Pentax S1 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Optio S1 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: S1 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $199.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 4.4 oz (125 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.6 x 2.1 x 0.8 in.
(92 x 54 x 21 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 3216 (13.8 MP, 4:3),
3216 x 3216 (10.3 MP, 1:1),
4224 x 2376 (10.0 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second:  
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30/15, 30/15, 30/15
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 14.48
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 14.00 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 7x; Intelligent Zoom up to 33.5x at VGA 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
Aperture Range: f/3.9 (wide) / f/5.7 (tele) - ??? 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto: TBD, Manual: TBD
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent , Manual 
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1600
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Auto Picture (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight), Blue Sky, Landscape, Flower, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Portrait, Natural Skin Tone, Food, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Sport, Surf & Snow, Fireworks, Frame Composite, Party, Candlelight, Text, Miniature, HDR 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: 12 ft (wide, auto ISO), 8.2 ft (tele, auto ISO) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection:  
Included Software: Pentax Software CDROM 
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI78 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI78 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift Shake Reduction (SR), 720p HD movies, Auto Picture mode detects 14 scene types, Face Detection, Smile Capture, Blink Detection, High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, 9 digital filters, optional IR remote, in-body recharge system. Available in chrome, black or green finishes. 

 


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