September 9, 2010
HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Products is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Optio RS1000 digital compact camera. It allows the user to customize the front panel design in a variety of ways to meet their style, or to suit a particular occasion.
Positioned as a standard model, the Optio RS1000 offers high-resolution images produced by approximately 14 effective megapixels, a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, a high-performance 4X optical zoom lens covering 27.5mm wide angle, and simple, user-friendly operation. Encased in a lightweight, credit-card-sized body, it is compact enough to carry anywhere for every occasion. It also offers a unique body design customization feature, which allows the user to set in one of three included “dress-up” sheets, or any other material of the user’s choice — such as photographs or illustrations — between the body and a transparent front panel. This feature gives the Optio RS1000 unique versatility and flexibility unlike other models: The user can match the camera’s appearance with their fashion or mood of the day; it makes a perfect gift or promotional tool to mark a special occasion or anniversary.
PENTAX-original Face Change System for personalized designsThe Optio RS1000 features a removable transparent acrylic panel at the front of the main body frame. Simply by setting a dress-up sheet between the camera body and this panel, the user can easily and totally change the camera’s appearance. In addition to the three Alternative Skin included, the user can also use the Tracing Stencil (included) to produce original dress-up tools using photographs, posters, hand-drawn illustrations and other sources, and create a one-of-the-kind original camera. The camera’s front face also sports a fine spindle finish to assure an elegant appearance when no dress-up sheet is used.
Exceptional image qualityFeaturing approximately 14 effective megapixels assuring exceptional image resolution, a state-of-the-art imaging engine with superior noise reduction and the high-performance smc PENTAX optical zoom lens, the Optio RS1000 delivers brilliant, high-quality images with well-defined details. Even when images are enlarged to large sizes, the user is assured of sharp, high-resolution prints with edge-to-edge sharpness.
Large, easy-to-view 3.0-inch LCD monitorDespite its compact body, the Optio RS1000 features a large 3.0-inch high-brightness color LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots. Since this monitor provides large, detailed images and menus, the user can check them with just a quick glance, and easily and instantly make the desired settings and adjustments.
Optical 4X zoom lens with 27.5mm wide-angle coverageThe Optio RS1000 comes equipped with a high-performance 4X optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 4.9mm to 19.6mm (equivalent in the 35mm format to approximately 27.5mm wide angle to 110mm telephoto). Thanks to this wide zoom range, the Optio RS1000 can be used for a wide variety of subjects and scenes — from spectacular landscapes, majestic architecture and group shots within confined spaces, to tightly cropped snapshots from a distance. When coupled with the Intelligent Zoom function, which allows for even tighter zooming in on the subject, the zoom range can be extended to approximately 26.8 times.
Auto Picture mode for hands-off selection of the most appropriate shooting modeThe Optio RS1000 features the new-generation Auto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene by accurately assessing various photographic conditions. This user-friendly mode instantly and unfailingly selects one of the 15 shooting modes (eight conventional modes, plus seven new modes including Blue Sky and Sunset) and optimizes various camera settings, including sensitivity and shutter speed, to assure the best results with minimal effort by the photographer.
Automatic face detection for beautiful, lively snapshotsThe Optio RS1000 features the sophisticated Face Detection AF & AE function, which instantly and accurately detects human faces within the image field, then optimizes focus and exposure settings — all automatically. The Optio RS1000 also comes equipped with other convenient features to assist the photographer in capturing beautiful, lively snapshots, including the Smile Capture that automatically releases the shutter the moment the camera detects the subject’s smile, and the Natural Skin mode that captures subjects with smooth, healthy skin tone.
High-quality HD-proportioned movie recordingThe Optio RS1000 captures beautiful, high-definition-TV-quality movie clips (1280 x 720 pixels).* It also comes equipped with the sophisticated Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode,** which automatically compensates camera shake during movie shooting with the help of exclusive software, making it possible for everyone to enjoy high-quality movie shooting with minimal effort.
