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Pentax Q-S1 Review
|17 Reviews + 1 Award|
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Why Has it Scored 44?
It has good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel
Pentax Q-S1 Video Reviews
How Big is the Pentax Q-S1?
The Pentax Q-S1 is 105mm wide and 58mm tall. It is 34mm deep and weighs 183g.
Pentax Q-S1 In-Depth Analysis
One Industry Award
This camera received a "Recommended" award from website Ephotozine who decided that this Pentax digital camera was very good.
Average Expert Reviews
Owner Reviews Are Average
Based on 6 owner reviews this digital camera has an average owner rating of 76%. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.
Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews
We checked 2,538 user and expert reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings. We also found that Pentax has excellent ratings 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 it is a Good Size
Three owners who reviewed the Pentax Q-S1 agreed that it was compact.
The compact system camera market is very crowded at the moment…
It made some compromises to get there, including an image sensor that was the same size you'd find in a compact camera…
It performs like a compact camera when it comes to image quality…
Users Report it is Robust
Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.
It felt solid and the buttons were easy to push…
The camera has a very solid feel to it…
Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution
The Pentax Q-S1 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).
Quite Low Megapixel
Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Pentax Q-S1 has a quite low megapixel (only 12.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras.
The Pentax Q-S1 has a pretty standard weight (183 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.
1" Image Sensor Size
This digital camera has a 1|1/1.7" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Pentax Q-S1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.
Average Display Diagonal
At 3 inches, the Pentax Q-S1 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.
Has a Self-Timer
The Pentax Q-S1 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax Q-S1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Pentax 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. The worst video resolution of all digital cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.
Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Across all the cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 83 millimeters, the Pentax Q-S1 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age.
4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution
The Pentax Q-S1 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This Pentax digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 2304 x 2304, 3072 x 1728 and 1920 x 1280 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.
Features Noise Reduction
The Pentax Q-S1 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.
Supports Full HD Video
The Pentax Q-S1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.
Very Small Maximum Aperture Number
The average maximum aperture number of cameras is 11, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. The Pentax Q-S1 has a quite small maximum aperture number (only 4.5) compared to most of the other cameras.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Pentax released the Q-S1 in July 2015.
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