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Pentax QS-1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 5-15mm Standard Zoom Lens & 15-45mm F2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens, Shake Reduction, 3-inch LCD Monitor, 5 FPS, Full 1080p h.264 HD video - Black / Carmine Red

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About the Pentax QS-1

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 style-minded individuals 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 and a fashionable design with precision details. The PENTAX Q-S1 is an ideal everyday camera for photographers of all levels, complete with an entire system of lenses designed for on-the-go fun.

The PENTAX Q-S1 is the latest addition to the popular PENTAX Q series of compact-sized, interchangeable-lens digital cameras, which are fashionable and user-friendly. The Q-S1 comes 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.

Main Features
1. Classic, high-grade design

The Q-S1 sports a classic design, with meticulous attention paid even to the texture of the finest details, making it a perfect everyday camera to carry around under all kinds of situations. Its Quick Dial and grip are made of high-grade aluminum for an exclusive look, and are symmetrically positioned for holding comfort and visual attractiveness. For the first time in the Q series, synthetic leather has been used for the front panel, to improve the texture and appearance.

2.12.4 megapixel image sensor to deliver high-quality images
Due to its 12.4 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, the Q-S1 delivers high-quality and high-resolution images. Coupled with the state-of-the-art high-speed engine name "Q ENGINE", it also minimizes annoying noises effectively at all ISO sensitivity levels to deliver rich-gradation, fine-texture images, even in high-sensitivity shooting using a top sensitivity of ISO 12800. It also offers outstanding autofocus accuracy during low-illumination shooting, since it assures pinpoint focus on the subject even at the faintest light level of EV 0.

3. Outstanding operability
Thanks to the incorporation of the Q ENGINE with an optimized algorithm, the Q-S1 assures quick, flawless response at all phases of shooting operation, including a short start-up time of approximately one second. The Quick Dial also lets the user assign as many as four favorite functions, including Smart Effect, aspect ratio, AF/MF switching, focus assist ON/OFF and ND filter ON/OFF, for instant mode switching during shooting.

4. Dependable SR mechanism
The Q-S1's advanced SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism features a state-of-the-art gyro sensor to effectively compensate for annoying camera shake. It produces sharp, blur-free images even under shooting conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or capturing landscapes in the twilight.

5. Full HD movie recording, even during high-sensitivity shooting
The Q-S1 captures beautiful Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, at 30 frames per second, in the H.264 recording format) with minimal noise. It also provides an interval HD movie recording function to add more creativity to visual expression. The user can also take advantage of advanced image-processing tools like the Smart Effect modes* and an array of in-body movie editing tools. The Continuous AF (AF-C) mode** has been newly added to these creative options, allowing the user to capture a moving subject in sharp focus during movie recording.
* The frame rate may vary when a selected Smart Effect mode requires nonstandard image processing.
** This mode is not compatible with the UNIQUE LENS-series lenses and the 06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM lens

6. Large, high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor
The Q-S1 features a high-resolution 3.0-inch 3:2-proportion LCD monitor with approximately 460,000 dots. This monitor is treated with AR (Anti-Reflection) coating to produce sharp, bright images even under bright sunshine by effectively minimizing glare and reflection on the screen. Since its wide-view design makes it possible to view the image from 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, the user has a clear view of the on-screen image even when facing the monitor from an angle.

7. An array of image-processing tools to create personalized images
(1) Custom Image function to add distinctive finishing touches The Custom Image function adds a distinctive finishing touch to an image, faithfully expressing the photographer's creative intention or reproducing the ambience of a specific scene. The user has a choice of 11 Custom Image modes, including Bleach Bypass, which produces a dramatic, movie-like finish.
(2) Digital filter function to apply artistic visual effects The digital filter function lets the photographer apply a variety of visual effects without requiring a computer. Of 17 total options, 11 filters including Toy Camera, Invert Color and Posterization can be applied even during the shooting of still images and movie clips, while the remaining six can be applied only during image editing. The user can even apply multiple filters to a single image to produce more inventive visual effects.
(3) Smart Effect function for simple dial control of finishing touches Using the Quick Dial positioned on the camera's front panel, the user can quickly and effortlessly add a desired finishing touch to an image, while previewing the applied effect on the LCD monitor. From nine Smart Effect modes - including Antique for a nostalgic atmosphere and Fade Color for a chic, faded-color finish - the user can assign four favorite modes to the dial in advance.

