- 20.12 megapixels and CMOS with primary color filter
- 3.0” TFT color LCD with brightness / saturation / color adjustment
- 5.4 fps continuous shooting
- Optical viewfinder with a glass pentaprism
- ISO 100 / at normal temperature
- TTL autofocus and auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in tractable P-TTL flash
- LED lights
- AA Filter Simulator
- In-body shake reduction mechanism
- Bundle includes Pentax Lens 18-55mm WR DA L
- 12 Months Genuine Warranty with Pentax Australia
See your photography in a new form with the PENTAX K-S1. It is aTTL autofocus and auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash. Whether you’re new to photography or a skilled professional, the K-S1 will give you the capability to take your imaging to the next level. The K-S1 integrates new elements that improve digital innovations, such as 20.12 megapixels and CMOS with primary color filter, 3.0” TFT color LCD with brightness / saturation / color adjustment, compact, modern design and a creative system with 5.4 fps continuous shooting. The LED lights add brilliance to its exterior, while enhancing functionality. At normal temperature, the sensitivity is atISO 100. It also delivers other exceptional features, matching those of high-end models, including: the PENTAX-developed anti-aliasing filter simulator which was first incorporated on the PENTAX K-3, anoptical viewfinder with a glass pentaprism to provide nearly 100% field of view, and an in-body shake reduction mechanism. PENTAX K-S1 comes bundled with 18-55mm Lens.
Product Features in Detail
Illuminated Interface for intuitive camera operation
The PENTAX K-S1’s power switch, mode dial, OK button and grip all feature LED illumination; each of which indicates the current status of camera operation. The LEDs for the power switch, for instance, stay green during still-image shooting, but change color to red during movie recording. When the Face Detection function is activated, the number of LEDs illuminated on the grip corresponds with the number of faces that have been detected. The grip LEDs also act as a countdown timer during self timer operation. This LED body illumination gives a decorative illumination to the choice of distinctive body colors; furthering the look of the camera as a sophisticated digital device.
Compact, lightweight body with distinctive design
The K-S1 camera body’s main chassis, including the grip, is designed to be compact in size and sophisticated in appearance, while the pentaprism employs a solid, time-proven design that easily matches high-grade SLR cameras. By harmonizing these dissimilar elements, the K-S1 delivers a body design that is totally original and remarkably fashionable.
High-resolution images produced by the 20.12 megapixel CMOS sensor with a super-high sensitivity of ISO 51200
The K-S1 is equipped with a newly developed CMOS image sensor with approximately 20.12 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution images. It is also designed without an optical AA (anti-aliasing) filter to optimize the imaging power of the sensor. By coupling this image sensor with the high-performance PRIME MII imaging engine, the K-S1 delivers true-to-life, detailed images by effectively minimizing noise at all sensitivity levels, even during super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200.
In-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism, and AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator for effective moiré reduction
1.) In-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism The K-S1 features the PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism to effectively minimize camera shake and assure sharp, blur-free images, even in camera-shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting low-light scenes with incident light only, or photographing sunset scenes. 2.) Innovative AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator* By applying microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the sub-pixel level during image exposure, the K-S1’s AA filter simulator provides the same level of moiré-reduction effect as an optical AA filter. Unlike an optical AA filter, which always creates the same result, this innovative simulator lets the user not only switch the AA filter effect on and off, but also adjust the level of the effect 3.) ASTRO TRACER support The K-S1’s SR unit has a flexible design that shifts the image senor horizontally (left/right), vertically (up/down), and rotationally. Taking advantage of this flexibility, the K-S1 provides a host of handy shooting functions, including ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies advanced astronomical photography in combination with the optional GPS unit, O-GPS1. This function is most effective with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower. This function is not available during HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting.
Optical viewfinder with 100-percent field of view
The K-S1 is equipped with a glass pentaprism finder featuring the same optics and coatings as those used in higher-level models. It assures the highest level of viewfinder brightness in its class, with a magnification of approximately 0.95 times to provide a broad image field for easy focusing and framing.
