The Pentax Optio RS1500 is a 14MP point and shoot camera that features customizable front covers for changing the camera’s appearance. The RS1500 also features a 3-inch LCD and a 4x optical zoom. It should be available in April at an initial retail price of $149.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below.
Pentax Optio RS1500 Press Release
Golden, CO. (March 16, 2011)…PENTAX Imaging Company announced the infinitely customizable Optio RS1500 digital compact camera. The new PENTAX Optio RS1500 is easy to use and to dress to match the personality and style of its owner. This cosmetically customizable digital camera features a new removable PENTAX-original faceplate system featuring a screwless faceplate design and interchangable lens ring snap (choice of orange or black included) to hold custom skins of any personal choice or design. Now, users may change the camera’s appearance in three easy steps without the need for additional tools.
The design possibilities for the Optio RS1500 are infinite. Owners may skin this newest Optio to match an event, a sports team, a milestone, a corporate identity, and more.
There are a couple of ways to personalize the PENTAX Optio RS1500:
* Immediately dress the camera in a choice of 10 skins with contemporary designs that ship with the product simply by adding a skin, replacing the faceplate panel, and snapping on the lens ring.
* Visit the PENTAX SKINS Gallery at www.rs.pentaximaging.com or download the PENTAX PERSONAL SKIN DESIGNER Adobe Air-based software from www.pentaximaging.com. Use the digital designer to import a photo or digital image and save a skin as a PDF for printing on a color printer.
Besides a unique, completely customizable design, the Optio RS1500 features 14 megapixels, a large three-inch LCD monitor, a high-performance 4X optical zoom lens covering 27.5mm wide angle to 110mm telephoto and simple, user-friendly operation. Encased in a lightweight body about the size of a credit-card, the Optio RS1500 is compact enough to carry anywhere. Available in pearl white or silver, this latest PENTAX Optio will ship in April 2011 at $149.95 USD.