Pentax Q-S1 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Q-S1 
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General
Model Number: Q-S1
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price: $422.28
Date Available: 2014-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 7.2 oz (203 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.
(105 x 58 x 34 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.4
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.60mm x 5.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 4.6x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1440 (2.8 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1440 x 1440 (2.1 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit RAW (DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (30p/25p/24p)
640x480 (30p/25p/24p)
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with monaural sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax Q
Lens Thread: 41mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: 02 Standard Zoom smc Pentax 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 ED AL [IF]
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 23 - 69 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/4.5 (T) - f/8
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: 41mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: AF Single (w focus lock, focus/release priority selectable), AF Continuous, AF Face Detection, Manual; Auto 25 Point, User-Selectable, Center
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional O-VF1 Optical Viewfinder (hotshoe mount)
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3 EV steps); Bulb mode up to ISO 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, HDR, Quick Macro, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf&Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum; Digital filters (capture): Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Water Color, Posterization, Fish-eye); HDR Capture: Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2; Dynamic Range Adjustment: Highlight and/or Shadow correction
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Flash Guide Number: 4.9 m / 16.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent. GN of ~7m at ISO 200.
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (DNG), RAW+JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with monaural sound
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.500
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 100
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 5.000
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 5
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI68
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI68 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 250
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Utility 5
OS Compatibility: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1, Mac OS X 10.6+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New body, faster focusing, continuous AF in movies for Performance-series lenses with the exception of the 06 Telephoto Zoom. Also adds Antique and Fade Color effects, but removes Cross Processing and Watercolor effects. Available in 40 color combinations via Pentax's Color To Order system, of which four combinations are also available at retail.

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