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Pentax Offers Limited Edition DC Super Heroes RS1500 Pack

2011-04-08 04:03
706 reviews
On March 16 2011, Pentax announced the Optio RS1500 compact camera with interchangeable, user designable covers. Identically specced to the RS1000 launched last year, it features a simpler, snap-on system for attaching different covers, rather than the screw-on system of the older model. Thanks to a removable ring around the lens, skins can now be swapped out without the hassle of using a small tool to unscrew the faceplate. 

Pentax today announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) to offer the limited edition DC Super Heroes-inspired RS1500 compact camera. Priced at £119.99, the special edition pack will include seven DC Super Hero skins, a 4GB SD card and a protective case based on the forthcoming Green Lantern movie. The RS1500 comes with a 4x optical zoom lens, a 14 Megapixels sensor, a 3.0-inch LCD and 720p HD video recording. It also offers Pentax's Auto Picture mode for automatic scene recognition and face detection. The Face Detection AF &AE function can instantly and accurately detect human faces within the image field and optimize focus and exposure settings. Check out the following press announcement for more details:

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and PENTAX Team Up to launch DC Super Hero-Inspired Cameras

April 7, 2011: PENTAX has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, to offer a DC Super Heroes-inspired collection of new personalised cameras.

The DC Super Heroes are the icons which PENTAX has chosen for its new personalised compact, the Optio RS1500, featuring DC Super Hero characters.

The new 'Green Lantern' film from Warner Bros. Pictures will be coming to cinemas this year. For this epic action-adventure release, PENTAX, in partnership with WBCP will be launching a very unique "DC Super Heroes RS1500" collector pack. 

Each owner of a DC Super Heroes pack will be able to personalise their camera with one of their favourite Super Heroes, such as Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Superman, or super villains, such as Catwoman and The Joker.

The limited edition RS1500 camera will come in a specially designed package, including seven different skins depicting the well known characters, a 4 GB SD card, and a special Green Lantern protective camera case.

The core features of the RS1500 are :

  • 14 Megapixel CCD sensor  
  • 4x optical zoom wide-angle zoom
  • HD video recording (30 fps)
  • 3'' LCD Screen
  • Customisable front skin, easily changed, thanks to a clip-on lens ring and transparent plate

The DC Super Heroes RS1500 pack will be available from  May 1st, 2011, from all good photographic retailers at the RRP of £119.99

Pentax Optio RS1500 Camera Reviews Roundup

Pocket-lint - Aug 23 2011
"The ISO range (under the "sensitivity" setting) runs up to an ambitious ISO 6400 through manual selection, although noise is very obvious from ISO 800 upwards so is probably best avoided. In Auto mode, the flash will swing in well before you reach these sorts of levels though. Overall, in terms of image quality, the results are average, but t..." More »
70out of 100
CNET UK - Aug 09 2011
"Given the RS1500's price, you might expect the picture quality to be fairly poor. In fact, we were rather surprised by just how well the RS1500 performs. To give the bad news first: the amount of picture noise is rather high. Take a look at our test shot above and you can clearly see grainy artefacts in areas of solid colour. This is a problem even in..." More »
70out of 100
TechRadar - Aug 08 2011
"The RS1500's metering system does pretty much what's expected: good exposures when the conditions present no obvious challenges, and a sensitivity towards brighter and darker scenes respectively leading to slight under and overexposure. While the predictability of this behavior can be quite useful, for a camera pitched at this level it would probably be bet..." More »
80out of 100
Photography BLOG - Aug 02 2011
"Kids of the 80's and comic fans will love the super hero collector's pack available with the Pentax Optio RS1500. It makes the camera a lot more fun to use and the interchangeability of the skins give it an interesting slant that can be a focal point for times out with friends. Like a mood ring, the RS1500 can reflect your personality of that day although w..." More »
70out of 100

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