Palm-sized mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

Palm-sized mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

TOKYO —

Ricoh Imaging has released its latest palm-sized mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera PENTAX Q-S1. 

You can buy:
Body Kit (Only the camera) - About ¥40,000
Zoom Lens Kit (Camera and “PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM” lens) - About ¥50,000
Double Zoom Kit (Camera and 2 lenses: “PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM” and “PENTAX-06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM”) - About ¥70,000

Ricoh Imaging has refreshed the look of the PENTAX Q-S1 and it looks more “high-class” compared with the previous model PENTAX Q7. The PENTAX Q-S1 has leather material on the front part and aluminum quick dial and grip while the PENTAX Q7 has rubber material.

PENTAX Q-S1 has an effective 12.4MP 1/1.7-inch backside illumination CMOS sensor and Q ENGINE image processor, which boost its ISO sensitivity up to ISO12800. There is a 3-inch LCD monitor and an image stabilization mechanism by gyro sensor called “SR (Shake Reduction)”.

Color: Black x Charcoal Black, Pure White x Cream, Gunmetal x Carmine Red, Champagne x Cream
Size: W105×D34×H58mm
Weight: 183g (without a battery and SD card)
Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Record format: RAW, JPEG (photo)/MPEG-4 AVC, H.264 (movie)

Ricoh Imaging also will start accepting orders of a customized color model on August 28. You can choose your favorite color combination out of 5 body colors and 8 front sheet colors, which makes 38 different combinations in addition to the regular 4 models above. The price will be the same as the regular models.

Source: AkihabaraNews

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    afanofjapan

    1/1.7" sensor is basically the same size as a regular point and shoot camera. It also doesnt have a physical shutter (from what i could tell), so basically you are paying a bunch more for a point and shoot (and then a whole heap more for lenses), so you can pretend you have a real camera.

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