• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
  • Pentax Q-S1
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Predecessor:   Pentax Q7
Q7 vs Q-S1
Successor: Panasonic GX7
GX1 vs GX7
 
General
Model Number: GX1 Q-S1
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $949.95 $499.95
Street Price: $388.00 $349.95
Date Available: 2011-12-15 2014-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 14.8 oz (420 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
7.2 oz (203 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.6 in.
(116 x 68 x 39 mm)
4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.
(105 x 58 x 34 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic  
Effective Megapixels: 16.0 12.4
Sensor Format: 4/3 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 43.32mm2 (7.60mm x 5.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.77 microns 1.90 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 4.6x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 55  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.8  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.6  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 703  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4576 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4576 x 2576 (11.8 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3232 x 1824 (5.9 MP, Other),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
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, RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit RAW (DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.1 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p/​24p)
640x480 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD, MP4 MOV (AVC H.264) with monaural sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Pentax Q
Lens: Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/POWER O.I.S. 02 Standard Zoom smc Pentax 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 ED AL [IF]
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm 23 - 69mm
Focal Length (actual): 14 - 42mm 5 - 15mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f.5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/2.8 (W) / f/4.5 (T) - f/8
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 37.0mm 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x or 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint Touch (1- area-focusing in Face detection, AF Tracking, Multi-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint) 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 Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional DMC-LVF2 EVF; 1.44M dot eq,. 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification (35mm eq.) Optional O-VF1 Optical Viewfinder (hotshoe mount)
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.36x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 160 100
ISO Settings: Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160 to 12800 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps Auto: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3 EV steps); Bulb mode up to ISO 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Architecture, Sports, Peripheral Defocus, Flower, Food, Objects, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illiminatioms, Baby 1/2, Pet, Party, Sunset 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, 10, 10 (3 images) seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 6.0 m / 19.7 ft. 4.9 m / 16.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN 7.6m (ISO 160) Lens dependent. GN of ~7m at ISO 200.
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -2 to +1 EV
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:   Eye-Fi
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG 12-bit RAW (DNG), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD, MP4 MOV (AVC H.264) with monaural sound
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional DMW-RSL1 cable remote Optional IR
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type-C), 2.5mm remote socket, combined AV/USB connector Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.56 1.50
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.53  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 12  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.1 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 5
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.26 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.082 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.48 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.072 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Wide-area AF lag = 0.260s  
Startup Time: 1.4 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.6 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.8 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots 250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary DMW-BLD10 (7.2V, 1010mAh) Proprietary D-LI68
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary DMW-BLD10 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI68 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO HD Edition 7.0, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial), USB Driver Digital Camera Utility 5
OS Compatibility:   Windows Vista/7/8/8.1, Mac OS X 10.6+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3-inch 460K Touchscreen LCD, Full HD movies, Accessory Port, Hot-shoe, Built-in Flash, Level Gauge, iA and iA Plus modes, UHS-I compatible. Available in black or silver. 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.