PENTAX Q-S1 Mirrorless /w 02 (5-15mm) Kit lens

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Retail S$799.00

If you want to preserve the precious moments unfolding before you in beautiful images, the super-compact PENTAX Q-S1 is the perfect choice because it’s easy to carry on every outing.  Its classic, refined design suits all occasions in your life, while lens interchangeability extends the boundary of creative expression beyond your expectations.  The PENTAX Q-S1 adds new discoveries and inspirations to your daily photography.



Super-compact body with refined, top-quality design, perfect for every outing and occasion

The PENTAX Q-S1's super-compact body is perfect for carrying around. Complemented with a smooth yet durable synthetic-leather front sheet and high-grade metallic parts, it is designed to be both classic and functional.

Excetional image quality and high performance, to enhance the fun of creative photography

The PENTAX Q-S1 delivers the two most distinctive benefits of a lens-interchangeable digital camera: exceptional image quality and outstanding operability. An array of shooting functions, including Digital Filters and Smart Effects, add creative flexibility.

Versatile lens-interchangeable system, to assure the optimum perspective and desired visual effects

The PENTAX Q-S1 optimizes the benefit of lens interchangeability, by accepting a selection of interchangeable lenses — both in the High-Performance lens series with top-grade optics and in the Unique Lens series with unique perspectives and specialized applications.


Exceptional image quality with true-to-life description

The key components needed for superior image quality are the image sensor, imaging engine and lens. By optimizing these three components, the PENTAX Q-S1 assures the beautiful image rendition demanded from lens-interchangeable digital cameras.


Featuring the exclusive Q ENGINE as its imaging engine, the PENTAX Q-S1 not only assures extra-fine image description and efficient noise processing, but also provides a host of shooting and image-editing functions. This imaging engine is also the key to responsive, high-speed camera operation.

【1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor】

The PENTAX Q-1 features a 1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with a wide dynamic range at high-sensitivity settings. With approximately 12.4 effective megapixels, it produces beautiful, high-resolution images with rich gradation and minimal noise.

【Q-mount lenses】

The PENTAX-original Q-mount lens system optimizes optical performance while minimizing the camera’s bulk. With a variety of interchangeable lenses to choose from, you can react swiftly and flexibly to all types of subjects to faithfully express your creative intentions.

For effective reduction of camera shake with all lenses
In-body SR (Shake Reduction)

The PENTAX Q-S1 features a sensor-shift-type SR system, which effectively suppresses blurring even when shooting low-light scenes or distant subjects using a telephoto lens.* This system even works with lenses other than Q-mount lenses, simply by inputting the focal length.

* The degree of compensation may vary depending on the lens used and/or shooting conditions.

To prevent blurred images in low-light shooting
Top sensitivity of ISO 12800

The PENTAX Q-S1 boasts a maximum sensitivity of ISO 12800. It assures true-to-life images with minimal noise, even during high-sensitivity shooting. In low-light shooting, it minimizes blurring caused by camera shake and subject movement, without the need to reduce the shutter speed. You can handhold the camera in a wider range of situations than ever before.

To keep the image sensor spotless and free of dust
DR II (Dust Removal II)

The DR II mechanism efficiently removes dust adhering to the CMOS image sensor using ultrasonic vibration. You can activate it manually whenever you feel the need, or select automatic operations every time the camera’s power is switched on or off.


For automatic setting of the best shooting mode, with a push of the shutter-release button
Auto Picture

The user-friendly Auto Picture mode detects a given scene or subject, and selects the most appropriate shooting mode from such options as Portrait, Landscape and Night Scene Portrait — all automatically. You can capture beautiful images without worrying about camera settings.

For quick, easy selection of a shooting mode for a specific scene or subject
Scene Mode

With a choice of 21 Scene Modes, you can easily and instantly optimize exposure settings and a finishing touch for a given scene or subject — without the need for advanced skills or an in-depth knowledge of digital photography — simply by selecting the corresponding Scene Mode icon on the menu.

