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Pentax Optio S1 14 MP Digital Camera with 5X Optical Zoom, 2.7-inch LCD and Aluminum-Alloy Housing (Black)

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 5.4 cm ; 127 g
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 15921
  • ASIN: B004OS96GS
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 3 2011
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #129,463 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

Taking pictures has never looked this good. The ultra-slim PENTAX Optio S1, with its all-metal body featuring soft curves, rounded edges, and a highly polished reflective surface, proves that fashion and function can go hand in hand. It features a wide angle 5X optical zoom lens, high resolution 14 megapixel sensor , 2.7 inch LCD and HD video capabilities. For optimal image capture, Triple Shake Reduction technology ensures sharp images, even in the most challenging lighting conditions. Capture beautiful portraits with fast Face Detection, Smile Capture, Blink Detection, and processing modes for outstanding skin tone rendering and image composition.

From the Manufacturer

The Pentax Optio S1 digital compact camera features an eye-catching finish, a 14-megapixel sensor for exceptional image detail, wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm) for flexible image framing, and widescreen 720p HD video capture, and plenty more to ensure that you can always capture the perfect picture--in style.

Pentax Optio S1 Highlights

Versatile 5x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage
The ultra-compact Optio S1 features an 5x optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent in the 35mm format to approximately 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto) that may be used for a wide variety of subjects and scenes including landscapes, architecture, group portraits in confined spaces, and tightly cropped snapshots taken from a distance. An Intelligent Zoom function allows even tighter zooming in on the subject, extending the digital zoom range up to 33.5x with no loss of image fidelity.

Exceptional image quality
With exceptional image resolution of 14 effective megapixels and an advanced imaging engine with a high-performance Pentax zoom lens and a mechanical Shake Reduction (SR) system, the Optio S1 delivers brilliant, high-quality images with well-defined details even when enlarged to poster size.

Triple Shake Reduction (SR) image stabilization technology to prevent image blur

  • Sensor-shift SR The Optio S1 offers and advanced sensor-shift SR mechanism for sharp, blur-free images even when shooting telephoto shots, sunsets or indoor scenes in incident light. The camera compensates for camera shake up to approximately three shutter steps.
  • High-Sensitivity Digital SR* The Optio S1 automatically raises the sensitivity as high as ISO 6400 for higher shutter speeds to minimize the adverse effects of camera shake and subject movement when shooting still images in low-light conditions.
  • Movie SR** During movie recording, the Optio S1 can prevent blurry images and annoying camera shake by using Movie Shake Reduction.
*When the High-Sensitivity anti-shake mode is selected, the recorded size is fixed to 5M (2592 x 1944 pixels).
**When the Movie SR mode is selected, the angle of view becomes narrower than normal shooting.

High-quality, widescreen HD movie recording with dedicated REC button
The Optio S1 captures detailed movie clips at 16:9 high-definition TV resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)* at a frame rate of approximately 30 frames per second. A new, dedicated Movie REC button positioned on the back panel initiates movie recording from any shooting mode without delay.
*When the Optio S1's AV output terminal is used, movie clips are output at standard definition. If the user wishes to play back movie clips in high definition (1280 x 720 pixels), the data must be transferred to a personal computer for playback.

Advanced, user-friendly Auto Picture mode for hands-off selection of the best shooting mode
The Optio S1 features the Pentax-original Auto Picture mode that automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene by accurately and instantly accessing all photographic conditions affecting the subject or scene. This set-it-and-forget-it mode detects 14 different subjects and scene types including people, landscape, blue sky, sunset, and more. The mode instantly optimizes all camera settings such as sensitivity and shutter speed for the quality images for the type of subject and scene identified.

Upgraded face detection for greater convenience
A new-generation Face Detection AF & AE function instantly and accurately detects the subject's face in the image field and a Natural Skin mode reproduces natural, healthy skin texture.

Creative digital filters and tools
The Optio S1 offers nine digital filters, including Toy Camera and Retro, to add various creative visual effects to recorded images without a computer. A new Miniature filter converts any scene into an image full of miniatures, and an HDR filter (first ever on a Pentax compact) produces images with outstanding exposure detail in wide exposure situations.

Additional features
  • Wireless remote shooting using an optional Pentax infrared remote control
  • Large 2.7-inch color LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots for easy viewing of images and menus
  • In body recharge system for simple and convenient, cellphone-like battery recharging
  • Compatibility with SDXC memory cards for recording of high-quality images over extended hours*
  • Dynamic Range (D-Range) adjustment to prevent whitewashed (overexposed) and blacked-out (underexposed) areas in an image
  • Image viewing, editing and filing software included: ArcSoft MediaImpression 3.0 for Pentax (Windows version) and MediaImpression 2.1 for Pentax (Macintosh version)
*UHS-speed-class data transmission not available.

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Amazon.com: 14 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Pentax Optio 15921 14 MP Digital Camera Nov. 20 2011
By Dennis Chiu - Published on Amazon.com
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Great little camera. perfect if you want a cheap point and shoot camera. when you zoom the quality is not lost and takes good quality video. highly recommended
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
great camera short battery Jan. 2 2012
By jason - Published on Amazon.com
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this is a great camera with lots of options. the screen has good color, and is very clear and easy to see
however the battery life seems short.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great camera Feb. 14 2012
By D. Majetic - Published on Amazon.com
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Great small camera for the price. Easy to use and carry. Takes quality pictures and good video. All around good as a primary or secondary camera.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Amazing quality Dec 13 2012
By booknugget - Published on Amazon.com
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My last digital camera was a Pentax and I loved that as well. After looking at reviews and trying out others, including ones that photographers swore was the only camera for them, I decided to buy a Nikon. I get the $250 Nikon home, and the quality isn't there.

I return it, and go back to Pentax. This camera is amazing. It's so small I forget it's in my pocket. It takes incredible pictures. I took it to France for 10 days and now have friends, coworkers, family members all asking where I got "that painting" (they're always photos that I took).

One bad note - the battery contacts broke and I had to send the camera in for repairs. It was within warranty and fixed promptly. The situation was handled well, I just wish it wouldn't have been an issue to begin with.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Pentax Optio 15921 Digital Camera April 20 2012
By Andrea Kubinski - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like this camera. It has a lot of settings, it is small and sleek. The snap of the photo isn't bad. I still need to read the owners manual to learn more about all the features. The only thing I notice is that the flash is so bright that it almost whites out what you are taking the picture of. I have played with some of the basic settings and taking a photo in "green mode" does seem to help a bit. Like I said, I do need to read the owners manual and I can perhaps turn down the brightness of it (just haven't figured it out) - even on a soft flash it does it.

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