Pentax 15906

15906 Optio S1 Digital Camera with High Resolution 14MP Sensor, 5x Wide-Angle 28-140mm Optical Zoom Lens, 1280x720p HD Video, Bright 2.7" LCD Monitor Screen and Fast Face Detection, Chrome

Quick Specs:
Model
Brand: Pentax
SKU: 15906
UPC: 0270751873684

Clearance
Discount for Education & Goverment
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Energy Star Store
No Tax except NY
Click to Enlarge
Click to Enlarge
Click to Enlarge
Click to Enlarge
Click to Enlarge
Color:
 
Black (15921)$199.00
Chrome (15906)$199.00
Green (15936)$199.00
Print Print Email Email Add to Wishlist Add to Wishlist
Pentax Products

Pentax 15906

Pentax 15906 Optio S1 Digital Camera with High Resolution 14MP Sensor, 5x Wide-Angle 28-140mm Optical Zoom Lens, 1280x720p HD Video, Bright 2.7" LCD Monitor Screen and Fast Face Detection, Chrome
Our Price: $199.00
Shipping: FREE
Today's Price: $199.00

Qty:
Rating: (Write a Review)
SKU: 15906
Stock Id: SID187545
Condition: Brand New Factory Sealed With 1 Year USA Warranty
Shipping Methods:
Availability: Available [Details]

Bags and Cases:

Additional Ways to Save Other Payment Options

View all payment options Google/Paypal Checkout


The Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera is a beautiful little image-making machine that has everything you need to take stunning photos and dazzling HD videos.

Start with the basics: a high-resolution 14MP CCD sensor and sharp 5x wide-angle 28-140mm (equivalent in 35mm format) optical zoom lens. With a 28mm point of view, you can shoot landscapes, buildings or groups of friends. At 140mm, the telephoto view is great for portraits, sports, wildlife or anything that's not quite close enough to you. With the 1280 x 720p HD video, you'll start shooting gorgeous mini-movies with sound that really capture the scene, and play it back on the bright 2.7" LCD monitor screen (it's also great for looking at your photos). The Shake Reduction system will make sure everything is sharp and clear, with no shaky, blurry photos.


Description:

The Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera is a beautiful little image-making machine that has everything you need to take stunning photos and dazzling HD videos.

Start with the basics: a high-resolution 14MP CCD sensor and sharp 5x wide-angle 28-140mm (equivalent in 35mm format) optical zoom lens. With a 28mm point of view, you can shoot landscapes, buildings or groups of friends. At 140mm, the telephoto view is great for portraits, sports, wildlife or anything that's not quite close enough to you. With the 1280 x 720p HD video, you'll start shooting gorgeous mini-movies with sound that really capture the scene, and play it back on the bright 2.7" LCD monitor screen (it's also great for looking at your photos). The Shake Reduction system will make sure everything is sharp and clear, with no shaky, blurry photos.

The Optio S1 is perfect for pictures of friends and family--it has a fast Face Detection function that recognizes faces you shoot often and optimizes the settings for those important people. Smile Capture mode takes the picture when it sees a smile on the face you're photographing, and Blink Detection warns you if the person's eyes are closed in the photo. And you can even take pictures using infrared remote control, using an optional infrared remote controller. Best of all, the Optio S1's Auto Picture will take care of all the technical exposure details for a great photo every time--all you need to do is press the shutter button.

Features:

    Elegant Design
  • Elegant design with an ultra-compact footprint, featuring soft curves, rounded edges, and a highly polished, reflective metal surface.

  • 14 Megapixels
  • High resolution 14 megapixel sensor ensures exceptional detail in large print sizes, and provides flexibility when cropping an image.

  • 5X Optical Zoom
  • Wide-angle 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm) offers great framing flexibility for subjects near or far.

  • 2.7" LCD
  • Ample 2.7 inch LCD makes it easy to frame a subject or to playback still images or HD video.

  • Shake Reduction
  • Sensor-shift Pentax Shake Reduction (SR) system helps keep images tack sharp, even in dim lighting, while Movie SR keeps motion video steady.

  • 720p HD Video
  • Capture widescreen 720p HD video when a still image just isn't enough to record the essence of the scene.

  • Optional Infrared Remote
  • Take pictures remotely using an optional PENTAX infrared remote control, perfect for self-portraits or group shots, small subject photography, or rock steady exposures.

