Pentax Q-S1 Preview

The Pentax Q-S1 is a compact mirrorless camera system with a 12.4-megapixel image sensor. Mated to the Q Engine image processor, this camera can shoot up to 5fps still images or 30fps 1080p HD videos in the 100-12800 ISO range and with full-time continuous AF (Auto Focus) engaged. The camera's Quick Dial offers access to all the shooting modes, camera settings, effects and filters, and access to the four different manual shooting modes (P, A, S, M).

Or, if you prefer full Automatic, the Q-S1 can do that too, along with in-camera RAW image development (turn RAW images into JPEGS), built-in High-Dynamic Range (HDR) mode for capturing ultra-saturated high-contrast still images, a multi-exposure mode to overlay multiple images, and a digital level to ensure your frames are level and/or plumb.

Pentax Q-S1 Features
  • 12.4MP Backlit CMOS image sensor
  • Q Engine image processor
  • 5 fps high speed burs shooting
  • ISO 100-12800
  • 3.0" 460k-dot LCD display
  • Full 1080p HD video recording
    • up to 30 fps
    • full-time continuous AF
    • MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
    • 720p HD video recording
  • built-in pop-up flash
  • Quick Dial
  • Sensor-shift shake reduction
  • 11 Custom Image Modes
  • 17 Effects
    • 11 applicable when shooting
    • 6 for in-camera editing
  • 9 Smart Effects Modes
  • Auto Picture Mode
  • Scene Modes
    • Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Macro
    • Moving Object
    • Night Scene Portrait
    • Sunset
    • BlueSky
    • Forest
    • Night Scene
    • Night Scene HDR
    • Night Snap
    • HDR
    • Quick Macro
    • Food
    • Pet
    • Kids
    • Surf & Snow
    • Backlight Silhouette
    • Candlelight
    • Stage Lighting
    • Museum
  • Interval shooting
    • up to 999 images
    • 3-second to 24-hour intervals
  • P, A, S, M exposure modes
  • A Dust Removal II (DRII) system
  • RAW image development
  • Built-in HDR
  • multi-exposure mode
  • digital level
  • Front & rear-facing remote control receptors
  • Eye-Fi SD Card Compatible

The Pentax Q-S1 is customizable in over 40 color combinations. It has a $499.95 MSRP.

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