Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera, 14.1 Megapixel, Shake Reduction Image Stabilization, 720p HV Video Capture - Black Finish

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About Pentax S1

Pentax S1 Features

  • Elegant design with an ultra-compact footprint
  • High resolution 14 megapixel sensor ensures exceptional detail
  • Wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm) offers great framing flexibility.
  • Ample 2.7 inch LCD for easy capture and playback of images and video.
  • Sensor-shift PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) system helps keep images tack sharp.
  • Capture widescreen 720p HV video when a still image just isn't enough.
  • Take pictures remotely using an optional PENTAX infrared remote control.
  • PENTAX's powerful Auto Picture mode tailors the shooting mode to best suit the subject.
  • Shoot perfect portraits with fast Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection.
  • Choose from many automatic scene modes.
  • Capture high dynamic range (HDR) images in-camera.

Pentax S1 Specifications

Effective: 14 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 14.48 Megapixel
1/2.33" interline transfer CCD w/primary color filter
File Formats
Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI
Recorded resolutions
Still: 14M (4288x3216), 10M (16:9, 4224x2376), 7M (3072x2304), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), VGA (640x480)
Movie: HD (1280x720p30/15), VGA (640x480p30/15), QVGA (320x240p30/15)
Quality Levels
Lens Construction
PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements, 8 groups (4 aspheric elements)
Lens Focal Length (equiv.)
5-25mm (28-140mm)
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Combined Zoom
Intelligent Zoom
Approx 7X at 7M to 33.5X at VGA
LCD / Viewfinder
LCD screen: 2.7" TFT color LCD w anti-reflective coating
LCD resolution: 230,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes
Viewfinder: n/a
Focus System
Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus
Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Manual focus: Yes
Macro focus: Yes (Super Macro focus also available)
Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
Focus Range
Normal: 1.31' to infinity (wide), 3.3' to infinity (tele)
Macro: 0.33-1.64' (wide), 0.98-1.64' (tele)
Super Macro: Approx 0.16 (1 cm) to 0.98' (at fixed zoom, set automatically)
Type: Built-in series-control auto flash
Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Effective range: 12' (wide, auto ISO), 8.2' (tele, auto ISO)
Storage Media
Internal memory: TBD
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a
Power Supply
Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI78
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.6 x 2.1 x 0.8"
Without battery or removable memory: 3.9 oz
Loaded and ready: 4.5 oz
Construction material(s): Aluminum
Operating temperature: 32-104°F
Weather Resistant: : n/a
Shock Resistant: n/a
Startup: TBD
Release lag: TBD
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
Image Stabilization
Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Pixel Track SR, Digital SR
Movie: Movie SR
Metering System
Type: TTL
Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: yes
Spot: yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent Manual mode(s): Yes
Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w/CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)
Capture Modes
Mode selection: Auto Picture (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight), Program, Blue Sky, Landscape, Flower, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Portrait, Natural Skin Tone, Food, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Sport, Surf & Snow, Fireworks, Frame Composite, Party, Candlelight, Text, Miniature, HDR, Movie, Party, Candlelight, Text,
More Capture Modes
Green simplified mode available: Yes
Face detection available: Yes, up to 10 faces, Smile Capture
P/A/S/M/B: P
Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
Digital filters (capture): n/a
Dynamic Range Adjustment: : highlight and shadow correction
Drive Modes
Mode selection: One Shot, Self Timer, Continuous, Burst, Remote Control
Continuous FPS: TBD
Self-timer: Yes (10 sec, 2 sec)
Remote control: Infrared (optional)
Playback Modes
Mode selection: TBD
Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Miniature Filter, HDR Filter, Digital Filter, Frame Composite, Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen
Digital Filters
(playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Emphasis, Soft, Brightness
Movie Edit
Save As Still Image, Movie Divide
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Pentax S1 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers


Great Value


from Tampa  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

This is a great camera for the money, solid build, easy to use and good images. I find the menus are great as they tell you what the modes do, so you don't have to look in the book. if you want tons of control well you shouldn't be buying a point and shoot, but if you want a solid camera to take with you on those everyday events this should make you happy, no complaints after 400+ shots.


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Shopper  Does the video work good on this model? Is it pretty clear and in HD? I,m looking for sometimes record up tp about 5 min. Thank You! John
CODY M  To be honest with you I haven't used the video to that capacity and have been instead using the cameras for "Self-Portrait" type shots. The video obviously works great, but the thing I like best about Pentax's camera is its ability to crop pictures and take close up shots that can be magnified. -cody
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