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Pentax Optio RS1000 comes with changeable covers

Sep 9, 2010 at 04:00 GMT

Pre-Photokina 2010: Pentax has announced the Optio RS1000, a compact camera with interchangable, user designable covers. It comes with a 28-110mm equivalent unstabilized lens and is built around a 14.1 megapixel sensor. It offers all this season's standard compact camera features such as 720p HD movie recording and digital filters such as fish-eye and toy-camera. The RS1000 is available in white or black with the option to download or create your own cover that secures behind a transparent front-plate.

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Press Release:

IT’S YOUR IMAGE

PENTAX Imaging Systems has today [September 9 2010] 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 www.pentax.co.uk/chameleon for more information.

Available in a black or white base colour, the PENTAX Optio RS1000 will be available to purchase in the UK in October 2010.  

Recommended Retail Price: £119.99.

Key Features

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Pentax Optio RS1000 specifications

Recommended price • $149.95
• £119.99
Sensor • 14.1 million effective pixels
• 1/2.3" type CCD
Image sizes • 4288 x 3216
• 4224 x 2376 (16:9)
• 3073 x 2304
• 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
• 640 x 480
Sensitivity • Auto ISO
• 100 − 6400
Lens • Focal length 4.9−19.6mm
• 28−110mm equivalent (in 35mm terms)
• 6 elements in 5 groups (3 aspherical elements)
• f/3.2−5.9
LCD • 3.0"
• 230,000 dots
Image format • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
• DCF 2.0
• DPOF
• PRINT Image Matching III
Movie format • AVI (Motion JPEG)
Memory • SD / SDHC
• Approx. 18.4 MB internal
Autofocus • TTL Contrast detection Autofocus system
• Multi-AF 3 points zone, Spot AF, Auto-tracking AF (anticipating subject movement)
Focus distance • Normal: 40cm − ∞
• Macro: 15cm − 50cm (W), 25cm − 50cm (T)
• Super Macro: 8cm − 25cm at focal length of 5.8mm
Exposure control • Multi-segment metering
Shutter speed • 1/2000th − 1/4sec
• 4 sec in Night Scene mode
Exposure comp. • ± 2EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash • Integrated auto flash with Red-eye reduction function
• Flash On and Flash Off modes
Flash range • 15cm - 4.8m (W, Auto ISO)
• 40cm - 2.6m (T, Auto ISO)
Video • HD, 720p 30/15fps
• VGA, 640 x 480 30/15fps
• QVGA, 320 x 240 30/15fps
• with video editing and digital stabilization
Battery • D-LI108 rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
• Approx 210 shots (CIPA standard testing)
Interfaces • PC / AV (PAL / NTSC)
• USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Drive modes • One-shot
• Self-timer (2 or 10 sec)
• Continuous shooting
• Burst shooting (3.2fps for 10 frames)
• Multi-burst (16 VGA frames at approx 7.5fps saved as single image)
Digital filters • B&W
• Sepia
• Toy camera
• Retro
• Color
• Soft
• Starburst
• Fish-eye
• Brightness
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Manual
Weight (inc battery and card) • 130g
Dimensions (inc lens) • 92mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8")

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