  • Auto Picture Mode
  • Set it and forget it with Pentax's powerful Auto Picture mode, which analyzes the scene and tailors the shooting mode to best suit the subject.

  • Face Detection, Smile Capture, Blink Detection
  • Shoot perfect portraits with fast Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection, combined with powerful portrait processing modes for pleasing composition and skin tone.

  • Automatic Scene Modes
  • Choose from many automatic scene modes to take the guesswork out of taking great pictures.

  • HDR Capture
  • Capture high dynamic range (HDR) images in-camera that perfectly blend details from the deepest shadows and the brightest highlights into a single picture.

  • Additional Features
  • Drive Modes: Mode selection: One Shot, Self Timer, Continuous, Burst, Remote Control Continuous FPS: TBD Self-timer: Yes (10s, 2s, remote 3s) Remote control: Infrared (optional) Language Support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese

Specifications:

Imaging
ResolutionEffective: 14 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 14.48 Megapixel
Sensor1/2.3" CCD
File FormatsStill Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI, MJPEG
Audio: WAV
Max Resolution14MP: 4288 x 3216 @ 4:3
Other Resolutions10MP: 3216 x 3216 @ 1:1
10MP: 4224 x 2376 @ 16:9
7MP: 3072 x 2304 @ 4:3
2MP: 1600 x 1200 @ 4:3
0.3MP: 640 x 480 @ 4:3
Aspect Ratio1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Image StabilizationDigital
Optics
Lens9 elements in 8 groups
4 Aspheric
EFL: 5-25mm(35mm equivalent: 28-140mm)
Aperture: f/3.9 (W) - 5.7 (T)
ZoomOptical: 5x
Focus RangeWide: 1.31' (40cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 3.3' (1.01 m) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.33' (10.06cm) - 1.64' (49.99cm)
Tele Macro: 0.98' (29.87cm) - 1.64' (49.99cm)
Super-Macro: 0.39" (1.0cm) - 0.98' (29.87cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity64-6400
Shutter4 - 1/1600Sec
Exposure MeteringCenter-weighted, Matrix, Spot
White Balance ModesAuto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Self Timer2Sec, 10Sec
Remote ControlOptional
Flash
Built-in FlashYes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Fill-in, Flash On, Off, Red-eye Reduction
Memory
Built-in Memory42.7MB
Memory Card TypeSD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video RecordingYes, NTSC/PAL
Video Resolution720p: 1280 x 720 @ 30fps(16:9)
720p: 1280 x 720 @ 15fps(16:9)
VGA: 640 x 480 @ 30fps(4:3)
VGA: 640 x 480 @ 15fps(4:3)
QVGA: 320 x 240 @ 30fps(4:3)
QVGA: 320 x 240 @ 15fps(4:3)
Audio RecordingWith Video + Voice Memo, Mono
Viewfinder/Display
Screen2.7" LCDRear Screen (230000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
ConnectivityUSB 2.0
AV Output
Software RequirementsWindows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.3.9 or later
Environmental
Operating/Storage TemperatureOperating
32-104 F (0-40 C)
Power
BatteryD-LI78Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD)3.6 x 2.1 x 0.8"/9.14 x 5.33 x 2.03cm
Weight3.9 oz/111g Camera Only

Box Contents


  • USB Cable I-USB116
  • AV Cable I-AVC116
  • D-LI78 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • USB Power Adapter Kit D-PA116
  • Strap O-ST116
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW116

Pentax 15906 Reviews & Ratings



No Reviews Found

Shipping Methods & Details


  • Please enter your shipping ZIP Code to get available shipping methods and cost:


When purchasing a digital camera, you must decide on the type of camera that is suitable for how you are using it, the life of the battery, how much memory is required, which type of lenses are needed, and etc. This guide will assist you in buying a digital camera and the necessary accessories.

Types of Cameras:

There are many different types of cameras.  Depending on how often and for what purpose you are using the camera, there is a camera out there for all users.

Starter Cameras:
For users who are looking to start digital photography, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is the type of camera for you. A decent point-and-shoot camera should be suitable for 4”x6” photo prints.

Amateur Cameras:
For users that are knowledgeable about digital photography or want a high-quality camera to learn with, this category is best for you. These cameras offer ease of use with very high specification features, but not a large range of controls that you can get from professional cameras. Typically, you can make up to 11”x17” photo prints with these cameras.

