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ExtremeTech

Nikon D850 Field-Tested: Possibly the Best DSLR Ever
ExtremeTech
At the same time that users are moving away from big, heavy, DSLR cameras to mirrorless systems or even smartphones, DSLRs continue to improve and offer some exciting payoffs for those willing to stick it out. This year has seen several exciting models ...
Nikon D850PCMag India

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:15 pm

HuffPost

Nikon D7500 Review - Powerful But Not Perfect | HuffPost
HuffPost
When the Nikon D7500 was first announced, I had a bit of mixed feelings. There were some amazing new specs and the promise of great image quality most of...

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Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:32 pm

kfor.com

Nikon had 32 men and 0 women test its new camera | KFOR.com
kfor.com
Oh, Nikon. The Japanese camera maker is under fire for hosting an advertising event that featured 32 professional photographers testing its new D850 camera.

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Posted: September 17, 2017, 8:27 pm
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Nikon apologizes for women-free event advertising new D850 camera
WDIV Detroit
Nikon recently hosted an event where only 32 men, no women, tested the new D850 camera. Camera maker Nikon received backlash this week when it was pointed out that an event to advertise its new camera featured only men. Thirty-two men tested the ...

Posted: September 16, 2017, 3:54 pm

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Android Central

The Canon Rebel t6i DSLR camera is down to a great low price refurbished
Android Central
Please stop pretending your smartphone photos are awesome just because you tilted the screen and put a sepia filter on them. Step up your photography game with a real camera - a digital SLR. Canon's refurb store regularly has some of the best deals on ...

Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:07 pm

Digital Trends

This Canon projector is smaller than a tablet but creates an 84-inch screen
Digital Trends
Canon, however, could be changing that with the Canon M-i1, a cord-free portable projector that can project on any blank surface and connects wirelessly to smartphones or yes, Canon cameras. The M-i1 projects photos onto a surface for the equivalent to ...

Posted: September 20, 2017, 9:48 pm

CNN

6 of the best travel cameras you can buy now
CNN
In self-portrait mode, the pop-up flash activated, filling in the shadows without harshness. In this mode you can also choose varying degrees of exposure brightness, background defocusing and skin smoothing. Canon's Camera Connect app proved intuitive, ...

Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:14 am

PetaPixel (blog)

Canon's M-i1 Mini Projector Can Beam Your Camera's Photos Wirelessly
PetaPixel (blog)
Canon has launched a new mini projector, the Mini Projector M-i1, that can be used to project photos and video wirelessly without needing a computer. It measures only 105mm x 105mm x 22mm and weighs just 235 grams, but it's able to project 1080p Full ...

Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:47 pm

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Canon Modular Camera In The Works | cinema5D
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IBC 2017 has seen the announcement of an upcoming Canon modular camera for uses ranging from action cam to professional broadcast.

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Posted: September 17, 2017, 7:48 am

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CNN

6 of the best travel cameras you can buy now
CNN
For the old-school photographers, you can also set the camera to simulate your favorite type of 35mm Fuji film, such as Provia or Velvia. The camera comes with a top-quality interchangeable 16-50mm lens that needs to be swapped if you want to zoom ...

Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:14 am

Fstoppers

The Fujifilm GFX 50S as a Travel Camera
Fstoppers
First up, a big thanks to Fujifilm Korea for giving me the chance to use their camera for the duration of my trip. It was a great chance to explore the camera and really put it through its paces. Knowing that I had to give it back meant making the best ...

Posted: September 16, 2017, 6:03 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Fujifilm X Raw Studio to Offload RAW Conversion from CPU to Camera
PetaPixel (blog)
Alongside its new X-E3 mirrorless camera and XF 80mm f/2.8 Macro lens, Fujifilm has also announced the development of a new RAW conversion program called “Fujifilm X Raw Studio.” This software is different from others in that it's designed to offload ...

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Posted: September 8, 2017, 8:21 pm

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New FUJIFILM X-E3 Announced – Stylish APS-C 4K Travel Camera
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As with other FUJIFILM cameras, the X-E3 can make use of FUJI's Film Simulation modes for more pleasing-looking images, although there is no mention of the F-Log mode found in the X-T2. Also interesting for video shooters is the presence of a micro ...

