Ricoh Announces Pentax Q-S1 Compact Camera

Ricoh has announced the Pentax Q-S1 camera with a Q lens mount. The Pentax Q-S1 is a new compact system camera with a 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor.

Pentax Q-S1 specs list include a maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 12,800, a dust removal system, Full HD movie recording, compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards and a range of creative tools to create uniquely personalised images and add filter effects with just a turn of a dial.

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.

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Ricoh Announces Pentax Q-S1 Compact Camera

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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

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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