Pentax Unveils Q-S1 Mirrorless Camera

Pentax Q-S1

The new Pentax Q-S1 is the latest Q-series mirrorless camera. It retains the tiny compact-camera sensor and the interchangeable lens mirrorless format. As such, it holds the title as the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera in the world.

The Pentax Q-S1 features a  12.4MP CMOS sensor with sensitivity ranging up to ISO 12,800 and sensor-based image stabilization. It also captures 1080/30p video and offers in-camera RAW processing and HDR.

Pentax Q-S1 Key Features

  • 12.4MP 1/1.7″ Backlit CMOS Sensor
  • Q Engine Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 460k-Dot LCD Screen with AR Coating
  • Full HD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Sensor-Shift Type Shake Reduction
  • Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Full Resolution Shooting up to 5 fps
  • In-Camera RAW Processing & HDR Shooting
  • Smart Effects and Bokeh Control
  • Manual Exposure Modes and Pop-Up Flash

The Pentax Q-S1 will be available later this month for $499.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.



  1. Jules says

    I played around with the original Q that a friend still has, small and fun to use. The original Q is a thing of beauty.

  2. G G says

    Cute but at this level of camera interchangeable lenses is just a way of getting dust on the sensor without much value.