High-speed shutter to capture fast-moving subjects in crisp focus
The K-S1 provides a top shutter speed of 1/6000 second to capture the decisive moment. Coupled with its high-speed continuous shooting function (with a top speed of 5.4 images per second), it lets the photographer freeze once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities.
A selection of image-processing tools for creative, personalized expressions
By setting the Mode dial to the EFFECT position, the user can apply the desired visual effect to an image while previewing the outcome on the LCD monitor. It provides a choice of 10 distinctive effects, including three new options: “Fresh” with a crystal-clean finishing touch; “Fade Color” for an elegant finish with subdued colors; and “Infrared” for a black-and-white finish like that of an infrared photo. The K-S1 also provides 21 digital filters (nine of them applicable during shooting), including a new “Color Replacement” filter.
Connected device functions**
The optional FLUCARD FOR PENTAX 16GB memory card can release the K-S1’s shutter, provide a live-view image, and browse and download the images recorded on the card using a smartphone or other wireless and web browser enabled device. ** These functions support smartphones operating iOS6 or later and Android 4.2 or later.
Full HD movie recording with stereo audio
The K-S1 captures beautiful Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels; 30/25/24 frame rate) in the H.264 recording format, which assures flawless, high-quality movies even with fast-moving subjects. It is also equipped with a built-in stereo microphone for recording natural sound during Full HD movie recording.
High-precision AF with SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module
The K-S1 features the SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors, including nine cross-type sensors. It also provides a spot beam to assist AF operation in poorly lit locations. Its select-area expansion function ensures that the sensor module keeps tracking a moving subject, even when the subject moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing the distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. The AF hold function maintains the in-focus position, even when the AF system loses track of the subject after once capturing it in focus. These functions combine to improve the camera's accuracy in the detection of moving subjects when its focus mode is set to AUTO, and upgrade its auto-tracking performance of these subjects when using a telephoto lens.
Dependable lens aberration compensation system
In addition to the effective compensation for distortion, chromatic aberration and peripheral brightness, the K-S1 also provides compensation function for diffraction, which deteriorates image resolution when a small aperture is used.
3.0-inch, high-resolution LCD monitor, and newly designed, easy-to-use interface
The K-S1 features a high-resolution, wide-view LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots. It also provides a status screen employing the newly-designed GUI (Graphical User Interface), which allows the user to confirm functions and settings assigned to the four-way controller and the OK button at a glance. The RICOH RT font has been used for on-screen menus to improve readability.
Compatible with Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards 77-segment, multi-pattern metering system for high-precision light measurement DR (Dust Removal) mechanism for effective elimination of dust on the image sensor using ultrasonic vibration Digital Camera Utility 5 software (latest version) included
Included in the Box
Pentax K-S1 Digital SLR Camera
Strap O-ST132, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109
Software (CD-ROM) S-SW151
Hot shoe cover FK
Battery Charger D-BC109
(Mounted on the camera) Eye-cup FR
Body Mount Cover
12 months warranty with CR Kennedy Australia
This Pentax K-S1 Digital SLR Camera+18-55mm Lens comes with 12 months warranty with CR Kennedy Australia
Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash Sensor Type: CMOS w primary color filter Size: 23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C) Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits / channel RAW Effective pixels: 20.12MP / Total pixels: 20.42 MP Dust Removal: SP coating and CMOS sensor operation Pixel mapping: Yes Lens Type / construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount Usable lenses: KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA mount lens (K mount, 35mm screw-mount, 645/67 medium format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions) SDM function: Yes Power zoom function: n/a Focus System TTL: phase-matching autofocus, SAFOX IX i+, 11 point (9 cross type focus points in the center) Sensitivity range: EV-1 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature) Focus modes: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C), Auto select AF (AF.A) Focus point adjustment: Auto: 5 points, Auto: 11 points, Select, Expanded Area Select, Spot AF assist: Yes. Dedicated LED AF assist light Focus peaking: Yes Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism Coverage (field of view): approx. 100% Magnification: 0.95X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity) Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable) Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to +1.5m Eye Relief: approx. 