Pentax Q-S1 Review

 
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General
Model Number: Q-S1 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price: $396.95
Date Available: 2014-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 7.2 oz (203 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.
(105 x 58 x 34 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 12.8
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 
Sensor Format: 1/1.7" 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.59"
Focal Length Multiplier: 4.6
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
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 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30p/25p/24p, 30p/25p/24p, 30p/25p/24p
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with monaural sound 
Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax Q-mount 
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 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type: Optional O-VF1 Optical Viewfinder (hotshoe mount) 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
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 AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: 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: Yes 
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync  
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 4.9 m / 16.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent. GN of ~7m at ISO 200. 
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 
Flash Exp Compensation: -2 to +1 EV
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional IR 
Other Connection: Micro (Type D) HDMI 
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: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 250
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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