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Pentax launch customisable compact camera

Pentax launch Optio RS1000 with 14 megapixels, a 3 inch LCD monitor, 4x optical zoom lens and HD video function.

Posted: 09/09/2010 - 18:39

Pentax Optio RS1000 Digital Compact Camera

Press Release

Pentax Imaging Systems have unveiled its unique ‘customisable compact camera, the Pentax Optio RS1000.

With cameras established as a key accessory for every occasion, Pentax now offers style conscious photographers the opportunity to match their camera to their outfit or passion in a credit card size compact.

From football clubs to outfits, events and friends, the Pentax Optio RS1000 delivers exceptional images with a personalised twist.

Everyone can personalise the camera with photographs or illustrations, printed on a template that lies between the body and a transparent front panel.

The Pentax Optio RS1000 offers high resolution images produced by approximately 14 megapixels, a 3 inch LCD monitor, 4x optical zoom lens, HD video function and a simple, user-friendly operation.

There will also be a website to visit where visitors can choose, download and print ready-made templates, create their own ‘skins’ and play fun games. Visit for more information.

Key Features

  1. Exceptional Picture Quality – the high performance imaging engine combined with the 14 effective megapixels reproduces true-to-life colours and exceptional image resolution.
  2. Large easy to view 3 inch LCD monitor – large detailed images and menus are easy to use and adjust.
  3. Auto Picture Mode – automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene. The 15 scene modes, automatically selected, optimise various camera settings including sensitivity and shutter speed to ensure the best results.
  4. Automatic Face Detection – detection of up to 32 faces within the image field for sharp focus. Plus the ability to make faces smaller, an automatic shutter release to capture smiles and blink detection to avoid closed eyes.
  5. High Quality HD proportioned movie recording – comes equipped with the sophisticated Movie Shake Reduction mode which automatically compensates camera shake during filming.
  6. Digital filters – offers 9 different filters including toy camera, retro and sepia to add visual effects to images.

In addition it has…

  • Digital Blur Removal function to effectively compensate for camera shake during still-image shooting.
  • Burst Shooting at a speed of 16 images in two seconds (fixed at 640 x 480 pixels).
  • 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 optimize exposure and sensitivity settings for a given subject or scene.
  • Frame Composite function (with 20 frames stored in the camera) to shoot or compose images with decorative photo frames.
  • MediaImpression 2.0 for Pentax software for image viewing, editing and filing applications (compatible with the latest operating systems, including Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6).

Available in a black or white base colour, the Pentax Optio RS1000 will be available to purchase in the UK in October 2010 with an RRP of £119.99. For more information please visit the Pentax UK website.

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