20.5mm (from viewfinder window), Approx 22.3mm (from the center of lens) Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital LCD Monitor Type: 3.0” TFT color LCD w brightness / saturation / color adjustment Resolution: 921,000 dots Wide angle viewable: Yes Flash Type: Retractable P-TTL pop-up flash Guide number: 10 (ISO 100/m) Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalent Flash modes: Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction (Auto Picture, Scene) Flash On, Flash On+ Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128) Flash exposure compensation: -2 to +1 EV (1/3 steps) External Flash Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec Storage Media Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-1 compliant), Eye-Fi Card, FLU Card Internal memory: n/a Interfaces Ports: USB2.0 (micro B, high-speed compatible), HDMI output terminal (Type D) USB Connection: MSC / PTP Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone. Adjustable recording sound level. Power Supply Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included) Recordable images: approx. 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), Playback time: approx. 270 min, Movie recording time: 25 min max time per clip AC adapter available: Yes. K-AC128 (optional - sold separately) Physical Specs Body dimensions (W x H x D): 4.75” x 3.65” x 2.75” Body weight Without battery or removable memory: 17.6 oz Loaded and ready: 19.7 oz Primary construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate over metal chassis Operating temperature: 32-104°F (0 to 40°C) Language Support English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese Image Stabilization Type: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops avg CIPA, 4 stops max) Metering System TTL open aperture, 77 segmented metering Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4) Metering patterns (multi, center, spot): Multi 77, Center, Spot Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps) Exposure lock: Yes Exposure bracketing: Yes. 3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps ISO Sensitivity Auto: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), auto range selectable White Balance Type: Image sensor detection w light wavelength sensor detection AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual WB, Color Temperature Configuration, Copying the white balance setting of a captured image WB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis Shutter Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter Shutter speed: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb. Capture Modes Mode selection: Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Manual (M), Bulb (B), EFFECT, Scene (SCN), Auto Picture (AUTO), Movie Auto Picture mode: (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest), Scene Mode: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR*, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum *JPEG only EFFECT Mode: Faded Color, Clear Tone, Brilliant Color, Unicolor Bold, Vintage Color, Cross Processing, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion, Bold Monochrome, Infrared Filter, Vibrant Color Enhance Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing Green simplified mode available: yes Face detection available: Yes Date stamp: n/a Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome Dynamic range adjustment: Highlight, shadow File/Folder customization: Folder name (standard, date), create new folder, embed copyright Drive Modes Still Image: Single frame, Continuous (H, L), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (0 Sec., 3 sec.), Exposure Bracketing Movie: Remote Control Continuous FPS - Continuous Hi: approx. 5.4 FPS (20 JPG, 5 RAW) - Continuous Lo: approx. 3.0 FPS (100 JPG, 8 RAW) HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps), Automatic composition correction function Playback Modes Mode selection: Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16x, Quick magnification available), Rotating, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Bright area warning, Detailed info., Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show, GPS information (Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time (UTC) Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Color Moire’ Correction, Resize, Cropping, Protect, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, Save Cross Processing, RAW Development, Movie Edit, Eye Fi image transfer Digital filters (playback): Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Monochrome File Formats RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.30), DCF2.0 compliant Custom Functions Functions available: 26 Computer Requirements WINDOWS: Windows 8.1 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit) MacIntosh: Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.8 / 10.7 / 10.6
18-55mm Lens Specification
Lens PENTAX KAF2 Angle Of View 76-29 degrees Number Of Diaphragm Blades 6 Minimum Focusing Distance 9.84 inches(0.25m) Maximum Magnification 0.34X Weight 7.8 oz. (220g) Objective Cap O-LC52 Lens Aperture Ring N/A Diaphragm Control Fully Automatic Notes Quick-shift focus, Filter window, SP (Super Protect) coating Lens Construction 11 elements in 8 groups Aperture F3.5-5.6 Minimum Aperture F22-38 Filter Diameter 52mm Dimensions 2.7 x 2.7" (68.0 x 67.5mm) Case S80-120 Hood PH-RBA 52mm Tripod Adapter No Focal Length 18-55mm (equiv. 27.5-82.5mm)
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