Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1
Ricoh has announced the Pentax Q-S1, its latest compact interchangeable lens camera with a Q lens mount. It offers some cosmetic updates, but the internals like a 12MP 1/1.7-inch BSI CMOS have remained largely unchanged from the previous Q7 model. The Q-S1 will be sold in 40 different color combinations when it becomes available in September for a price of $499.95/£379.99 with kit zoom.
PENTAX Q-S1 Digital Camera
Providing endless artistic expression in a fashionable compact design complete, with interchangeable lenses
Denver, Colorado August 4, 2014 RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is proud to introduce the new PENTAX Q-S1, one of the world’s smallest and lightest digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. With a new refined look, Smart Affect mode for creative photo enhancing, and color variations from today’s hottest fashion trends, the Q-S1 is an ideal everyday camera for the style-minded looking for the portability of a compact and added benefits of interchangeable lenses.
'Along with its stylish, petite body, this new model offers impressive specifications. The PENTAX Q-S1 is an ideal everyday camera for photographers of all levels, complete with an entire system of 8 lenses designed for on-the-go fun' said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President of RICOH IMAGING Americas, Corp.
The PENTAX Q-S1 is the latest addition to the popular PENTAX Q series of compact-sized, interchangeable-lens digital cameras. The camera is equipped with a wide range of features to make photography more enjoyable, including a 12.4 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor to deliver high-quality images, high-sensitivity shooting to a top sensitivity of ISO 12800, and a reliable shake-reduction system using a state-of-the-art gyro sensor. It also provides a variety of creative tools, such as bokeh control and Smart Effect to add the desired filters with just a simple turn of a dial. The PENTAX Q-S1 creates more personalized, creative images easily and beautifully.
In addition, RICOH IMAGING is pleased to announce the launch of a color to order® service for the new PENTAX Q-S1 digital camera. This unprecedented service, (originally launched with the Q7 in July 2013), has been popularly accepted by many users as a new, fashionable way of expressing one’s personal taste and style.
There are 4 standard color combinations and additional 36 body and grip colors taken straight from the runway, such as champagne, khaki green, and charcoal black, and can be ordered through the color to order® service. The PENTAX-01 STANDARD PRIME lens color can also be chosen from five different options to make the entire imaging system even more desirable and eye-catching.
Pricing and Availability
The Q-S1 will be available at retailers nationwide and at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com in August 2014 for a suggested retail price of $499.95
Ordering for the custom colors will be available in August 2014
To learn more about the comprehensive lineup of Pentax products as well as other RICOH IMAGING products, please visit www.us.ricoh-imaging.com
Ricoh Pentax Q-S1 specifications
|MSRP||$499 / £379 (with 5-15mm lens)|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Other resolutions||4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 3072 x 2034, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1400, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1440|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||13 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100 - 12800|
|White balance presets||9|
|Custom white balance||Yes (3 slots)|
|JPEG quality levels||Best, better, good|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Lens mount||Pentax Q|
|Focal length multiplier||5.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Flash range||4.90 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync|
|Flash X sync speed||1/2000 sec|
|Continuous drive||5.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 12 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames )|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24p), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24p)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (Wireless)|
|Battery description||D-LI68 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||250|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||203 g (0.45 lb / 7.16 oz)|
|Dimensions||105 x 58 x 34 mm (4.13 x 2.28 x 1.34″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (3 sec - 24 hrs, 999 shot max)|
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