Solid color accuracy
You've got to hand it to Pentax, they certainly have a clear definition of this camera's audience. The most casual user cares about the following: how do my pictures look, and how few buttons do I have to press? In this regard, the Optio RS1500 is sort of a dream come true. Shots do look nice. Solid color accuracy will flatter subjects, and excellent sharpness means plenty of detail. Not even a pro could argue with that.
Lightweight, and compact in size
The Pentax RS1500 is a stylish and fun digital camera that boast typical specifications for a sub $150 digicam. It can produce nice 14-megapixel photos, boasts speedy shooting performance, and offers the most unique customization system seen to date (as of 05/2011).
Fun to use
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. Like a mood ring, the RS1500 can reflect your personality of that day although we feel that it would be nice if the skins were made out of better material such as card or thin plastic.
Changeable skins are unique
Apart from having customisable and changeable skins, the RS1500 doesn't boast many features and is quite a plain looking camera without a skin. The image quality is fantastic for a camera which can be purchased for less than £70, although images are quite noisy throughout the ISO range. The camera will certainly make an ideal gift for a child who is interested in taking their first steps into photography.
Fun customisation, affordable
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.
Poor display quality, bad colours and viewing angles
The Pentax Optio RS1500 is a mid-range compact digital camera with a 14 megapixel CCD sensor and a 3" LCD display. It comes included with 10 unique, pre-made skins and five customizable skins as well as two different lens rings--one black, one orange.
Pentax is now selling its second generation of its chameleon camera, the Optio RS1500. With the RS1500, you can change the look of the camera at any time with a new faceplate, a new lens ring, or a customizable skin. Pentax designed the RS1500 to be easier to customize than its predecessor. You'll find 14 megapixels of resolution, a 4X optical zoom lens, 720p HD video capability, and a 3-inch LCD screen with the RS1500, which carries an MSRP of $149.99. (Compare Prices).
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