Posted: September 8, 2017, 6:08 pm

PDN Online

Coming Soon: Profoto Air Remote for Fuji Cameras
PDN Online
Profoto will ship an Air Remote for Fuji cameras at the end of the year, the company announced today. Like other remotes, the Profoto Air Remote TTL-F is a small, wireless radio transmitter that can be attached to the Fujifilm camera's hot shoe. It ...
Profoto announces support for Fujifilm cameras, bringing TTL and HSS shooting to Fuji shootersimaging resource

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Posted: September 7, 2017, 11:39 am

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Global Digital Still Camera Market: Pentax, Nikon, Canon, Sony and ...
DailyCommerceNews
The report titled Global Digital Still Camera Market divides the Digital Still Camera industry according to leading players, geographical regions, top ...

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:42 am

imaging resource

Firmware Friday: Canon Cinema EOS C700, Hasselblad X1D-50c and Pentax K-1 updated
imaging resource
This week's Firmware Friday roundup is fairly short and sweet, compared to some of the lengthy lists we've seen lately, but if you're shooting Canon's Cinema EOS C700-series video cameras, the medium-format Hasselbad X1D-50c mirrorless camera or ...

Posted: September 15, 2017, 9:38 pm

PDN Online

Camera Review: Hands-On With Pentax's KP DSLR
PDN Online
One of the distinguishing features of the KP is its design. The camera features an interchangeable hand grip. You'll get one grip (attached) in the box but Pentax sells two additional grips for $50. You can remove the grip using a hex key and the screw ...

Posted: September 13, 2017, 12:00 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Ricoh Theta V is a 360-Camera with 4K, Spatial Audio, and Live Streaming
PetaPixel (blog)
There is a new image sensor and processor (the Qualcomm Connected Camera Platform, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625), incorporating advanced technologies “originally developed for high-end Pentax DSLR cameras.” Ricoh claims these will ...
Ricoh Theta V 360 Camera Preview - 4K Video And MoreForbes
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Posted: August 31, 2017, 5:21 pm

ePHOTOzine (press release)

Limited Edition Silver Pentax K-1 Announced
ePHOTOzine (press release)
A high-grade silver-colour coating is used on the camera body and battery grip to perfectly match the silver FA Limited Lens, along with a special silver type SR badge on the front of the camera. The metal hot shoe cover features a beautiful, mirror ...

Posted: August 24, 2017, 7:49 am

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Panasonic Eluga Ray 500: works hard, plays hard too | 91mobiles.com
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The Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 brings 4000mAh battery and dual cameras under Rs 10000. and thus redefine the budget segment. Here's an overview.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 8:17 am

Review: Panasonic Home Monitoring Twin Camera Kit
Irish Times
The kit has almost everything you need to get started, with two window or door sensors, a motion sensor, the two cameras, a smart plug and the hub that ties them all together; it even includes a DECT-enabled handset should you not already own such a thing.

Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:35 am

The News Minute

Panasonic launches camera-centric budget smartphones Eluga RAY 500, Eluga RAY 700 in India
The News Minute
Panasonic has joined the dual camera range of smartphones. The Panasonic Eluga RAY 500 is the smartphone that is being launched by the company which will be available in the Indian market as well. One more phone, the Panasonic Eluga RAY 700 has ...
Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 and Eluga Ray 700 First ImpressionsNDTV
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:36 am

Newsshooter (blog)

Panasonic EVA1: First footage released – IBC 2017 - Newsshooter
Newsshooter (blog)
At IBC today Panasonic released the first short film captured entirely on the EVA1. I had a chance to talk to DOP Filippo Chiesa about using the Panasonic EVA1 ...

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Posted: September 16, 2017, 2:19 pm

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Fstoppers

First Hands-On Impressions of the Sony RX10 IV, the All-In-One Bridge Camera With 24 fps Stills Shooting
Fstoppers
Last week Sony announced the latest updates to their lineup of RX cameras which utilize a small but powerful one-inch sensor. I had the opportunity to use the new RX10 IV for an afternoon of photographing action and a musical performance. Here are my ...

Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:24 am

New Genie Nano Cameras Built Around Sony's 1/3" CMOS Image ...
Markets Insider
WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - September 21, 2017) - Teledyne DALSA (NYSE: TDY), a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision ...

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:12 pm

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VROX - a 360 Robot with Sony Full Frame Cameras on Wheels ...
cinema5D news
VROX Technology partners with Sony to create a high end Virtual Reality Robot System for gaming, film production and e-commerce.

