Pentax Q-S1

Announced Aug 4, 2014 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Compact sensor
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By: inohuri (6 months ago)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
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I can't get the Pentax Q-S1 to work with dumb flashes that have only a center pin. Same flashes work fine with Canon. Voltage is 6V or less between center and edge on all. Is there a workaround? Not a total loss, I have slaves that will work on 2 flash but not 3 (redeye) or 4.
By: Fan Yang (7 months ago)
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Used self timer mode very few..when I try it on Q-s1 today it appears the shutter released without action of focus..:-O Any Buddy encountered the same? any comments or advises?  Thanks in advance. Fan
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The Ricoh/Pentax web site doesn't seem to have any updates for the firmware in a Pentax Q-S1. Correct? Or where should I look?
By: dtautz (Sep 7, 2016)
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Hi, All, There is a nice champagne colored Q-s1 on eBay (current bid is the $95),but it has a cracked SD door.  Worth pursuing???? Thanks, Dana
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I was toying with the idea of buying a Bridge camera like the Pano. FZ 70 primarily for portability and reach the zoom lens provides, but the Q system seems like another alternative with its small size and the ability to adapt long lenses I already have. I'm aware of the convenience of 'One lens does all' but IQ may favor the Q with higher quality lenses. Let me mention that I use several brands of cameras with their respective lenses and a collection of legacy glass, I don't need another...
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By: Lobalobo (Sep 23, 2015)
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Although I understand that the Q-S1 had some ergonomic and other mechanical upgrades to the Q7, has anyone noticed any change in the image quality? My concern, actually, is that the Q-S1 might be a step backwards, or a step away from, the nice film-like results I've seen in the original Q and the Q7. Thanks in advance.
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Having just purchased a used OVF-1 for my original Q, and liking the experience, I'm considering upgrading to a QS-1. But my main goal is to use the optical viewfinder with the 01 Prime as a walk-around camera as I don't like composing on the back of the camera. The crop factor is greater on the original Q than on the Q7 or Q-S1 and so I wonder whether anyone has any experience using the OVF on the Q7 or Q-S1. Is it usable or are the results too much wider than the image in the finder? Thanks...
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