Ricoh Paints a Colourful Picture with the Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Ricoh announced the Pentax Q-S1, the newest addition to its Q lens mount. With a few minor changes, the camera has largely maintained its features like the 12MP 1/1.7-inch BSI CMOS sensor, which was seen in the previous Q7 model. The Q-S1 has a 3.2-inch LCD and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. The camera also boasts of an ISO range of up to 12,800 and comes with 21 different scene modes.

When you look at the camera, you will notice the two dials on either side of the lens. The dial on the right-hand side is the Quick Dial. This dial gives users access to four of the camera’s Smart Effects or art filter-type modes. However, you can change the dial’s settings by going over to the main shooting menu and assigning any function like changing the aspect ration, turning the focus peaking to on or off or even enabling the ND filter. On the other hand, there is no information about the functionality of the dial on the left-hand side. In all probability it might be present just for show.

As per the features mentioned in the press release the camera doesn’t seem to have anything significant to offer. Plus, the camera is not compatible with any third-party lens. So you are pretty much stuck with what Ricoh offers. Priced at USD 499 (approx. Rs. 30,000), it does seem quite expensive for a camera that has nothing significant to offer for other gear available in this price bracket. Users may choose to purchase the Q-S1 owing to the availability of 40 colours that the camera is said to be made available in.

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