To dramatize your image with a beautiful defocusing effect
Blur control

Simply by setting the mode dial to BC, the camera automatically blurs the foreground and background to produce dramatic images.*
* This function is available only in combination with the High-Performance-series lenses.


To simplify application of the desired finishing touch
Custom Image

The camera provides a choice of 11 Custom Image modes. You can even adjust such parameters as saturation, hue, sharpness and contrast to your liking.

【Custom Image modes】

  • Bright
  • Natural
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Vibrant
  • Radiant
  • Muted
  • Bleach Bypass
  • Reversal Film
  • Monochrome
  • Cross Processing

An innovative creative tool with new options
Smart Effect

The Smart Effect modes let you apply a range of distinctive finishing touches with ease. You can even assign your favorite Smart Effect modes to the Quick Dial for direct access.


【Smart Effect modes】

  • Brilliant Color
  • Unicolor Bold
  • Vintage Color
  • Antique
  • Warm Fade
  • Tone Expansion
  • Bold Monochrome
  • Fade Color
  • Vibrant Color Enhance
  • USER 1 to 3

For personalized expression, with possible multiple filter application
Digital Filter

You have a choice of 11 Digital Filters during shooting, and 17 during image processing, to create a desired visual effect. During image processing, you can even apply as many filers as you like.



To create dramatic artwork with multiple exposures

This function lets you create a composite image using multiple exposures on a single image, while reviewing the outcome on the LCD monitor after each exposure. The camera automatically optimizes the exposure level after the images are combined.

For high-resolution movies perfect for large-screen viewing
Full HD movie

The camera captures Full HD movies (1920×1080 pixels, 30fps). You can even take advantage of such creative tools as Custom Image, Digital Filter and Smart Effect during movie recording.

For true-to-life images with well-defined highlights and shadows
HDR (High Dynamic Range)

The camera consecutively captures three images at different exposure levels (proper exposure, underexposure and overexposure) and synthesizes them into a single composite image rich in gradation and free of washed-out highlights and pitch-black shadows.

To keep pinpoint focus on the subject, even during movie shooting
Continuous AF (in movie recording)

Since the camera provides the Continuous AF mode even for movie recording,* you can maintain accurate focus on the active subject, whether it’s approaching or moving away from you.
* This function is not available with the Unique-Lens-series lenses and the 06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM lens.

To record the transition of a slow-changing subject
Interval shooting and interval movie

The interval shooting function records a series of images at a fixed interval to document the movement or transition of a subject, such as the blossoming of flowers or the setting sun. With the interval movie function, you can transfer recorded images to a movie file and play them back continuously as a movie.

For easy image framing and large playback images
3.0-inch LCD monitor

The camera’s large, wide-view LCD monitor has approximately 460,000 dots and a nearly 100% field of view. It has been treated with an AR (Anti-Reflection) coating to improve visibility. The Focus Peaking and Zoom Display functions facilitate manual-focus operation.

For meticulous editing of once-in-a-lifetime moments
In-body RAW development

RAW-format images can be developed in the camera. You can even make a variety of adjustments and corrections to perfect the image, then save it as a separate JPEG-format file.

For extra-accurate alignment of an image
Electronic level

This function detects both horizontal (left-right) and vertical (up-down) tilts of the camera, allowing you to make extra-accurate image composition.


Exposure system

In addition to AUTO, the camera provides the Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv) and Manual (M) exposure modes for more creative photography.

AF system

The camera’s 49-segment AF system quickly and accurately focuses on the subject by detecting its position with as many as 25 focus areas. It also provides such convenient AF functions as Face Detection, Tracking, Select and Spot. With the Face Detection and Tracking functions, the camera starts tracking the subject the moment you press the shutter-release button halfway down.

