Pentax rolls out couple more digital cameras for the masses

Pentax has been in the digital camera business for longer than you can remember, and the company’s latest releases would be the Optio RS1000 as well as Optio RZ10, where we will concentrate more on the former. The Optio RS1000 aims to be different from the rest as it is not only easy to use, it can also be dressed to match both the personality and style of its owner. After all, it takes after some of the cellphones which were previously released by coming with a removable faceplate that can hold interchangeable skins of any personal design. Basically, what the Optio RS1000 ends up looking like would be up to you, since you can always skin it to match a mood, an event, a milestone, an outfit, and so much more.

Among the ways to get started with the Pentax Optio RS1000 would be to immediately dress the camera in a choice of 11 standard skins which ship with the product. Apart from that, you can also rely on the SKINIT gift card in order to design and order a free, high-quality, pre-cut, 3M vinyl skin from Alternatively, the more artsy among you can use an included stencil to trace cutout lines onto printed photos, wrapping papers, drawings, and more to use as a skin. Last but not least would be to download the PENTAX PERSONAL SKIN DESIGNER Adobe Air-based software which lets you save a skin as a PDF for printing on a color printer.

Hardware specifications of the Optio RS1000 include a 14-megapixel sensor, a large three-inch LCD monitor, a high-performance 4X optical zoom lens that covers 27.5mm wide angle, as well as a dummy-proof user-friendly operation. Its body is really lightweight and comes in roughly the same size as a credit card, making it compact enough to tote around anywhere. Expect the Pentax Optio to ship this October for $149.95.

As for the Pentax Optio RZ10 digital compact camera, it will feature a 10X optical zoom lens, powerful macro focus settings, dual Shake Reduction (mechanical sensor-shift and digital) for effective blur reduction, all crammed into a simple and modern exterior design.