PENTAX Launches OPTIO RS1000 Infinitely Customizable Digital Camera Supporting 720p HD Movie Recording

PENTAX has announced a unique compact cameras, the PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera that features 14.1 megapixels digital sensor, a 4X zoom, includes 3 inch LCD and and allows users to customize it with skins – personalized faceplates that can be chosen or created from their own design


Featuring interchangeable cosmetic skins, the ultra slim, and lightweight PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera features a removable transparent acrylic panel on the face of the body, and there are four ways to personalize the PENTAX Optio RS1000.

  1. Dress the camera in a choice of 11 (three plus eight) standard skins that ship with the product.
  2. Use the included SKINIT gift card to design and order a free, high quality, pre-cut, 3M vinyl skin from
  3. Use the included stencil to trace cutout lines to create a skin from printed photos, colored or wrapping papers, drawings, etc.
  4. Download the PENTAX PERSONAL SKIN DESIGNER Adobe Air-based software from

Personalizing the PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera brings the fun back into photography.  Ideas for use include gifts for wedding attendants, coaches and team parents, teachers, fashionistas, pet lovers, sports fans, corporate events, client gifts, anniversaries, retirements, new parents, scrap bookers, and anyone who is passionate about anything or is simply just hard-to-buy-for.

PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera features 14 megapixels, a powerful imaging engine with superior noise reduction and the high-performance smc PENTAX optical zoom lens, that delivers brilliant, high-quality images with well-defined details.

The PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera also features a large 3.0 inch bright color LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots for detailed image and menu viewing.

The PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera is equipped with a high-performance 4X optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 110mm telephoto (35mm equivalent). 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.

The PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera also offers PENTAX Auto Picture mode to automatically select the most appropriate shooting setting for a given subject or scene by accurately assessing various photographic conditions.

This user-friendly mode instantly 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.

The PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera also captures high-definition 720p HD movie clips in full 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and is equipped with Movie Shake Reduction mode to compensate for camera shake during movie shooting.

PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera Key Features

  • Highly personalizable and infinitely customizable!
  • Removable faceplate holds interchangeable cosmetic skins of any design from colors to gradients, patterns to images, to uniquely suit the photographer.
  • High resolution 14.1 megapixel CCD records outstanding detail for large prints or cropping flexibility.
  • 4X wide angle zoom lens (28-110mm) captures large groups, sweeping landscapes, or distant subjects.
  • Large 3 inch LCD with 230,000 dots of resolution is perfect for composing or reviewing still images and video.
  • Widescreen 720p HD video at 30 frames per second captures the action from moment to moment in sharp detail.
  • Easy to use, powerful automatic shooting modes, including the set-it-and-forget-it PENTAX Auto Picture mode, take the guesswork out of great photography.
  • Fast Face Detection technology for outstanding portraits.
  • Lightweight Li-Ion battery compatibility
  • Digital Shake Reduction function to effectively compensate for camera shake during still-image shooting
  • Burst Shooting at a speed of 16 images in two seconds (fixed at 640 x 480 pixels)
  • Auto-tracking AF mode to keep constant focus on a moving subject
  • Digital Panorama mode to effortlessly create a single panoramic picture from as many as three images
  • Green mode to automatically optimize exposure and sensitivity settings for a given subject or scene
  • Frame Composite function (with 20 frames stored in the camera) to shoot or compose images with decorative photo frames

The PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera comes with MediaImpression 2.0 for PENTAX software for image viewing, editing and filing applications (compatible with the latest operating systems, including Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6)

Price and Availability

The PENTAX OPTIO RS1000 Compact Digital Camera has lightweight body and is about the size of a credit-card and this digital camera would start shipping in October 2010 at $149.95 or Rs. 7,050 approx.

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