Pentax RS1500 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Optio RS1500 
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General
Model Number: RS1500 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $149.95
Street Price: $89.99
Date Available: 2011-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 4.5 oz (128 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(91 x 56 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 3216 (13.8 MP, 4:3),
4224 x 2376 (10.0 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second:  
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 1280x720, 640x480, 640x480, 320x240, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 15, 30, 15, 30, 15
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 14.53
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 14.00 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 110 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to approx. 6.7x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Manual Focus: No 
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 8 - 50 cm
3.1 - 19.7 in
Aperture Range: f/3.2 (W) / f/5.9 (T) - ??? 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto: 100-800, Digital SR 100-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 at 5M) Manual: 100-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 at 5M)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual 
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL Multi-segment 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Sport, Pet, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M), Natural Skin Tone, Kids, Frame Composite, Food, Candlelight, Text, Surf & Snow, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Half Length Portrait (3M) 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 16ft (wide), 8.5ft (tele) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB): 21.6
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Optional K-AC119 AC adapter kit 
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW116 with MediaImpression 3.0 for PENTAX (Windows) / MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX (Mac) 
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI108 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI108 lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
Notes & Features: Very closely related to RS1000. Only differences are clip-on (screwless) face plates rather than screw-on kind, slightly more internal memory, newer software CD, and slight differences to scene and Auto Picture modes. 

 


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