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Pentax Optio RS1500 dresses up with your own designs on the front

Bored of black rectangles? The new Pentax Optio RS1500 stamps your own personality on the little box of high-tech tricks in your pocket.

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Gadgets fans -- are you tired of boring old black rectangles? Would you like to stamp your own personality on the little box of high-tech tricks in your pocket? Then take a look at the new Pentax Optio RS1500.

The RS1500 can be customised with stickers or with your own photos, designs and drawings on the front. You can stick on a picture of your family or friends, or choose your favourite colour, or disguise the RS1500 as a different camera entirely.

The 14-meapixel snapper features a 4x optical zoom and a 3-inch screen, and shoots 720p high-definition video. It boasts face and smile detection, a blemish-banishing Natural Skin Mode, and 15 scene modes.

The RS1500 is the successor to the Pentax Optio RS1000, which also let you personalise the camera to your heart's content. The RS1500 is covered by a clip-on transparent sheet on the front -- replacing the RS1000's cover, which required you to unscrew four fiddly screws -- so you can slide in your own design to decorate the camera.

The RS1500 comes with a stencil to draw or cut out your own picture, or you can visit pentax.co.uk/chameleon to print out new designs. It comes with 10 ready-made skins and five blank pre-cut paper pictures, as well as two lens rings: one black and one orange.

Start sharpening your crayons, as the Pentax Optio RS1500 will be available in April for around £90.