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Pentax Q-S1
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Pentax Q-S1 Digital Camera

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MILC 12.4MP CMOS Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
- 1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor.- Top sensitivity of ISO 12800.- In-body SR (Shake Reduction).- Full HD Video and continuous AF.- Wide range of lenses and accessories. Exceptional... More
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19 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This Pentax digital camera received an expert rating of 77 out of 100 from log.com.tr.

Excellent Brand

Pentax has excellent average reviews for its MILC cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

Nice Design

One Pentax Q-S1 reviewer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was a good design. Dan said “I was impressed with the design and handling of it”.

Robust

One Pentax Q-S1 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Dan he mentioned in his review “It felt solid and the buttons were easy to push”.

Easy to Use

One Pentax Q-S1 reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use. Two years ago Dan said on Amazon “The round grip although I won't say it's horrible, just gets uncomfortable to use after a while” but he only gave the Pentax Q-S1 a rating of 60 out of 100.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax Q-S1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the NX1[pl_2538558_price], or the NX500[pl_2747846_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5[plb_2547546_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Q-S1, the Pentax Q-S1 supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70[plb_2967674_price], and the Sony Alpha A7S II[plb_3055049_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The lightest digital camera of this type and age is 70g , the heaviest is 590g, and the average weight is 320g. The Pentax Q-S1 is one of the lighter cameras of this type and age (only 183 grams) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung NX Mini NXF1[plb_2266348_price] (158g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 S1 + 11-27.5mm[plb_1857662_price], or the Samsung NX3000[plb_2325036_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Pentax Q-S1 is more than most MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Pentax digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Q-S1.

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Has Two Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the Pentax Q-S1 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found image editing is Rotating, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Crop and Resizing are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Pentax Q-S1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Q-S1. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Pentax Q-S1 is more than most MILC cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found photo effects is Vivid, but this photo effects is not found on this digital camera. The photo effectss Black&White are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. 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.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax Q-S1 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras that were launched around the same time as the Q-S1. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax Q-S1 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Q-S1. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVC|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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TFT Display

The Pentax Q-S1 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all cameras that were released around the same time as the Q-S1.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax Q-S1 does not support wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Q-S1.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Sony Alpha A7S II[plb_3055049_price], the Samsung NX1[plb_2538558_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5[plb_2547546_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Q-S1, the Pentax Q-S1 does not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at including the NX1[pl_2538558_price], or the NX500[pl_2747846_price] both from Samsung or the Sony Alpha A5000[plb_2665971_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax Q-S1 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Q-S1 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Q-S1, the Pentax Q-S1 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Q-S1, the Pentax Q-S1 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Q-S1, the Pentax Q-S1 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Samsung NX Mini NXF1[plb_2266348_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.4 megapixels, the Pentax Q-S1 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Q-S1. MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Q-S1 have megapixels of between 10MP and 43MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

If this MILC digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lumix DMC-GM5[pl_2547546_price] (16MP), the Lumix DMC-GF7[pl_2775892_price] (16MP), or the Lumix DMC-G7[pl_2913114_price] (16MP) all from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Pentax Q-S1 is more than most MILC cameras that were released more than a year ago. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Q-S1. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "RAW" are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Pentax Q-S1 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.76 megapixels) amongst MILC cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this age and type have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 44MP, and the average total megapixels is 20MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 4.5, the Pentax Q-S1 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst MILC cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 17, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 4.5 to 40.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Pentax Q-S1 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all cameras that came out around the same time as the Q-S1 is 1280 x 1024 pixels and the best is 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Pentax Q-S1 has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this Pentax camera have resolution at capture speeds of 1280x720@25fps, 1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@24fps and 640x480@25fps and 640x480@30fps.

A 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed is in fact the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best resolution at capture speeds is 3840x2160@30fps.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar type and age to the Q-S1 is 100,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 850,000 pixels. The Pentax Q-S1 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 460,000 pixels) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Q-S1 is 6,400 and the highest is 410,000. The Pentax Q-S1 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 12,800) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At only 30 frames per second, the Pentax Q-S1 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The motion JPEG frame rates of similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago range from 24fps to 60fps.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Pentax Q-S1

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this MILC digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pentax Q-S1 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than a year ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the 1 S1 + 11-27.5mm[pl_1857662_price], the 1 J5[pl_2830177_price], and the 1 J1[pl_3182516_price] all from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the X-A2[pl_2814041_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the X-Pro1[pl_3085451_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon 1 S1 + 11-27.5mm[plb_1857662_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

(2)
27 December 2015

Dünyan?n en küçük de?i?tirilebilir lensli makinelerden biri olan Pentax Q-S1 , günlük kullan?ma uygun ultra hafif ve ??k tasar?m? ile göz dolduruyor. Moday? takip eden foto?raf tutkunlar?na... Read more…

Very small
In-body stabilization system
Intriguing lens system
Sharp rear LCD
In-camera art filters
Lacks Wi-Fi
Lags behind other mirrorless systems in image quality
Raw uncorrected for distortion
Small sensor
No touchscreen
13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Most compact mirrorless system on the market
Good image quality for its size
Accurate colors and white balance
Low noise through ISO 800
Ability to adapt DSLR lenses
Small lens selection with high prices
Not available in a kit with the 01 prime lens (outside of Japan)
Requires 2 hands to operate
Kit zoom lens suffers from distortion, flare, and fringing
Images still not detailed enough for cropping

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Tom
Tom would recommend the Pentax Q-S1 (Verified Purchase)

I have determined that the Pentax Q-S1 (and this applies to all the Q series cameras) is a very fun camera to use, and it has really inspired me to "play" with photography in a way I haven't done... Read more…

Build quality
Lots of Features
Responsive Auto Focus
Small Compact
Limited lens selection

A great camera for fun, and more serious photography.

Reviewed 3 December 2014 by Dan

EDIT:

Looks like I have a defective camera. For some reason when in Auto ISO mode the camera would refuse to drop the ISO when using the flash, which causes all my indoor images to have... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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