8. Effortless bokeh control
The Q-S1's unique bokeh control function allows the user to make the subject stand out by automatically assessing the relative distance between the in-focus subject and obtrusive objects in the field of view. Since this function simplifies the advanced, SLR-caliber technique of intentional defocusing, even a first-time digital camera user can effortlessly capture high-quality images with beautifully defocused foregrounds and backgrounds. 9. Simple, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes
The Q-S1 features the PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from an range of options including Portrait, Landscape and Macro for a given scene or subject. Since the camera optimizes all affecting parameters, such as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness, the user can concentrate on the image composition and shutter opportunity. The Q-S1 also provides 21 Scene modes including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, allowing even an entry-level digital photographer to choose the best exposure settings for a complicated scene or subject with the simple choice of an icon on the LCD monitor. 10. Digital SLR-caliber exposure system
The Q-S1's comprehensive exposure system assures all the advantages and flexibility of a lens-interchangeable digital camera system. In addition to the all-purpose Programmed AE (P) mode, which automatically selects an optimum combination of aperture and shutter speed, it also provides the Aperture-Priority AE (Av) and Shutter-Priority AE (Tv) modes for manual setting of a desired aperture or shutter speed, as well as Metered Manual (M) mode for complete user control over exposure settings.

11. DRII mechanism for effective dust removal
The Q-S1's DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism effectively prevents annoying dust spots from spoiling captured images, even after the user changes lenses out in the open. Like the PENTAX K-3 and 645Z digital SLR cameras, it employs a highly efficient supersonic vibration mechanism, which vibrates the image sensor at high speed to shake dust off its surface.

12. Other features
**Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
** High-speed continuous shooting of up to five images per second
** HDR mode to composite three images of varying exposures into one photo with extra-wide dynamic range
** CTE white-balance control mode to emphasize the predominant color of a particular scene, such as the sunset
** Multi-exposure mode (up to nine exposures on a single image), with an auto exposure compensation function
** Remote control receptors on front and back panels
** Digital level function to check the camera's horizontal/vertical inclination
** Digital Camera Utility 5 software (latest version) included

Pentax QS-1 Includes

  • Pentax QS-1 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • 5-15mm Standard Zoom Lens
  • 15-45mm F2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Strap O-ST131
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68
  • Battery Charger D-BC68P
  • Software (CDROM) S-SW133
  • (Hot shoe cover FK, Body mountcover (both mounted on camera)
  • Software: Digital Camera Utility 5
  • Pentax 1 Year Warranty

Pentax QS-1 Features

  • 1/1.7 inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
  • Q-Mount Compatible with system of lenses
  • Customized Quick Dial
  • Smart Effects Modes & Creative User Modes
  • In-body Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism
  • High-speed continuous shooting at 5 FPS and shutter speeds from 1/2000 to 30 seconds
  • Large 3-inch LCD Monitor with advanced anti-reflection coating
  • Bokeh Control
  • ISO Sensitivity up to 12800
  • Traditional DSLR Modes
  • In-body RAW development
  • HDR Capture
  • Full 1080p h.264 HD video recording
  • HDMI Port
  • Built-In Pop-up Flash
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi card compatibility
  • Optional External Viewfinder Available

Pentax QS-1 Specifications

Camera Type Lens-interchangeable SL digital-still camera (Digital Hybrid ILC)
Sensor Type: 1/1.7" Backlit CMOS w/ primary color filter
Effective pixels: 12.4MP
Total pixels: 12.76MP
Dust Removal: Yes. DRII Ultrasonic
Recorded Resolutions Still JPEG [4:3]L:12M(4000x3000),M:7M(3072x2304),S:3M(1920x1440)
[3:2]L:10M(4000x2664),M:6M(3072x2048),S:2M(1920x1280)
[16:9]L:9M(4000x2248),M:5M(3072x1728),S:2M(1920x1080)
[1:1]L:9M(2992x2992),M:5M(2304x2304),2M(1440x1440)
Recorded Resolutions RAW [4:3]12M(4000x3000)
Quality Levels Quality Levels: RAW (12bit): DNG, JPEG: Best, Better, Good
RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
LCD Monitor Type: 3.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing, AR coating
LCD resolution: 460,000 dots
Adjustable: Brightness and Color
Field of View: approx. 100%,
Display info: Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Bright/dark area warning, Histogram
Focus System Type: Contrast detection AF
Autofocus Method: Face Detection, Tracking, AF Select (25 Points), Select, Spot
Focus Method: AF / MF Switching
Brightness Range: EV0 to 18 (ISO100)
AF Assist Light: Dedicated LED Lamp
Manual Focus Assist: OFF/x2/x4
Focus Peaking: Yes
Lens Mount Type: PENTAX bayonet Q-mount
Usable lenses: Q-mount lenses, K-mount lenses (w/ Adapter Q for K Lens)
Flash Type: Built-in retractable P-TTL flash
Guide number: approx. 4.9 (ISO100/m) / approx. 7 (ISO200/m)
Angle of view: coverage: wide angle-lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format
Flash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Sync Speed: Lens shutter: 1/2000 seconds, Electronic shutter: 1/13 seconds
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2.0 to +1.0 EV
Storage Media Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi Card
Interfaces Ports: USB 2.0 (high-speed compatible) / AV output terminal, HDMI output terminal (Type D)
Video out: NTSC, PAL
USB Connection: MSC / PTP
Image Stabilization Still:Sensor shift Shake Reduction
Metering System Type: TTL image sensor metering, segment metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering

