Pentax Optio RS1500 Review

3.5
August 1, 2011 | Matt Grayson |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Pentax Optio RS1500.

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

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The new Canon PowerShot A3200 IS camera is firmly aimed at photography beginners. Offering a wealth of auto modes, 14 megapixel sensor, 5x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p movies and an attractive price tag of less than £125 / $150, the A3200 IS looks like the perfect family camera. Read our Canon PowerShot A3200 IS review to find out if that's the case...

Casio EX-Z800

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The Casio EX-Z800 is an entry-level compact camera that delivers a lot of bang for your buck. A mere £125 / $150 snags you a 14 megapixel, pleasingly simple and stylish point-and-shoot with a wide-angle 4x zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 720p HD movies. Find out if this is the right budget camera for you by reading our in-depth Casio EX-Z800 review.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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The Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 is a brand new 10x travel-zoom camera that won't break the bank. Offering a 14 megapixel sensor, 28-280mm focal range and 720p HD movie recording, the JZ500 can be yours for less than £175 / $250. Read our Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 review to find out if it's worth a look.

Nikon Coolpix L23

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The new L23 sits right at the bottom of the Nikon Coolpix range, but that doesn't mean that you should immediately write it off. After all, £69.99 / €81.00 buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 10 megapixel CCD sensor all included. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix L23 to find out if you really can get a capable camera at this price-point...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37 (also known as the DMC-FH27) is a new touch-screen compact camera with an appealingly versatile 8x zoom lens. Costing £199 / $229, the FS37 / FH27 is aimed at the beginner end of the market, yet still offers some advanced features including 720p HD movies and Panasonic's reliable intelligent Auto mode. Read our expert Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37 review now.

Samsung PL150

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The Samsung PL150 improves on the innovative dual-screen technology of last year's ST500 / 500 cameras and makes it much more affordable for the masses. The PL150 (also known as the TL210) has a smaller LCD on the front as well as the 3 inch rear screen, which is very useful for composing self-portrait stills and now video too. The stylish 12 megapixel Samsung PL150 has a wide-angle 5x zoom lens, can record HD video and only costs £179.99 / $229.99.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is a new 14 megapixel compact camera with an ultra-wide angle 24-140mm 5x lens, complete with fast f/2.8 aperture, ISO 3200 and SteadyShot anti-shake system. The W380 has a raft of auto features aimed at improving your pictures, from the Easy shooting mode for complete beginners to the Sweep Panorama mode that never fails to impress. Heavily based on the WX1 camera that we enthusiastically reviewed at the end of 2009, does the Sony W380 succeed in bringing a similar feature set to a wider audience? Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 review to find out...

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