Pentax announced its second generation customizable digital camera, the Optio RS1500 that is the successor to the Optio RS1000. The cosmetically customizable camera features a new removable PENTAX-original faceplate system with a no-hassle screwless faceplate design and interchangeable lens ring snap to hold custom skins of any personal choice or design.
The 14 Megapixel RS1500 sports a 4x optical zoom lens with 27.5mm wide angle and a 3-inch LCD display. It features advanced automatic Face Detection AF&AE function; Auto Picture mode to automatically select the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene; nine digital filters including Toy Camera, Retro and Sepia; and 1280x720p video recording capability.
The lightweight, credit card-sized Pentax Optio RS1500 comes with a choice of 10 included skins, and a new, removable lens ring in a choice of two colors. It comes in peral white and silver and will be available in April 2011 at $149.95.