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Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:57 pm

New Atlas

Sony focuses on speed for latest Cyber-shot long zoom camera
New Atlas
Sony says its new flagship all-in-one Cyber-shot RX10 IV offers an unmatched combination of AF speed and tracking. And though the bridge camera includes ...
Sony RX10 IV Camera With High-Speed Continuous Shooting ...NDTV

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Posted: September 13, 2017, 4:17 pm
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Forbes

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: The 3 Best And Worst Things
Forbes
The cameras: The Note 8 is the first phone from Samsung to sport dual cameras. Even without that secondary lens, this is one of the best shooters in mobile. Photos from the main 12MP camera are evenly exposed, vibrant, and super-clear. Autofocus is ...
Review: Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the phone Note 7 users have been waiting forPhys.Org
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:03 pm

Notebookcheck.net (press release)

Samsung allegedly working on a 1000 fps camera sensor
Notebookcheck.net (press release)
Although Samsung's mobile camera sensors deliver impressive results, Sony's technology allows the handsets equipped with it to take impressive slow-motion footage. The image sensor currently used by Samsung's flagships uses a two-layer structure ...

Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:29 am

Android Authority (blog)

LG V30 vs Galaxy Note 8: Camera features
Android Authority (blog)
LG has offered dual cameras on its devices since the LG V10 with its front cameras, followed by the LG G5, which offered dual cameras on the rear for the first time. In previous years, Samsung has arguably led the revolution in some parts of the mobile ...
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Posted: September 19, 2017, 3:54 pm

The Verge

How to use Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 camera
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a giant phone with a ton of features, but one of its most prominent ones is its new dual-camera setup. This system, which includes two 12-megapixel cameras with different focal length lenses, lets you take either wide-angle ...
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Posted: September 8, 2017, 6:32 pm

CNET

Samsung's next dual camera phones are the anti-Note 8
CNET
The Galaxy Note 8 became Samsung's first phone to have dual rear cameras, but just two weeks later, the company has already taken the wraps off of two new dual-camera phones that couldn't be less like the Note: the Galaxy J7+ and the Galaxy C8.
Samsung Galaxy C8 Is Official With Dual Rear CamerasAndroid Headlines
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Posted: September 7, 2017, 8:03 pm
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Lomography Daguerreotype 64mm f/2.9 Unboxing

 

By: Pentax Forums

Originally published on Nov 17, 2016

This modern replica of one of the first camera lenses every built (over 200 years ago!) has been made available in the Pentax K-mount thanks to community support. Here’s our unboxing video- stay tuned for the full review!

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My Top 10 Best Photography & Camera Channels on Youtube

 

By: Chris Winter

Originally published on Feb 24, 2015

✅ Gordon Laing ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/cameralabs
✅ Christopher Frost ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/christop…
✅ Tony Northrup ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/VistaClues
✅ Jared Polin ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/JaredPolin
✅ David Thorpe ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/spogley
✅ Matt Granger ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/thatniko…
✅ Dave Cryer ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/davomrmac
✅ Digital Rev TV ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalR…
✅ PhotoRec Toby ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/camerare…
✅ The CameraStore TV ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCamer…
✅ Mike Browne ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/photoexp…
✅ Peter Gregg ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/PeterGregg

OTHER PLACES TO FIND ME:

😊 Chris Winter on Facebook ➜ http://bit.ly/chriswinterfacebook
😊 Chris Winter on Instagram ➜ http://bit.ly/chriswinterinstagram
😊 Chris Winter on Twitter ➜ http://bit.ly/chriswintertwitter
😊 Chris Winter on Google+ ➜ http://google.com/+itschriswinter

A BIT ABOUT ME:

Hey everyone, if you’re new to the channel, welcome! My name is Chris Winter and I run this channel which focuses mainly on photography and cinematography, with a bit of tech thrown is as well! Whether it’s Canon, Nikon, Panasonic or more, this is the place to hangout.

We’ve got a fantastic photography community here, where everyone’s welcome to comment and enjoy our wonderful hobby!

I always try and reply to nearly every comment, so feel free to comment if you’ve got a question, and I’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible.

WANT TO GET IN TOUCH?

📧 Well that’s pretty cool! Get in touch with me here: itschriswinter@gmail.com
💻 I also run a website about photography and cinematography over at http://itschriswinter.com

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Unveiling the PENTAX K-S1

 

 

By: Ricoh Imaging

Originally Published on Aug 27, 2014

Experience photography in a new light with the PENTAX K-S1. Whether you’re new to photography or a skilled enthusiast, the K-S1 offers you the ability to take your imaging to the next level. The K-S1 incorporates new elements that optimize digital innovations, such as a compact, modern design and an inventive interface system.

Learn more: http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/…

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Ricoh Imaging Debuts an innovative user interface attracting mid level DSLR camera buyers to Pentax Brand

Ricoh Imaging Debuts an innovative user interface attracting mid level DSLR camera buyers to Pentax Brand.

