• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax Q
  • Nikon S1
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Pentax Q10
Q vs Q10
 
General
Model Number: Q S1
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $749.95 $499.95
Street Price: $695.00 $199.00
Date Available: 2011-09-30 2013-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
11.4 oz (323 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.
(98 x 58 x 31 mm)
4.0 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(102 x 61 x 30 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Aptina
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 10.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 3.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 5.5x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 47 56
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.2 21.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.1 11.1
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 189 397
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),
3456 x 2592 (9.0 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 2592 (6.7 MP, 1:1),
2688 x 2016 (5.4 MP, 4:3),
2688 x 1792 (4.8 MP, 3:2),
2688 x 1512 (4.1 MP, 16:9),
2016 x 2016 (4.1 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)
3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2896 x 1944 (5.6 MP, Other),
1936 x 1296 (2.5 MP, Other),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 720 (0.9 MP, 16:9),
3200 x 560 (1.8 MP, Other),
1024 x 3200 (3.3 MP, Other),
6400 x 560 (3.6 MP, Other),
1024 x 6400 (6.6 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit DNG RAW JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.3 60.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x240 (400)
320x120 (1200)
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with stereo sound MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax Q Nikon 1
Lens: 01 Standard Prime smc Pentax 8.5mm f/1.9 AL [IF] 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 47mm 30 - 74mm
Focal Length (actual): 8.5mm 11 - 27.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x 2.50x
Aperture Range: f/1.9 - f/8.0 f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) - f/16
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: 40.5mm 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 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 Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); Single-point (135 focus areas, center 73 support phase-detect), auto-area (41 focus areas), subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional O-VF1 Optical Viewfinder (hotshoe mount)  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
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  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 125 100
ISO Settings: Auto (125-6400), 125-6400, 1/3 steps Auto, 100-6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG only), Night Snap, Food, Quick Macro (JPG only), Pet, Kids, Forest, Surf & Snow, HDR (JPG only), Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum Creative Mode includes Selective Color, Miniature, Soft, Night Landscape, Backlighting and Night Portrait.
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 5, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye, Soft Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent. GN of 7m at ISO 200. Lens dependent.
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/60
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit DNG RAW 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with stereo sound MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Included Memory: 0.0 MB 0.0 MB
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: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR  
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type D, Micro) HDMI out (Type C, Mini)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.39  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.72  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 3  
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): 5.3 60.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6  
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): 0.71 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.274 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.16 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.082 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag: Multi-area AF mode = 0.735s  
Startup Time: 3.7 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.1 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI68 Proprietary EN-EL20
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI68 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW115 (includes SilkyPix) ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.3+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's smallest, lightest Interchangeable Lens Camera. Sensor-shift IS, dust reduction, full HD movies, HDR mode. Available in black or white. Available in White, Black, Red, Pink or Khaki.