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Pentax K-S1

$526.99
$440.38 $87 cheaper than 24 days ago
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SLR 20.12MP 5472 X 3648 Pixels CMOS Jun 2015
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Pentax digital SLR camera (black) lens kit regular color K-S1
$440.38
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$462.17
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Pentax K-S1 SLR Lens Kit with DA L 18-55 mm and DA L 50-200 mm (Blue)
$467.55
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$472.30
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Pentax digital SLR camera (Black) 300W zoom kit regular color K-S1
$529.98
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$549.95
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$578.83
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$649.99
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$299.99
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$394.58
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$421.49
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$478.29
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Used - Pentax K-S1 SLR Lens Kit with DA L 18-55 mm Lens (White)
$498.00
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$498.00
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$536.97
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$558.00
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Pentax K-S1 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-S1 number 168 in best selling cameras and number 308 across all digital cameras.
93
Reviews
157 Reviews + 3 Awards
75
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Pentax digital camera has some great features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Li-Ion battery d-li90(e)
Battery charger kit k-bc109(a)
AC plug cord d-c02j
Strap o-st132
Hotshoe cover FK
Eyecup FR
Body mount cover
Software CD-ROM s-sw151
Lens front ring o-fr52 (black)
Lens front ring o-fr52 (white)

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How Big is the Pentax K-S1?

The Pentax K-S1 is 120mm wide and 92.5mm tall. It is 69.5mm deep and weighs 498g.

Pentax K-S1 front dimensions
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Pentax K-S1 In-Depth Analysis

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We found a cheaper price for the Pentax K-S1 of £338.69 ($338.69) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $101.69.

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Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-S1 has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The Pentax K-S1's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is in the highest 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax K-S1 of 51,200 is higher than 98% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-S1 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The Pentax K-S1's weight of 498g is heavier than 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-S1 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-S1's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 66% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-S1 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Bigger Than Average Eye Relief

Cameras have eye reliefs of between 8mm and 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Pentax K-S1 of 22.3mm is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 91% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-S1 supports dioptic correction. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-S1 has a microphone in. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-S1 has a carrying case. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-S1 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Pentax K-S1's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax K-S1 is 5472 x 3648. That's over six times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-S1 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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480 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax K-S1 which takes 480 battery life.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-S1 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-S1 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-S1 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax K-S1 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-S1 has a shoe mounting point. 89% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-S1 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Pentax K-S1 features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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