Exposure compensation: EV1 - 17 (ISO 100, F1.9 lens), +2EV using the Electronic Shutter setting or using the built-in ND filter
ISO Sensitivity AUTO: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3 EV steps)
Bulb mode: up to ISO 1600
White Balance AutoTTL by CMOS image sensor
Preset: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual

Manual: Configured on the monitor (up to 3 settings can be saved), White balance can be copied from saved image
Fine Adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Shutter Type: Lens shutter: 1/2000 - 30 seconds (1/3EV step, 1/8000 - 30 seconds when Electronic Shutter setting is enabled), Bulb

Shooting at 1/8000 - 2 seconds with Electronic Shutter and Bulb shooting are not available when using a lens that has no lens shutter.
Capture Modes Program Program Auto Exposure, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual Exposure, Bulb, Blur Control
Capture Modes Auto Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Capture Modes Scene Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene,Night Scene HDR*, Night Snap, HDR, Quick Macro, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf&Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Face Detection Yes
Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Digital Filter (capture) Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Water Color, Posterization, Fish-eye
HDR Capture Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2
Smart Effect Brilliant Color, Unicolor Bold, Vintage Color, Cross Processing, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion, Bold Monochrome, Water Color, Vibrant Color Enhance, USER 1 to 3
Dynamic Range Adjustment Highlight and / or Shadow correction
Interval Shooting Shooting interval: Shooting interval: 3 sec. to 24 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately from the set time, Number of shots: up to 999 images
Drive Modes Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (0 sec., 3 sec., continuous), Exposure Bracketing (3 frames, remote control), Multi-exposure (0 sec., Self-time, remote control), Interval Shooting
Continuous Shooting Continuous Shooting: Approx. 5 fps, JPEG (12M / best/ Continuous Hi): up to 5 frames,
Approx. 1.5 fps, JPEG (12M / best/ Continuous Lo): up to 100 frames
Other Drive Modes Self-timer: Yes (12 sec, 2 sec)
Remote control: Yes (Instant, 3 sec. Delay, Continuous)
EV Compensation: ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
AE Lock: Can be assigned to the green/delete button from the menu.
Continuous as long as the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Face detection available Yes * JPEG Only
Electronic Level function yes. Displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal and vertical directions)
Playback View Single frame, multi-image display (4, 9, 30, 56 segments), displaymagnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Yhistogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning, detailed information, folder display, date display, slideshow.
Playback Digital Filters Base Parameter Adjustment, Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Tone Expansion, Invert Color, Extract Color, Unicolor Bold, Water Color, Posterization, Slim, Fish-eye, Retro, Soft, Sketch Filter, Miniature, Soft, Starburst
Playback RAW Development File Format (JPEG), Aspect Ratio, Color Space, Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction
Playback Edit Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio adjustment available), Index, Movie Editing (divide or deleteselected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Red-eye Edit, Saving buffer as a RAW file
Playback Delete Delete single image, delete all images, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image MOVIE
Movie File Format MOVMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.mov)
Movie Recorded Pixels FullHD (1920x1080,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), HD (1280x720,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), VGA (640x480,4:3,30fps/25fps/24fps)
Movie Sound Built-in monaural microphone
Movie Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film,Monochrome, Cross Processing
Movie Digital Filter Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Tone Expansion, Invert Color, Extract Color, Unicolor Bold, Water Color, Posterization, Slim, Fish-eye
Movie Interval Movie Recording interval: 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 5 min., 10 min., 30 min., 1 hr.
Movie Recording Time 12 sec. to 99 hr.
Movie Start Interval Setting Immediately, from the set time
File Formats Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Movie: MOVMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.mov)
Color Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Custom Functions 16
Mode Memory 10 items
Button/Dial Customization Green/Delete button: Green Button, Preview, One Push File Format, AE Lock, Enable AF
Quick Dial Smart Effect, Custom Image, Digital Filter, Aspect Ratio
World Time World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
Language English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68
Battery Time Number of recordable images: approx. 250 images (with 50% flash usage), approx. 260 images (without flash usage) Playback time: approx.160 minutes
AC Adapter K-AC115 (optional)
System Requirements For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary

Windows: Windows XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit Home/Pro), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8 / Can be run as a 32-bit application on any 64-bit Edition of Windows

Mac: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7, USB port
Environment Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic
Operating temperature: 32-104°F
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 4.13"(W) x 2..28"(H) x1.33" (D) (exc. Operating parts and protrusions)
Weight Without battery or removable memory: approx. 6.45oz (183g)
With battery and memory card: approx. 7.16oz (203g)
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