When the Optio RS1000's AV output terminal is used, movie clips are output
as normal-image-size data. If the user wishes to play back movie clips at
high-definition-TV proportions (1280 x 720 pixels), the data must be transferred
to a personal computer for playback.
** When the Movie SR mode is selected, the angle of view becomes narrower than normal shooting.
An assortment of digital filters for creative expressionThe Optio RS1000 offers nine different digital filters, including Toy Camera, Retro and Sepia, to add various visual effects to recorded images without requiring a computer. The user can even apply multiple filters to a single image for more inventive visual effects.
|Lens||smc PENTAX zoom lens, 6 elements in 5 groups (3 aspherical elements)|
|Focal Length||4.9 - 19.6mm|
|35mm equivalent focal length||approx. 27.5 - 110mm|
|Aperture||F3.2 (W) - 5.9 (T)|
|Digital Zoom||approx. 6.7x|
|Intelligent Zoom||approx. 5.6x at 7M, approx. 26.8x at 640 (including optical zoom)|
|Motion Blur Reduction||Still||Digital Blur Removal
High-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
|Movie||Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)|
|Focus||Type||3-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF|
(From lens face)
0.4m - infinity (whole zoom area)
1.31 ft. - infinity (whole zoom area)
0.15 - 0.5m (at wide setting), 0.25 - 0.5m (at the meddium magnification length)
0.49 - 1.64 ft. (at wide setting), 0.82 - 1.64 ft. (at the meddium magnification length)
0.08 - 0.25m (at focal length of 5.8mm)
0.26 - 0.82 ft. (at focal length of 5.8mm)
Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus: available
|Face Detection||Face Detection AF&AE is available at all mode. 10 people at most. Smile Capture.|
|approx. 14 megapixels|
|Image Sensor||1/2.33" CCD|
|Still||14M, 10M (16:9), 7M, 2M (16:9), 640|
|Movie||1280, 640, 320|
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
|Auto, Manual (ISO 100 - 6400)|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting|
|Display||3.0" LCD, approx. 230K dots|
|Exposure Control||Metering System||Multi-segment metering|
|Exposure Compensation||±2EV (1/3EV steps)|
|Scene modes||Auto Picture, Program, Natural Skin Tone, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Candlelight, Surf & Snow, Half-length Portrait, Frame Composite, Text, Digital Panorama, Green|
|Playback modes||Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Natural Skin Tone, Digital Filter (B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness Filter), Frame Composite, Movie Edit, Red-eye Compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Face close-up playback|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 - 1/4 sec. 4sec. at most (Night Scene mode setting)|
|Built-in flash||Modes||Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" reduction function employs a pre-discharge.|
approx. 0.15 - 4.8m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.49 - 16 ft. (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.4 - 2.6m (ISO Auto)
approx. 1.31 - 8.5 ft. (ISO Auto)
|Drive Modes||One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, 16-frame shooting (VGA@16 shots)|
|Storage Media||Built-in Memory (approx. 18.3 MB), SD/SDHC Memory Card|
|Power Source||Rechargeable D-LI108 lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter kit is also available|
|Battery life||Still*: approx. 210 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: approx. 260 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
|Interfaces||USB2.0 (Hi-Speed): PC/AV terminal|
|Dimensions||approx. 92 (W) x 56 (H) x 20.5 (D)mm (including lens depth)
approx. 3.6 (W) x 2.2 (H) x 0.8 (D) inches
|Weight||With battery & SD card||approx. 130g (loaded and ready)
approx. 4.6 oz.
|Body||approx. 113g (without battery and SD memory card)
approx. 4.0 oz.
* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing.
Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
[ Storage capacity ]
|Recorded Pixels||Built-in Memory *||64MB||128MB||256MB||512MB||1GB||2GB||4GB||8GB||16GB||32GB|
|Movie||Built-in Memory *||64MB||128MB||256MB||512MB||1GB||2GB||4GB||8GB||16GB||32GB|
* Approx. 18.3 MB
The maximum file size is 2GB for movie.
The maximum length is 18 hours for Voice recording