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Pentax K-S1

£499.00
Pentax K-S1
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An award winning and powerful SLR camera, with a reasonable price and a wide selection of available lenses
SLR 20.12MP 5472 X 3648 Pixels CMOS Jun 2015
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Pentax K-S1 SLR Lens Kit with DA L 18-55 mm and DA L 50-200 mm (Blue)
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Pentax K-S1 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Pentax K-S1 number 70 across all digital cameras and number 214 in best selling cameras.
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Reviews
158 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Value for Money
Very Good
90
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
2 Years Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, great product quality and it is robust.
The K-S1 has some great features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Li-Ion battery d-li90(e)
Battery charger kit k-bc109(a)
AC plug cord d-c02j
Strap o-st132
Hotshoe cover FK
Eyecup FR
Body mount cover
Software CD-ROM s-sw151
Lens front ring o-fr52 (black)
Lens front ring o-fr52 (white)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 165 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 170 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 136 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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There is a 80% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Pentax K-S1 Video Reviews

How Big is the Pentax K-S1?

The Pentax K-S1 is 120mm wide and 92.5mm tall. It is 69.5mm deep and weighs 498g.

Pentax K-S1 front dimensions
Pentax K-S1 size in context

Pentax K-S1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Three Industry Awards

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this camera was very good.

This Pentax digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website Ephotozine who concluded that this digital camera was great.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 15 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Pentax camera is 77%.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 143 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is fantastic. Over 74% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

11 people who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images.

Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 2,844 user and expert reviews (including 541 verified purchases) for Pentax digital cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

10 customers who reviewed the product thought it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

Four people who bought the Pentax K-S1 reckoned that it was well made.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eight customers who reviewed the Pentax K-S1 thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was well designed and two customers considered that this digital camera was neat.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Four owners who bought the Pentax K-S1 agreed that it was easy to use and four customers who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who purchased it considered that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four people who bought the Pentax K-S1 concluded that it was good for video recording.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 65% of digital cameras, it has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old. At £499.00 it appears to be great value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax K-S1 and the United Kingdom price of £499.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $526.99 (£726.61).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since June 2015.

Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-S1 has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Pentax K-S1 of 20.1MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 17% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax K-S1 of 51,200 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-S1 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Pentax K-S1's weight of 498g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Pentax K-S1's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 73% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-S1 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-S1 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-S1 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax K-S1 of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 36% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-S1 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Eye Relief

Across all the cameras the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Pentax K-S1 of 22.3mm is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 91% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-S1 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-S1 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-S1 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-S1 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax K-S1 is 5472 x 3648. That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-S1 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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480 Battery Life

The Pentax K-S1 is a camera that takes 480 shots battery life.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-S1 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Pentax K-S1 features multi-shot function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax K-S1 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-S1 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-S1 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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