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Pentax K-S1

$526.99
$391.29 $135.70 cheaper than 45 days ago
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money 20.12 megapixel digital camera
SLR 20.12MP CMOS Blue Apr 2015
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Pentax K-S1 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Pentax K-S1 number 473 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 59?

It has not bad expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this 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 cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, product quality and it is robust.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Only one aspherical lens

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the K-S1 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras, but good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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Pentax K-S1 Video Reviews


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

Pentax K-S1 size in context

Pentax K-S1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Websites Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ and PhotographyBlog.com both recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Pentax digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by website Ephotozine who said that this camera was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 15 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Pentax camera is 77 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera as terrific on average. 45 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this Pentax camera in the top 20% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average owner review score.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

10 customers concluded that it was able to produce good images.

Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 2,538 expert and owner reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Pentax has excellent reviews specifically within its cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

10 customers said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

Four people who purchased it said that it was well made.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two customers said in their reviews that it was well designed and two people who reviewed the Pentax K-S1 considered that it was neat.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Two customers who purchased the Pentax K-S1 considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers said in their reviews that the Pentax K-S1 was lightweight.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Four owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus and three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who purchased it thought it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.


Value For Money

Average Priced

After checking the price of 417 digital cameras they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by $136 (26%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax K-S1 and the United States price of $391.29 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £399.00 ($399.00).

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

The Pentax K-S1 has a fairly high megapixel (20.12 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The average megapixel of digital cameras is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-S1 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Heavy

With a weight of 498 grams, the Pentax K-S1 is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-S1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-S1 has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports 100, 200 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The Pentax K-S1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. This Pentax digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "100" and "51200" are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-S1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Pentax K-S1 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Pentax K-S1 has one of the largest maximum aperture numbers (38) amongst cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras is 11.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax K-S1 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-S1 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Pentax K-S1 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras also feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-S1 has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras also have a microphone in.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-S1 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Eye Relief

The average eye relief of digital cameras is 19mm. With an eye relief of 22.3 millimeters, the Pentax K-S1 has one of the bigger eye reliefs amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-S1 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other digital cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-S1 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-S1 supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other cameras.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-S1 has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. In addition, this Pentax camera have a still image resolution(s) of 3072 x 2048 and 1920 x 1280. Across all cameras the still image resolution ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Quite Short Camera Shutter Speed

With a camera shutter speed of only 0.000167 seconds, the Pentax K-S1 has a very short camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras. The camera shutter speeds of cameras range from 0.00008s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.98s.

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480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Pentax K-S1 which takes 480 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-S1 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-S1 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K-S1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Pentax camera. This Pentax digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-S1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-S1 has a carrying case, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-S1 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras also have a self-timer.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The Pentax K-S1 is a one aspherical lens camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-S1 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2015.


Product Identifiers

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