• Pentax Optio RS1500
  • This little point-and-shoot posted some surprising results for such a low-budget option.

Pentax Optio RS1500 Digital Camera Review

$149.95

This little point-and-shoot posted some surprising results for such a low-budget option.

Introduction

Pentax's Optio RS1500 is an inexpensive, entry-level point-and-shoot geared toward the first time camera owner. Inside this tiny package is one giant selling point: a surprisingly capable 14-megapixel sensor that produced images of a much higher quality than we expected. Shoddy construction and difficult handling hold this model back, but overall the RS1500 is a tempting value for beginners.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
  11. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Comparison
  12. Canon PowerShot A3000 IS Comparison
  13. Casio Exilim EX-S200 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery
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Chris was born and raised less than ten miles from our editorial office, and even graduated from nearby Merrimack College. He came to Reviewed after covering the telecommunications industry, and has been moonlighting as a Boston area dining critic since 2008.