Pentax K-S1 Mid-Level DSLR Announced

Pentax K-S1

The Pentax K-S1 is a new mid-range DLSR built around several of the solid technologies inside the Pentax K-3. In a world seemingly dominated by the resurgence of the retro design, Pentax has gone the opposite way with a modern design and a user interface that is designed with the mobile generation in mind.

The K-S1 features a 20MP APS-C sensor with a sensitivity range up to ISO 51,200. Additionally, the camera sports sensor-based shake reduction and 5.4 frames per second.

Pentax K-S1 Back

Pentax K-S1 Key Specs

  • 20MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Prime M II Image Processor
  • SAFOX IXi+ Auto Focusing System
  • Continuous Shooting up to 5.4 fps
  • Sensitivity to ISO 51200
  • In-Camera Shake Reduction
  • 3.0″ 921K-Dot LCD Monitor
  • 1080p Video Capture at 30p/25p/24p
  • 720p Video Capture at 60p/50p

Pentax K-S1 Top

The K-S1 will ship in a variety of color options, including: black, blue and white, as well colors in a Fabric Collection and a Night Sky Collection.

Pentax K-S1 Group

The Pentax K-S1 will be available in September for $799.95 as a kit with an 18-55mm lens. It will also be available as just a camera body for $749.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.



  1. Normand says

    Hi !
    Why Pentax do not offert tilt monitor ?I have glasses and is,not practical to see in the
    viewfinder .I wait one model with this option to buy my new camera .