Pentax Optio RS1500 14 Megapixel Digital Camera, Removable Faceplate, Wide-Angle 4x Optical Zoom, Silver

SKU: IPXORS1500S MFR: 15981
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Pentax RS1500 Includes

  • Optio RS1500, USB Cable I-USB7, Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI108, Battery Charger Kit K-BC108, Strap O-ST104, 10 Skin Standard Pack, Optio RS1500 Faceplate, Lens Ring O-LR1 (orange), Lens Ring O-LR1 (black), Software CD-ROM S-SW116

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (9) , Compact (8) , Good image quality (8) , Image stabilization (8) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (6) , Large clear LCD (5)
No viewfinder (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (5) , Travel (5) , Landscape/scenery (4) , Low light (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4) , Casual photographer (3) , Pro photographer (1)

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Pentax RS1500 Features

  • Convenient, screwless removable faceplate system holds interchangeable cosmetic skins of any design from colors to gradients, patterns to images, to uniquely suit the photographer.
  • Choose from 10 included skins, or create your own using PENTAX Personal Skin Designer software or skin stencil.
  • Interchangeable colored lens rings compliment skin designs
  • Ultra slim, lightweight, and pocketable for easy portability.
  • High resolution 14 megapixel CCD records outstanding detail for large prints or cropping flexibility.
  • 4X wide angle zoom lens (27.5-110mm) captures large groups, sweeping landscapes, or distant subjects
  • Large 3 inch LCD with 230,000 dots of resolution is perfect for composing or reviewing still images and video.
  • Widescreen 720p HD video at 30 frames per second captures the action from moment to moment in sharp detail.
  • Easy to use, powerful automatic shooting modes, including the set-it-and-forget-it PENTAX Auto Picture mode, take the guesswork out of great photography.
  • Fast Face Detection technology for outstanding portraits.

Pentax RS1500 Specifications

Resolution Effective: 14 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 14.53 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.33" interline transfer CCD w/primary color filter
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI
Recorded resolutions Still: 14M (4288x3216), 10M (16:9, 4224x2376), 7M (3072x2304), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), VGA (640x480)
Movie: HD (1280x720p30/15), VGA (640x480p30/15), QVGA (320x240p30/15)
Quality Levels Fixed
Lens 6 elements in 5 groups
EFL: 4.9-19.6mm (35mm equivalent: 27.5-110mm) 4x Zoom
Aperture F3.2-F5.9
Optical Zoom 4x
Digital Zoom 6.7x
Combined Zoom 26.8x
LCD / Viewfinder LCD screen: 3.0" TFT color LCD - LCD resolution: 230,000 dots - Wide angle viewable: Yes Viewfinder: n/a
Focus System Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus
Focus modes: 3-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, InfinityLandscape, Pan Focus
Manual focus: n/a
Macro focus: Yes (Macro and Super Macro available)
Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
Focus range: Normal: 1.31' to infinity (wide) - Macro: 0.49-1.64' (wide), Macro: 0.49-1.64' (wide), 0.82-1.64' (tele) - Super Macro: Approx 0.26-0.82' (at mid zoom, setautomatically)
Flash Type: Built-in series-control auto flash
Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Effective range: 16' (wide, auto ISO), 8.5' (tele, auto ISO)
Storage Media Internal memory: 21.6 MB
Removable memory: SD, SDHC
Interfaces Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a
Power Supply Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI108
Recordable images: Approx 210
Playback time: Approx 260 min
Movie recording time: Approx 70 min
Audio recording time: n/a
AC adapter available: Yes (optional)
Physical Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9"
Without battery or removable memory: 3.9 oz
Loaded and ready: 4.5 oz
Construction material(s): Polycarbonate
Operating temperature: 32-104°F
Weather Resistant: : n/a
Shock Resistant: n/a
Timing Startup: Approx 1.9 sec
Release lag: Approx 0.09 sec
Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
Image Stabilization Still: Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M)
Movie: Movie SR
Metering System Type: TTL
Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: n/a
Spot: n/a
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)
ISO Sensitivity Auto: 100-800, Digital SR 100-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 5M)
Manual: 100-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 5M)
White Balance Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Manual mode(s): Yes
Shutter Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed: 1/2000 to 1/4 sec, up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode
Capture Modes Mode selection: Auto Picture (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight), Program, Natural Skin Tone, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Sport, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M), Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Candlelight, Surf & Snow, Half Length Portrait (3M), Frame Composite 3M), Text, Digital Panorama (2M)
More Capture Modes Green simplified mode available: Yes
Face detection available: Yes, up to 10 faces, Smile Capture
P/A/S/M/B: P
Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
Digital filters (capture): n/a
Dynamic Range Adjustment: : Yes, shadow correction
Drive Modes Mode selection: One Shot, Self Timer, Continuous, Burst (5M), Multi-Burst (5M, 16 VGA frames)
Continuous FPS: Approx 1 FPS, Burst 3.2 FPS for 10 frames (5M),
Multi-Burst 7.5 FPS for 16 VGA frames
Self-timer: Yes (10 sec, 2 sec)
Remote control: n/a
Playback Modes Mode selection: One Shot, Index (4 or 9 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie
Playback, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Natural Skin Tone, Digital Filter, Frame Composite (3M), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Face Zooming
Magnification: Yes, up to 10X, scrollable
Digital Filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness
Movie Edit Save As Still Image, Movie Divide
File Formats Still: : JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III
Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)
Sound: n/a
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