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Pentax launches stylish Optio S1 digital camera

Pentax launches the Optio S1 digital compact camera, designed to be a fashionable, everyday imaging tool in an aluminum alloy extra compact, ultra light body. The camera is equipped with a 14 megapixel image sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens (starting at 28mm wide-angle) with an SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism and a 2.7-inch LCD monitor. The camera body is covered with plating and a gloss coating in chrome, black or green and has a lens barrel that matches the body. The new Pentax Optio S1 is available now for $199,95...


Details and specifications of the new Pentax Optio S1 digital cameraPENTAX Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Optio S1 digital compact camera. In addition to a host of advanced, user-friendly features designed to make high-quality digital photography simple and effortless, it features a stylish, extracompact body with meticulous attention given to high-quality exterior finish.

The Optio S1 is designed to be a fashionable, everyday imaging tool, offering a host of solid features including: an extracompact, ultralight body; approximately 14 effective megapixels; an optical 5X zoom lens with approximately 28mm wide-angle coverage; and SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism. Its housing is made of a high-quality aluminum alloy, with different plating and gloss coating applied to each of three color variations (chrome, black and green), giving users a choice of body color that suits their own style.

The color variations also extend to the lens barrel, which is in a matching color. The Optio S1 also features precisely laser-engraved logos and feature descriptions. With meticulous attention given to every design detail, the Optio S1 is the perfect choice for digital photographers who demand both the fun of picture-taking and the joy of possessing a high-quality, personalized imaging tool.

1.Stylish body with well-conceived design

The Optio S1's chrome model combines a high-quality aluminum-alloy housing with a mirror-finish plating on the body surface — a process that demands advanced technology and a high degree of skill. The black and green models have also been treated with different gloss-coating processes to produce unique textures. Each model comes with a lens barrel that matches its body color, while all models feature precisely laser-engraved logos. Thanks to the meticulous attention given to every single design detail, the Optio S1 is a stylish, beautifully designed imaging tool that's almost a fashion accessory.

2.Versatile optical 5X zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage

Despite its compact dimensions, the Optio S1 features an optical 5X zoom lens covering focal lengths from 5.0mm to 25.0mm (equivalent in the 35mm format to approximately 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto). Thanks to its wide zoom range, the Optio S1 can be used for a wide variety of subjects and scenes — from breathtaking landscapes, majestic architectural photos and group shots in confined spaces, to tightly cropped snapshots taken from a distance. When coupled with the Intelligent Zoom function, which allows even tighter zooming in on the subject, the zoom range can be extended to approximately 33.5 times.

3.Exceptional image quality

Combining the exceptional image resolution assured by approximately 14 effective megapixels and a state-of-the-art imaging engine with a high-performance PENTAX zoom lens and a reliable SR (Shake Reduction) system, the Optio S1 delivers brilliant, high-quality images with well-defined details. Even when enlarged to poster sizes, the images ensure sharp, high-resolution prints with excellent edge-to-edge sharpness.

Additional information: Details and specifications of the new Pentax Optio S1 digital camera
March 3, 2011
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