Pentax Unveils the Optio S1 Digital Camera
Elegant, New Compact Available in Three Gem-Like Finishes for Spring Style
GOLDEN, CO (March 2, 2011) - PENTAX Imaging Company announced the
PENTAX Optio S1 digital compact camera with advanced, easy-to-use
features and an eye-catching, gem-like finish. Available in striking
Chrome or a glossy Black or Green, the Optio S1 is a fashionable and
elegant digital camera with an ultralight body featuring:
A high resolution 14 megapixel sensor for exceptional image detail.
Wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm) for flexible image framing.
Ample 2.7 inch LCD for easy capture and playback of images and video.
Sensor-shift PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) system for sharp low light and telephoto images.
Widescreen 720p HD video capture.
Powerful PENTAX Auto Picture mode for set-it-and-forget-it shooting convenience.
Fast Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection for perfect portraits.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode for outstanding detail in wide exposure images (new to PENTAX digital compact cameras).
PENTAX infrared remote control (remote purchased separately).
meticulous attention given to every design detail, the ultra-compact
Optio S1 is the perfect choice for digital photographers who want a very
capable, yet elegant and classy, digital camera.
The PENTAX Optio S1 is available for pre-order now on the www.pentaxwebstore.com
Imaging Company is an innovative leader in the production of a variety
of digital cameras including weather resistant digital SLRs and stylish,
compact, waterproof cameras, as well as lenses, flash units,
binoculars, scopes, and eyepieces. For more than 90 years, PENTAX has
developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of consumers
and businesses. With headquarters in Golden, Colorado, PENTAX Imaging
Company is a division of PENTAX of America, Inc.
PENTAX OPTIO S1 FACT SHEET
Three Stylish Colors
Optio S1 aluminum alloy housing is available in three high-quality
finishes including a mirror-finish Chrome, or a high gloss Black or
Green. Each model features a color coordinated lens barrel and
translucent control buttons, as well as laser-engraved logos and feature
descriptions on the front panel. The meticulous design detail of the
Optio S1 makes it a digital camera that doubles as a fashion accessory.
Versatile 5X optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage
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
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*
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.
* When the High-Sensitivity anti-shake mode is selected, the recorded size is fixed to 5M (2592 x 1944 pixels).
During movie recording, the Optio S1 can prevent blurry images and annoying camera shake by using Movie Shake Reduction.
* 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
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
* 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
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
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.
PENTAX and Optio are trademarks of HOYA CORPORATION.
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
viewing, editing and filing software included: ArcSoft MediaImpression
3.0 for PENTAX (Windows version) and MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX
*UHS-speed-class data transmission not available.
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product supports PRINT Image Matching III. PRINT Image Matching enabled
digital still cameras, printers and software help photographers to
produce images more faithful to their intentions. Some functions are not
available on printers that are not PRINT Image Matching III compliant.
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Design and Specifications are subject to change.