Pentax Q-S1 Review

Overall Score

62

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/1.7 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 105 x 58 x 34 mm, 203g.
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Pentax Q-S1 Overview


First introduced in August, 2014, Pentax Q-S1 is a 12 MP Mirrorless with a 1/1.7 (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Pentax Q-S1 comes with a 7.53 x 5.64 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 9.41 mm (0.37").

- Full Frame
- Pentax Q-S1

Sensor resolution of Pentax Q-S1 ~ 4009 x 2992 pixels.

Pentax Q-S1 has Crop Factor: 4.6

The sensor has a surface area of 42.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,994,928 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Pentax Q-S1 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Pentax Q-S1 Pentax Q-S1 2014 12MP 100 - 12800 203g 105 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q7 Pentax Q7 2013 12MP 100 - 12800 200g 102 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q10 Pentax Q10 2012 12MP 100 - 6400 200g 102 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q Pentax Q 2011 12MP 125 - 6400 180g 98 x 57 x 31mm

Proc and Cons of Pentax Q-S1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Q-S1 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
203g Light Body
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Battery Life: 250 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Type Scores

Pentax Q-S1 has an Overall Score of 62/100 and ranked #138 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #298 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax Q-S1 Scores
Imaging score
43
Features score
65
Value for money score
77
Portability score
96
Overall score
62
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Pentax Q-S1


Pentax Q-S1 weighs 203g and has external dimensions of 105 x 58 x 34mm (4.13 x 2.28 x 1.34"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Pentax Q-S1 is 120 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax Q-S1 is less by 10mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax Q-S1
203g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax Q-S1
34mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Q-S1 with the dimensions:

Pentax Q-S1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Q-S1 Dimensions Q-S1
Pentax Q7 Pentax Q7 200 g 203 g 102 x 58 x 34 mm 105 x 58 x 34 mm
Pentax Q10 Pentax Q10 200 g 203 g 102 x 58 x 34 mm 105 x 58 x 34 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 203 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 105 x 58 x 34 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic GM1 204 g 203 g 99 x 55 x 30 mm 105 x 58 x 34 mm
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 203 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 105 x 58 x 34 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Olympus E-PL7 357 g 203 g 115 x 67 x 38 mm 105 x 58 x 34 mm
Leica M9 Leica M9 585 g 203 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 105 x 58 x 34 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 203 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 105 x 58 x 34 mm

Specifications of Pentax Q-S1


General
Brand Pentax
Model Q-S1
Announced August, 2014
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax Q
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 5.6
Number of Lenses 8
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.90
Flash Modes Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.7
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 7.53 x 5.64 mm
Sensor Area 42.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI68
Physical
Weight 203 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 58 x 34 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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