1500 also comes with a Face Priority mode which instantaneously and precisely detects faces. Once the face is detected, the camera automatically adjusts the focus and exposure before taking the picture.
This compact camera also has other features which make it easier for the photographer when shooting, such as the Smile Detection and Natural Skin Modes which guarantee your photos look great first time.
The Auto Picture Mode automatically selects one of 15 scene modes (8 classic modes, plus 7 new ones including Blue Sky and Sunset) and optimises the different camera settings to obtain the best results every time.
With its 9 creative digital filters, including retro, sepia and “toy camera”, the Optio RS1500 enables you to add visual effects to your pictures without the aid of a computer.
Additional key features :
• The Digital Blur Removal function effectively compensates for camera shake during still-image shooting
• Burst shooting at a speed of 16 images (fixed at 640 x 480 pixels) in two seconds
• Auto-tracking AF mode to keep constant focus on a moving subject
• Digital Panorama mode to effortlessly create a single panoramic picture from as many as three images
• Green mode to automatically optimise exposure and sensitivity settings for a given subject or scene
• Frame Composite function (with three frames stored in the camera) to shoot or compose images with decorative photo frames
• Image viewing, editing and filing software package which is compatible with latest operating systems such as Windows 7 and Mac OS X10.6:
MediaImpression 3.0 for PENTAX (Windows version) and MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX (Macintosh version)
The Optio RS1500 will be available in April 2011 at a retail price of £89.99
For more inspiration or to download some of the readymade skins visit http://www.pentax.co.uk/chameleon and let your originality and creativity begin.
About PENTAX Imaging Systems
PENTAX Imaging Systems is a leading supplier of recreational cameras and photographic equipment world-wide, with a long standing UK brand heritage. Its product range is extensive and includes state of the art digital SLR, medium format, bridge and zoom compact cameras and an extensive range of high performance lenses and accessories. In addition, it has a superb range of binoculars, suitable for a variety of leisure activities.
PENTAX successfully distributes its products through a number of channels, including independent camera shops, mass merchandisers and national multiple retailers - both on and offline.
PENTAX Imaging Systems Limited is a branch of PENTAX Europe Imaging Systems (SAS), a subsidiary of HOYA CORPORATION of Japan.
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