Professional Cameras:
These cameras are intended for professionals to use. The lower-end professional cameras have a similar resolution to some high-end amateur cameras. The main difference is that, they have more elaborate setting control, better lenses, and better flash options. Most of the time, you can use lenses from your older SLR (Single Lens Reflex) film cameras. The resolution on these cameras could exceed 21 megapixels (21 million pixels). This type of camera is intended to produce very high quality prints for newspapers, magazines, and books, or for users who like to have control over how their pictures will look.

Power Conservation Tips:

Turn off the LCD:
When you are not using it, turn the LCD off. If you are low on power and want to make some more pictures, turn the LCD off and use the viewfinder instead. Doing so will increase the battery life of the camera, as LCD screens will eat up a lot of power.

Stop the Zoom:
Some cameras automatically release the lens when you turn the camera on. Unfortunately, it drains power significantly. To prevent this from happening you can change the settings to the sleep mode.

Turn off the Flash:
If you think the lighting is adequate for pictures, turn off the flash. Flashes will consume a large amount of energy, which is wasted if not in use.

Plug it in:
Some cameras have power adapter which allows you to plug in your camera to a wall socket.  This will allow you to save your battery power when you are using the camera near a power socket.

Accessories to boost your Digital Experience:

Batteries:
Batteries are an important resource to digital cameras because if there is no power left, you can miss a special moment. If your camera uses disposable alkaline batteries, you should get a set of rechargeable batteries, thus saving you a lot of money in the long run, compared to purchasing new disposable batteries each time. For cameras that use Lithium Ion, it is suggested to purchase a backup battery for instances when you will be away from home for a period longer than 2 hours.

Memory Cards:
Memory card are equivalent to film in digital cameras. Each type of camera will use a different type of card, so make sure to check which card is compatible with your camera. Secure Digital (SD) is currently the most popular because it has become relatively cheap. Capacities of up to 16GB are currently available. Remember, you can never have too much memory, so invest in a larger capacity memory card when you purchase your digital camera. Here is a chart to help you make a decision on the memory card size right for yourself.



Tripods/Monopods:
If you have problems taking sharp, clear images, it could be because your hands were shaking. In order to solve the problem, you can get a tripod or monopod. It is important to keep the cameras steady if you want perfect pictures. A tripod is also important when you want to tweak the settings and take long exposure shots.

Card Readers:
Card readers are essential for any serious digital photographer. Instead of transferring photos directly from the camera, you can use a card reader to transfer them from your memory card straight to your computer. Doing so will conserve the camera’s batteries when transferring pictures.

Cases and Bags:
While digital cameras may be pricey, they can still break if dropped, so be sure to you protect your investment with either a case or bag. Cases make it safer and easier to carry. Cases can also protect your camera from sand, dust, dirt, and water. They are available in all types of sizes and styles. You can even purchase an Underwater Housing Case, allowing you to use your digital camera in water. These cases are more expensive and are only designed for some models. The cases usually come with cameras straps to put the camera around your neck or wrist. This provides an extra layer of protection for your camera, by preventing it from falling to the ground.

Lenses and Flash:
The quality of your photos depends on the quality of your lens. Flashes can help improve the brightness of your pictures. On most cameras, the lenses are built onto the camera, so you don’t have any upgradeability of the lens. But, if you own an SLR camera, you can replace the lens with a higher quality one, with better zoom or a different focal length. Flashes assist you when you are taking photos in low light settings. Most digital cameras have an internal flash that works fine for normal use, but you might want more light for the best possible results.

Important Camera Features:

Resolution:
A photograph is measured in the number of pixels in the picture. A pixel is a tiny dot of color. In digital photography, quality of the photo is  megapixels. One-megapixel is the same as one million pixels. Nowadays, most cameras have more than 6 Megapixels, which is more than sufficient for a beginner’s camera.

Zoom:
Zoom is an important factor because it helps you get closer to the subject. There are two types of zoom available in digital cameras, digital and optical zoom. Digital zoom is a way of magnifying the picture by processing techniques. Unfortunately, digital zoom lowers the quality of the image a little. Optical zoom is where the magnification is done by using the camera’s lens. It would be ideal to use the Optical zoom over digital zoom because of the quality difference.



© 1999-2013 1Stopcamera.com