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Pentax Announce Q-S1 Mirrorless Camera

Pentax has announced the Q-S1, a stylish, super compact camera available in 40 colour combinations.

Posted: 05/08/2014 - 09:02


Ricoh has announced a new addition to the Q series of cameras, the Pentax Q-S1.

The Pentax Q-S1 is a stylish and compact mirrorless camera which Pentax say is ideal for all levels of photographers and for everyday use. It features a 1/1.7 inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor with ISO up to 12800, and a built-in reliable shake reduction system.

The Q-S1 will be available from early September 2014 for £299.99 body only, £379.99 with a 5-15mm lens and £549.99 with a 5-15mm and 15-45mm lens.

From Ricoh: Looking for a beautifully designed, super-compact camera with interchangeable lenses? Then look no further – as RICOH IMAGING COMPANY UK today announces the launch of the PENTAX Q-S1 interchangeable lens digital camera! Ideal for everyday use, this camera is perfect for photographers of all levels, and is just the right size to take with you everywhere you go.

The latest addition to the popular PENTAX Q series, this fashionable little number comes in a choice of 40 colour combinations to match your individual style. It’s smaller than traditional digital SLRs, but don’t be fooled by its size… the Q-S1 comes full of shooting features, to add something extra to your photography – making it even more fun to use!

Key features:

  • A 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor to deliver high-quality images
  • High-sensitivity shooting up to ISO 12800
  • A range of creative tools to create uniquely personalised images and add filter effects with just a turn of a dial
  • Unique PENTAX built-in Reliable shake- reduction system for sharp, blur-free images
  • Dust removal system prevents dust spots spoiling images
  • Large 3.0 inch LCD monitor
  • 21 Scene modes including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette
  • Full HD movie recording, even during high-sensitivity shooting
  • 40 colour combinations, with a choice of five body colours and eight grip colours
  • Body colours: Black, Gunmetal, Pure White, Champagne Gold, Bright Silver
  • Grip colours: Charcoal Black, Cream, Carmine Red, Canary Yellow, Khaki Green, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Pale Pink

Q S1 Solo 2

Other features

  • Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to five images per second
  • HDR mode to composite three images of varying exposures into one photo with extra-wide dynamic range
  • Remote control receptors on front and back panels

For more information, take a look at the Ricoh website.

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