Pentax KS-1 Digital SLR Camera

Pentax KS-1 Digital SLR Camera

Denver, Colorado August 27, 2014 – Focused on expanding the number of PENTAX DSLR owners, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is excited to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S1 DSLR camera. By combining proven imaging technology, distinct design cues and a flat field user interface (UI) the K-S1 appeals to the next generation PENTAX owner without surrendering the performance expected in a mid-class camera.
Building on the many technologies benchmarked in the company’s popular K-3 advanced DSLR; the K-S1 incorporates a newly designed 20 megapixel image sensor, super-high sensitivity ISO 51200. In addition this model contains in-body shake reduction, an AA filter simulator, 100% field of view glass pentaprism viewfinder, and 5.4 frames per second shooting at a fast 1/6000 shutter speed. Adding to the user experience is the camera’s unique flat field user interface, which integrates a back-lit LED selection dial, four-way navigation, and a bright 3” 921,000 dot LCD that breaks tradition of the knobs and buttons found on traditional DSLR cameras.
The PENTAX K-S1 is designed to attract a mid-level customer who is accustomed to a mobile interface and is looking for a similar interaction in a DSLR. The simple UI eliminates many of the complexities of a DSLR and provides immediate feedback including shooting parameters, filter selection and effect modes, even in total darkness. The camera’s power switch, mode dial, OK button and grip all feature LED illumination; each of which indicates the current status of camera operation. This intuitive UI and design combined with category leading technology delivers a powerful imaging engine that is simple to use.

“With the K-S1 we are building on our solid reputation as a camera company and inviting new customers to experience the PENTAX advantage” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “Our core PENTAX products provide an important foundation that the K-S1 builds upon.”
The optional Flucard for PENTAX offers additional features such as Wi-Fi transfer, wireless live view, and Remote Capture control; letting users take control of their camera settings with a smartphone, tablet, or computer and save images directly to a mobile device.
The K-S1 comes in 3 standard colors: black, blue, and white. In addition, two separate color collections are available; The Fabric Collection, containing 4 unique colors such as cotton beige and tweed gray – and the Night Sky Collection, with 5 more elegant colors like Sunset Orange, Dawn Purple, and Midnight Black.
To view our accompanying PENTAX K-S1 Lifestyle video
please click on the following link:

Pricing and Availability
The PENTAX K-S1 kit including an 18-55 mm lens will be available at retailers nationwide and at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com in September 2014 for a suggested retail price of $799.95. The K-S1 body only will be available for $749.95.
About Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation|

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions.

The company now known as Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation was originally founded in 1919, under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the PENTAX name. Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation continues to produce the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.

For further information, please visit www.us.ricoh-imaging.com
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© 2014 Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:
Sarah Schachterle
Public Relations Manager
(303) 728-0320
Sarah.schachterle@us.ricoh-imaging.com

RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION www.us.ricoh-imaging.com
633 17th Street I Suite 2600 I Denver, CO 80202 I Phone: 303-799-8000

Main Features
• 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.

Note: This product design was developed in collaboration with and under supervision for design and color of Ziba Tokyo, Co., Ltd., the Tokyo branch of a design consultant firm Ziba, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and with other branches in Munich and San Diego.

• 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.
• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Color Options
The K-S1 comes in 12 different colors: The standard colors: black, blue, and white. The Fabric Collection: Cotton Beige, Linen Brown, Denim Blue, and Tweed Gray. The Night Sky Collection: Sunset Orange, Dusk Gold, Moon Silver, Midnight Black, Dawn Purple.

• Other features
・ 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

Note: Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Pentax Q-S1 Digital Camera: Providing endless artistic expression in a fashionable compact design, complete with interchangeable lenses

August 04, 2014

Pentax Q-S1 Digital Camera: Providing endless artistic expression in a fashionable compact design, complete with interchangeable lenses.