Metering system

In addition to the 1024-segment multi-pattern metering mode that makes accurate assessment of proper exposure levels, the camera provides Center-weighted and Spot modes to meet your personal preference or specific applications.

Built-in flash

The built-in flash pops up high above the camera body to prevent the lens from casting a shadow on the subject. It also provides such useful functions as red-eye reduction, slow-speed synchronization and trailing-curtain synchronization to simplify specialized applications.

White-balance control

In addition to the AWB (Auto White Balance) mode, the camera provides a variety of white-balance modes, including CTE (Color Temperature Enhancement), which emphasizes the predominant color of the light source.

ND filter

All lenses in the High-Performance series feature a built-in ND (Neutral Density) filter to prevent overexposure when using an open aperture in bright sunshine.

Continuous shooting

The camera captures a series of images at a maximum speed of approximately five images per second, allowing you to capture the best shot of an active subject, such as a fast-moving athlete or an unpredictable child or pet.

Quick Dial and Green Button

You can save a set of often-used functions to the Quick Dial, while assigning other useful functions, such as Preview and Enable AF, to the Green Button.




〈Package Contents〉
USB Cable I-USB7, Strap O-ST131, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68, Battery Charger D-BC68P, AC plug cord,Software (CDROM) S-SW151, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover

Model Description

Type Lens-interchangeable SL digital-still camera
Lens Mount PENTAX bayonet Q-mount
Q-mount lenses

Image Capture Unit

Image Sensor Type: CMOS sensor with a primary color lter, Size: 1/1.7-inch
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.4 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 12.76 megapixels
Dust Removal Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations “DR II”
(Standard Output)
AUTO: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3 EV steps)
Bulb mode: up to ISO 1600
Image Stabilizer Sensor shift Shake Reduction

File Formats

File Formats RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels JPEG

Quality Level RAW (12bit) : DNG
JPEG: ★★★(Best), ★★(Better), ★(Good)
RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Storage Media SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Card; Eye-Fi Card
Storage Folder Date (100_1018, 100_1019...)/PENTX (100PENTX, 101PENTX...)

LCD Monitor

Type TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing, AR Coat
Size 3.0 inches
Dots Approx. 460,000 dots
Adjustment Brightness and colors adjustable
Display Field of View: approx. 100%, Electronic Level, Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Bright area warning, Histogram

White Balance

Auto TTL 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 Configuration using the display screen (up to 3 settings can be saved), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image
Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

Autofocus System

Type Contrast detection AF
Brightness Range EV0 to 18(ISO100)
Focus Method AF/MF switching
Face Detection, Tracking, Multi-point Auto, Select, Spot
AF Assist Light Dedicated LED AF assist light
MF Autozoom Off/x2/x4/x6
Focus Peaking OFF/ON


Type TTL image sensor metering, segment metering, centerweighted metering, and spot metering
EV1 - 17 (ISO 100, F1.9 lens), +2EV using the Electronic Shutter setting or using the ND filter
〈Auto Picture mode〉
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
〈Scene Mode〉
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

Program Auto Exposure, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual Exposure, Bulb, Blur Control*
* JPEG Only
EV Compensation ±3 EV (1/3 EV steps)
AE Lock Can be assigned to the green/delete button from the menu.
Continuous as long as the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Shutter 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.
Aperture From wide open to F8 *Not available when using a lens that has no lens shutter.
ND Filter Off/On *Not available when using a lens that has no lens shutter.

