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Pentax Optio RS1500
5.9 out of 10

Pentax Optio RS1500

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Overall 7
6.8

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...
  • Pros: HD video; Customizable design; Face recognition up to 10 faces.
  • Cons: OPTICAL ZOOM; Battery Pack.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax Optio RS1500

CNET
8 August 2011
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio RS1500's design won't be to everyone's tastes, and the swappable skins are a gimmick, but it's fundamentally a very respectable budget camera. Its only real weakness is its poor build quality.
  • Pros: Very good value for money; decent picture quality for the price; easy to use; large LCD screen; 720p video capture.
  • Cons: Flimsy build quality; no HDMI socket; USB port is unprotected; plenty of picture noise.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0

Pentax Optio RS1500 Review

What Digital Camera
15 July 2011
  • Summary: The Pentax Optio RS1500 has some excellent qualities, but falls down in the build quality stakes and, more importantly, image quality.
  • Pros: Cheap, reasonable image quality, simple to use
  • Cons: Feels flimsy, too much sharpening
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Overall 5
5.2

Expert Review

reviewed
17 June 2011
  • Summary: This little point-and-shoot posted some surprising results for such a low-budget option.
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Overall 5
5.2

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
9 June 2011
  • Summary: The new Pentax Optio RS1500 (which replaces the RS1000) is the latest addition to the Pentax compact point-and-shoot catalog. It’s an easily pocketable ultra-compact digicam available in either pearl white or silver.
  • Pros: HD movie mode, Stylish, customizable, Compact and portable
  • Cons: Some overexposure, No "one touch" video button, Noise at mid to high ISO
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
25 May 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight, and compact in size, Left finger indent for better gripping, Interchangeable front face plate "Skin" designs, and a variety to choose from, Easy to understand button layout, and a lot of cartoon menu icons for preprogrammed exposure settings, Short descriptions of each exposure setti...
  • Cons: Weak Flash, Zoom has less steps, making precise framing difficult, Default setting of backlight timeout is too short, Looks kind of cheap like a disposable camera
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
8 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The Pentax RS1500 boasts a 14MP sensor and 4x optical zoom equivalent to 27.5-110mm, but it's the interchangeable covers (skins) that are its most obvious feature. Pentax has placed the look of this compact firmly in the hands of the user, by providing ten interchangeable skins with a range of...
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Overall 7
7.0

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...
  • Pros: Fun customisation, affordable
  • Cons: Poor quality display, image performance isn't brilliant
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio RS1500 review

TechRadar UK
8 August 2011
  • Summary: Budget point-and-shoot model with changeable covers
  • Pros: Excellent value for money, Reasonable, image quality with effective automatic correction for barrel distortion, Customizability – perfect for target market, Large and colourful LCD screen, Use of lithium-ion battery helps to keep weight and size down
  • Cons: Poor LCD viewing angle, Finer details lacking when viewed at full size, Focusing system could be faster, Chromatic aberrations sometimes very obvious, Occasional white balance inaccuracies
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

Pentax Optio RS1500

PhotographyBLOG
1 August 2011
  • Summary: Kids of the 80's and comic fans will love the super hero collector's pack available with the Pentax Optio RS1500. It makes the camera a lot more fun to use and the interchangeability of the skins give it an interesting slant that can be a focal point for times out with friends.
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