Pentax Optio RS1500 Review

Overall Score

33

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-110 mm (4x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 114 x 58 x 28 mm, 157g.
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Pentax Optio RS1500 Overview


First introduced in March, 2011, Pentax Optio RS1500 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Pentax RS1500 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax Optio RS1500

Sensor resolution of Pentax RS1500 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Pentax RS1500 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax RS1500


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Optio RS1500 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
3.5 Lens at Wide
157g Light Body
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.5
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 260 shots
Type Scores

Pentax Optio RS1500 has an Overall Score of 33/100 and ranked #598 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1024 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax RS1500 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
29
Value for money score
52
Portability score
97
Overall score
33
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Pentax RS1500


Pentax Optio RS1500 weighs 157g and has external dimensions of 114 x 58 x 28mm (4.49 x 2.28 x 1.1"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Pentax RS1500 is 18 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax RS1500 is more by 16mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Pentax RS1500
157g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Pentax RS1500
28mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Optio RS1500 with the dimensions:

Pentax Optio RS1500

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Optio RS1500 Dimensions Optio RS1500
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 157 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 114 x 58 x 28 mm
Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio EX-10 384 g 157 g 120 x 68 x 49 mm 114 x 58 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 157 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 114 x 58 x 28 mm
Pentax WG-3 Pentax WG-3 230 g 157 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 114 x 58 x 28 mm
Pentax MX-1 Pentax MX-1 391 g 157 g 122 x 61 x 51 mm 114 x 58 x 28 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7100 Nikon P7100 395 g 157 g 116 x 77 x 48 mm 114 x 58 x 28 mm
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Ricoh WG-4 GPS 235 g 157 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 114 x 58 x 28 mm
Ricoh WG-4 Ricoh WG-4 230 g 157 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 114 x 58 x 28 mm

Specifications of Pentax Optio RS1500


General
Brand Pentax
Model Optio RS1500
Announced March, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.90
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4288 x 3216
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92
Physical
Weight 157 g
Physical Dimensions 114 x 58 x 28 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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