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
Approx. 5 fps, JPEG (12M / ★★★ / Continuous Hi): up to 5 frames,
Approx. 1.5 fps, JPEG (12M / ★★★ / Continuous Lo): up to 100 frames

Built-in Flash

Built-in Flash 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
-2.0 to +1.0 EV

Capture Functions

Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Noise Reduction High-ISO NR
Dynamic Range
Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Lens Correction Distortion Correction
Digital Filter Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Water Color, Posterization, Fish-eye
HDR Capture Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2
Multi-exposure Number of shots: 2-9, exposure adjusted automatically
Interval Shooting Shooting interval: 3 sec. to 24 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately from the set time, Number of shots: up to 999 images
Smart Effect Brilliant Color, Unicolor Bold, Vintage Color, Antique, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion, Bold Monochrome, Faded color, Vibrant Color Enhance, USER 1 to 3
Electronic Level Displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal direction and vertical direction)


File Format MPEG–4 AVC/H.264
Recorded Pixels FullHD(1920x1080,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), HD(1280x720,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), VGA(640x480,4:3,30fps/25fps/24fps)
Sound Built-in monaural microphone
Recording Time Up to 25 minutes; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Digital Filter Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Tone Expansion, Invert Color, Extract Color, Unicolor Bold, Water Color, Posterization, Slim, Fish-eye
Interval Movie Recording interval: 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 5 min., 10 min., 30 min., 1 hr., Recording time: 12 sec. to 99 hr.
Start Interval setting: immediately, from the set time
Continuous AF during movie recording ON/OFF ※06Lens of High-performance Lens Series are not supported

Playback Functions

Playback View Single frame, multi-image display (4, 9, 30, 56 segmentation), display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright area warning, detailed inf, folder display, Date display, Slideshow
Delete Delete single image, delete all images, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image
Digital Filter 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, Miniature, Soft, Starburst,
File Format (JPEG), Aspect Ratio, Color Space, Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction
Edit Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio adjustment available), Index, Movie Editing (divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Red-eye Edit, Saving buffer as a RAW file


Custom Functions 16 items
Mode Memory 10 items
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 Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greece, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)

Power Supply

Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC115 (optional)
Battery Life "Number of recordable images: approx. 250 images (with 50% flash usage), approx. 260 images (without flash usage)
Playback time: approx. 160 minutes
* Using a new lithium-ion battery under the temperature at 23 °C, Tested in compliance with CIPA standard.

Inter faces

USB 2.0 / AV output terminal, HDMI output terminal (Type D)
USB Connection MSC/PTP
Video Output Format NTSC/PAL

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions Approx.105mm (W) x58mm (H) x34mm (D) (excluding the operation parts and protrusion)
Weight Approx.203g (loaded and ready with the dedicated battery and SD Memory Card), Approx.183g (body only)


USB Cable I-USB7, Strap O-ST131, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68, Battery Charger D-BC68P, AC plug cord,Software (CDROM) S-SW151
〈Mounted on the camera〉
Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover
Software Digital Camera Utility 5
  • Camera Case O-CC151new

  • O-ST151 Three-way Strapnew

  • Camera case (with front cover) O-CC1512new

  • Holster Case O-CC1513new

  • Lens Case for 02/06 O-CC1516new

  • Camera Bag O-CB133

  • Lens Case O-CC1332

  • Camera Case O-CC1333

  • Tripod Mount

  • AF201FG Auto Flash

  • AF200FG Auto Flash

  • O-RC1 Waterproof Remote Control

  • Remote Control F

  • D-LI68
    Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

  • K-BC115
    Battery Charger Kit

  • K-AC115
    AC Adapter Kit

  • Lens Cap for 01/02/06

  • Lens Cap for 08
     *image is O-LC40.5

  • Lens Front Cover for 03/04
    Lens Front Cover 33.7

  • Lens Front Cover for 05
    Lens Front Cover 37.5

  • Q Body Mount Cover

  • Q Lens Mount Cover

  • MH-RA40.5
    Metal Hood for 01

  • PENTAX-100PL
    Polarizing Filter
    for 01/02/06

  • PH-RBB40.5
    Plastic Hood for 02

  • PH-RBF49
    Plastic Hood for 08

  • O-VF1
    External Optical
    Viewfinder for 01

  • PH-RBA40.5
    Plastic Hood for 06

  • Adapter Q 
    for K-mount Lenses