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Pentax Q-S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Gunmetal)

B&H # PEQS1GM MFR # 06143
Pentax Q-S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Gunmetal)

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  • 12.4MP 1/1.7" Backlit CMOS Sensor
  • Q Engine Image Processor
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot LCD Screen with AR Coating
  • Full HD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Sensor-Shift Type Shake Reduction
  • Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Full Resolution Shooting up to 5 fps
  • In-Camera RAW Processing & HDR Shooting
  • Smart Effects and Bokeh Control
  • Manual Exposure Modes and Pop-Up Flash
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Body Color: Gunmetal

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Sporting a highly compact design with gunmetal-colored aluminum alloy accents and a textured red leatherette wrap, the Pentax Q-S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera straddles both form and function with its versatile imaging capabilities and sleek appearance. Featuring a 12.4MP 1/1.7" backlit CMOS sensor and Q Engine image processor, the Q-S1 realizes up to 5 fps continuous RAW shooting as well as full HD 1080p video recording. The sensor and processor also combine to provide notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 12800 with markedly low noise levels at all sensitivity values. Also benefitting working in difficult lighting conditions, in-body sensor-shift Shake Reduction works to minimize the appearance of camera shake with any mounted lens.

Helping to further extend the functionality of the camera, a refined body design also sees the inclusion of a programmable Quick Dial, as well as dedicated mode dials for quickly accessing a variety of camera settings. For image monitoring and playback, a large 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor is available and features both a 170° viewing angle and an anti-reflection coating to support its use in a wide variety of lighting conditions. A broad array of in-camera imaging effects, including Smart Effects and Bokeh Control, are available to creatively enhance the look and feel of photos and videos, and can be viewed in real time on the LCD.

12.4MP Backlit CMOS Sensor and Q Engine Processor
The combination of a 12.4MP 1/1.7" backlit CMOS sensor and Q Engine processor enable high-resolution shooting up to 5 fps in full resolution as well as full HD 1080p video recording. These two technologies also help to realize a notable sensitivity range from ISO 100-12800 with enhanced noise reduction capabilities at all ISO values. The low-light capabilities of the sensor and processor also contribute to refined autofocus accuracy in conditions as low as EV 0.
In-Camera Shake Reduction
A sensor-shift type Shake Reduction image stabilization system, coupled with an efficient gyro sensor, helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake, regardless of the lens in use.
Body Design and Operability
Characterized by a compact form factor and retro-inspired body design, the Q-S1 is accented by an aluminum alloy Quick Dial and grip as well as a textured synthetic leather wrapped front panel. The Quick Dial can be used for efficient control and access to a variety of shooting modes, with the ability to assign four favorite functions, including Smart Effects, aspect ratio, AF/MF switching, focus assist on/off, and ND filter on/off.

The body design also incorporates a 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor, with a 3:2 aspect ratio and 170° viewing angle, which is fitted with an anti-reflection coating for greater visibility in a range of lighting conditions.
Full HD Movie Recording
The Q-S1 is capable of recording full HD 1080p video, up to 30 fps, in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. Full-time Continuous AF (AF-C) is available when shooting to maintain sharp focus on moving subjects. During recording, sound is captured by a built-in monaural microphone. Additionally, HD 720p and SD 480p formats are also supported.

