Pentax Optio RS1500

  • Pentax Optio RS1500
68
Based on 16 scores, 18 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Cheap, reasonable image quality, simple to use

Cons:

  • Feels flimsy, too much sharpening

Expert reviews and ratings

By Photo Answers on 80

If youre after a fun, cost-conscious compact and love shooting panoramics then the 14MP Pentax Optio RS1500 could be the trendy compact youve been waiting...

By Computeractive on 80

A quirky, customisable compact camera that's easy to use and packed with features...

By itreviews.com on 60

Review date: 16 September, 2011. Review by: Jamie Carter Do we all want a camera with the chameleon-like ability to change colour on demand? Perhaps not, but even aside from the novelty of being able to change the RS1500's fascia to all kinds of...

By Pocket-lint on 70

The Pentax Optio RS1500 manages to escape being simply a novelty camera by virtue of its reasonable performance, but if performance is important to you, then perhaps forgoing the changeable covers for something more conventional would better suit your...

By CNET UK on 70

The Pentax Optio RS1500's design won't be to everyone's tastes, and the swappable skins are a gimmick, but it's fundamentally a very respectable budget camera. Its only real weakness is its poor build...

By TechRadar on 80

Changeable covers may have been all the rage with mobile phones ten years ago, but, for whatever reason, the concept never really took off with compact cameras. With its latest RS1500 model, though, Pentax clearly reckons the audience for them is...

By PhotographyBLOG on 70

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...

By What Digital Camera on 84

The Pentax Optio RS1500 is a budget camera with some impressive specs, such as a 14MP sensor. The main draw will be the interchangeable front covers, enabling the user to add some creative flair to the aesthetics of the compact. In order to alter the...

By ePHOTOzine on 70

Apart from having customisable and changeable skins, the RS1500 doesn't boast many features and is quite a plain looking camera without a skin. The image quality is fantastic for a camera which can be purchased for less than £70, although...

By DigitalCameraInfo on

You’ve got to hand it to Pentax, they certainly have a clear definition of this camera’s audience. The most casual user cares about the following: how do my pictures look, and how few buttons do I have to press? In this regard, the Optio...

By DigitalCameraReview on 60

An otherwise unremarkable camera, the RS1500 offers interchangeable faceplates without the hassle of the previous generation...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Not without problems, but serviceable photo and video quality, fun designs and a low price add up to an attractive deal....

By Steves Digicams on

Ever go to school, work, or the club sporting your new jacket/hat/shoes just do see someone else rocking the same thing and cramping your style? These days, not only is it important to have the newest and latest, but to also be totally unique in doing...

By DigitalVersus on 40

Apart from the fact that you can customise the front face of the Pentax RS1500 Chameleon camera, this compact snapper is really nothing special. It has no stabilisation system and, at best, picture quality is nothing more than average. At telephoto...

International Review By Betabuzz on 67

Die Pentax Optio RS1500 bietet ein faires Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis sowie eine willkommene kreative Komponente, die vor allem jungen Nutzern zusprechen dürfte. Wirklich vorbildlich ist die einfache Handhabung der...

International Review By CNET France on 70

Le design de l’Optio RS1500 ne sera pas du goût de tout le monde et les façades interchangeables sont des gadgets, mais il s’agit d’un appareil photo premier prix très respectable. Sa seule faiblesse concerne sa...

International Review By TecnoZoom on 70

La PENTAX Optio RS1500 è una compatta con un design classico ma allo stesso tempo innovativo grazie alla possibilità di cambiare la skin a proprio piacimento in modo semplice e veloce. Ovviamente oltre al lato più estetico la fotocamera...

International Review By Les Numériques on 40

Le RS1500 n'a rien d'extraordinaire, à part la possibilité de changer facilement de façade : il ne dispose pas de stabilisation, la qualité d'image reste généralement moyenne et s'effondre au...