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Pentax Optio RS1500

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PENTAX Optio RS1500 Review

Review guidelines
14 July 2013
  • Summary: The PENTAX Optio RS1500 is a compact design with a classic yet innovative with the ability to change the skin to your liking so quick and easy. Of course, in addition to the more aesthetic side of the camera has a high concentration of technology that allows the creation of good quality photographs thanks to the use of digital filters. The PENTAX Optio RS1500 is compact in size and in price, but ” great ” in the specifications.
  • Pros: HD video; Customizable design; Face recognition up to 10 faces
  • Cons: OPTICAL ZOOM; Battery Pack
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Overall 6

Pentax Optio RS1500 Digital Camera

good house keeping
16 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The Pentax Optio RS1500 has a simple design and menu layout but poor photo and video quality
  • Pros: Simple design, Great menu layout, Compact and lightweight
  • Cons: Video mode is tough to find, Jumpy zoom control, Poor photo quality, Poor video quality, Poor LCD quality
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Expert Review

8 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Not all budget compacts have caught up to offer with HD video yet, but the RS1500 provides 720p recording at a maximum 30fps. While this isn't complemented with an HDMI port, this is unlikely to be a deal breaker for most. Instead, the model relies on a sole micro USB port for transferring images and videos.
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Overall 8
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 8

Pentax Optio RS1500 Review

What Digital Camera
27 July 2011
  • Excerpt: A budget-priced model with interchangeable covers, can the Pentax Optio RS1500 deliver more than just good value?
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Overall 5

Expert Review

17 June 2011
  • Summary: This little point-and-shoot posted some surprising results for such a low-budget option.
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Overall 7

Pentax Optio RS1500 Review

Digital Camera Review
9 June 2011
  • Summary: In the final analysis the Pentax Optio RS1500 is a pretty good walking around camera. There are cheaper cameras that will perform just as well (or in some cases better) as an image capture device, but all will lack the RS1500's plethora of available "fashion" skins and some will lack the RS1500's HD movie mode.
  • Pros: HD movie mode, Stylish, customizable look, Compact and easily portable
  • Cons: Slight tendency toward over exposure, No "one touch" video button, Very noisy images at mid to high ISO
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Pentax Optio RS 1500

Steve's Digicams
25 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Pentax has released the second generation of their customizable RS-series of fashion savvy digicams, with the Optio RS1500. This model replaces the RS1000 from last year, carrying over several of the same key features. Pentax has incorporated an easier, and quicker way to change the "Skin" of the front of the camera, along with the addition of colored lens bezels that can be swapped in place of the standard black one.
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Overall 7

Pentax Optio RS1500

Pocket Lint
22 August 2011
  • Conclusion: With a wealth of compact cameras to choose from, and some great performers for your money, the real appeal of the Pentax Optio RS1500 has to be the customisation option. It manages to escape being simply a novelty camera by virtue of its reasonable performance, but if performance is important to you, then perhaps forgoing the changeable covers for something more conventional would better suit your needs.
  • Pros: Fun customisation, affordable
  • Cons: Poor quality display, image performance isn't brilliant
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Pentax Optio RS1500

TechRadar UK
8 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Changeable covers may have been all the rage with mobile phones ten years ago, but, for whatever reason, the concept never really took off with compact cameras. With its latest RS1500 model, though, Pentax clearly reckons the audience for them is still there, with the camera equipped with ten changeable covers and two lens rings as standard.
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Pentax Optio RS1500

29 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Without the advance knowledge that the Pentax Optio RS1500 has removable front covers, it looks pretty bland. The white front sports the range name "Optio" branded into it and is covered by a clear plastic sheet. A plastic ring surrounds the SMC Pentax lens which starts at a nice wide-angle 27.5mm and zooms out to a respectable 110mm. Then we find out that the plastic ring can be pulled off and the plastic sheet removed.
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