Interval recording is also supported, with the ability to automatically output series of images as an HD movie. In-camera image adjustments, such as Smart Effects, can be applied as well as movie editing capabilities.
Other Camera Features
  • When shooting with lenses featuring a leaf shutter, high-speed flash sync is available up to 1/2000 sec.
  • A built-in pop-up flash features a guide number of 16.1' at ISO 100 to provide additional illumination to a scene.
  • A Custom Image function allows you to apply creative finishing touches to imagery, with the ability to choose from 11 different modes, including Bleach Bypass, for aesthetic image refinement.
  • Digital filter effects can be applied for in-camera alteration of the look and feel of imagery. Of the 17 effects available, 11 can be applied when shooting stills or movies, including Toy Camera, Invert Color, and Posterization, with the other six filters being available in in-camera image editing. Additionally, multiple filter effects can be applied at a time for even greater creative control.
  • Smart Effect modes, which are easily accessible with the Quick Dial, allow you to instantly apply a unique look to image files, which is visible when working from the rear LCD. Nine effects are available, and the Quick Dial affords the ability to assign your four favorite effects for instant access.
  • Helping to add a selective focus look to imagery, Bokeh Control can aid in highlighting specific subjects by assessing the relative distance between objects within a scene and adding a creative out-of-focus effect to the photo.
  • Auto Picture mode automatically selects an appropriate shooting mode from a range of options, including Portrait, Landscape, and Macro, to optimize exposure results based on the scene at hand.
  • Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, BlueSky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, HDR, Quick Macro, Food, Pet,Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, and Museum.
  • Interval shooting is possible, with the ability to record up to 999 images with 3 second to 24 hour intervals.
  • Manual exposure modes, including Program AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Shutter-Priority AE, and Manual, are available to offer complete creative control over exposure settings.
  • A Dust Removal II (DRII) system effectively prevents dust from affecting image quality through the use of a supersonic vibration mechanism to shake dust off the sensor surface.
  • In-camera RAW image development allows you to output your RAW files as JPEGs for instant online sharing directly from the camera, alleviating the need to process images using a computer.
  • Built-in HDR automatically composites multiple images at different exposure settings into a single frame in order to garner greater highlight and shadow details with an extended range of mid-tones.
  • Multi-exposure mode allows you to record up to nine exposures within a single frame, with auto exposure compensation available.
  • A digital level function can be used to ensure level horizons and plumb verticals.
  • Remote control receptors are available on both the front and rear of the camera to increase the efficiency of remotes during shooting.
  • CTE white balance mode emphasizes a predominant color value within an image for more accurate overall color balance.
  • The Q-S1 is compatible with optional Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards for remote image transferring.
  • Language support: Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greece, Russian, Korean, Chinese(Traditional), and Chinese (Simplified).
UPC: 027075277281
Imaging
Lens Mount Pentax Q
Camera Format Pentax Q (4.6x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 12.76 Megapixel
Effective: 12.4 Megapixel
Max Resolution 12 MP: 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Bit Depth 12-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 25 Min
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Mono
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (460,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 0  in  Bulb Mode
Remote Control O-RC1 or F (Optional)
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Bulb, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 1.0 - EV 17.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 5 fps at 12 MP for up to 5 frames
Up to 1.5 fps at 12 MP for up to 100 frames
Flash
Flash Modes Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
TTL Auto
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 16.08' (4.9 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed Mechanical Shutter: 1 / 2000 seconds
Electronic Shutter: 1 / 13 seconds
Flash Compensation -2 EV to +1 EV
Dedicated Flash System P-TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Start-up Time 1 seconds
Shutter Lag Not Specified By Manufacturer
Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps
Self Timer 12 seconds, 2 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable No
Software System Requirements Windows: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Mac: OS X 10..6 or later
Power
Battery 1x D-LI68 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 1000 mAh
AC Power Adapter K-AC115U (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3" / 104.1 x 58.4 x 33.0 mm excluding protrusions
Weight 7.16 oz / 203 g with battery and memory card
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.2 x 3.3"
Pentax Q-S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Gunmetal)
  • D-LI68 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • D-BC68P Battery Charger
  • D-CO2U AC Plug Cord
  • I-USB7 USB Interface Cable
  • O-ST131 Strap
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Q-Series Body Mount Cover
  • S-SW151 Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SanDisk - 16GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
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    Pentax - 3.2mm f/5.6 Fish Eye Lens for Q Series Cameras
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    Pentax - D-LI68B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
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    Watson - D-Li68 / NP-50 / KLIC-7004 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 800mAh)
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    Remote Control

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    Manfrotto - Compact Advanced Aluminum Tripod (Black)
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    Pentax - O-CC151 Camera Half-Case for Q-S1 Mirrorless Camera (Black)
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    Pentax - O-VF1 47mm Viewfinder
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