PENTAX Q-S1 DIGITAL CAMERA

PENTAX Q-S1 DIGITAL CAMERA

Denver, Colorado August 4, 2014 RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is proud to introduce the new PENTAX Q-S1, one of the world’s smallest and lightest digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. With a new refined look, Smart Affect mode for creative photo enhancing, and color variations from today’s hottest fashion trends, the Q-S1 is an ideal everyday camera for the style-minded looking for the portability of a compact and added benefits of interchangeable lenses.
“Along with its stylish, petite body, this new model offers impressive specifications. The PENTAX Q-S1 is an ideal everyday camera for photographers of all levels, complete with an entire system of 8 lenses designed for on-the-go fun” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President of RICOH IMAGING Americas, Corp.
The PENTAX Q-S1 is the latest addition to the popular PENTAX Q series of compact-sized, interchangeable-lens digital cameras. The camera is equipped with a wide range of features to make photography more enjoyable, including a 12.4 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor to deliver high-quality images, high-sensitivity shooting to a top sensitivity of ISO 12800, and a reliable shake-reduction system using a state-of-the-art gyro sensor. It also provides a variety of creative tools, such as bokeh control and Smart Effect to add the desired filters with just a simple turn of a dial. The PENTAX Q-S1 creates more personalized, creative images easily and beautifully.
In addition, RICOH IMAGING is pleased to announce the launch of a color to order® service for the new PENTAX Q-S1 digital camera. This unprecedented service, (originally launched with the Q7 in July 2013), has been popularly accepted by many users as a new, fashionable way of expressing one’s personal taste and style.
There are 4 standard color combinations and additional 36 body and grip colors taken straight from the runway, such as champagne, khaki green, and charcoal black, and can be ordered through the color to order® service. The PENTAX-01 STANDARD PRIME lens color can also be chosen from five different options to make the entire imaging system even more desirable and eye-catching.

Pricing and Availability

The Q-S1 will be available at retailers nationwide and at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com in August 2014 for a suggested retail price of $499.95

Ordering for the custom colors will be available in August 2014

To learn more about the comprehensive lineup of Pentax products as well as other RICOH IMAGING products, please visit www.us.ricoh-imaging.com

About RICOH IMAGING Americas Corporation|

RICOH IMAGING Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions.

The company now known as RICOH IMAGING Americas Corporation was originally founded in 1919, under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the PENTAX name. Today, RICOH IMAGING Americas Corporation continues to produce the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.

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Main Features
1. Classic, high-grade design
The Q-S1 sports a classic design, with meticulous attention paid even to the texture of the finest details, making it a perfect everyday camera to carry around under all kinds of situations. Its Quick Dial and grip are made of high-grade aluminum for an exclusive look, and are symmetrically positioned for holding comfort and visual attractiveness. For the first time in the Q series, synthetic leather has been used for the front panel, to improve the texture and appearance.
2.12.4 Megapixel image sensor to deliver high-quality images

Due to its 12.4 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, the Q-S1 delivers high-quality and high-resolution images. Coupled with the state-of-the-art high-speed engine name “Q ENGINE”, it also minimizes annoying noises effectively at all ISO sensitivity levels to deliver rich-gradation, fine-texture images, even in high-sensitivity shooting using a top sensitivity of ISO 12800. It also offers outstanding autofocus accuracy during low-illumination shooting, since it assures pinpoint focus on the subject even at the faintest light level of EV 0.

3. Outstanding operability

Thanks to the incorporation of the Q ENGINE with an optimized algorithm, the Q-S1 assures quick, flawless response at all phases of shooting operation, including a short start-up time of approximately one second. The Quick Dial also lets the user assign as many as four favorite functions, including Smart Effect, aspect ratio, AF/MF switching, focus assist ON/OFF and ND filter ON/OFF, for instant mode switching during shooting.

4. Dependable SR mechanism

The Q-S1’s advanced SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism features a state-of-the-art gyro sensor to effectively compensate for annoying camera shake. It produces sharp, blur-free images even under shooting conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or capturing landscapes in the twilight.

5. Full HD movie recording, even during high-sensitivity shooting

The Q-S1 captures beautiful Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, at 30 frames per second, in the H.264 recording format) with minimal noise. It also provides an interval HD movie recording function to add more creativity to visual expression. The user can also take advantage of advanced image-processing tools like the Smart Effect modes* and an array of in-body movie editing tools. The Continuous AF (AF-C) mode** has been newly added to these creative options, allowing the user to capture a moving subject in sharp focus during movie recording.

* The frame rate may vary when a selected Smart Effect mode requires nonstandard image processing.
** This mode is not compatible with the UNIQUE LENS-series lenses and the 06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM lens.

6. Large, high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor

The Q-S1 features a high-resolution 3.0-inch 3:2-proportion LCD monitor with approximately 460,000 dots. This monitor is treated with AR (Anti-Reflection) coating to produce sharp, bright images even under bright sunshine by effectively minimizing glare and reflection on the screen. Since its wide-view design makes it possible to view the image from 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, the user has a clear view of the on-screen image even when facing the monitor from an angle.

7. An array of image-processing tools to create personalized images

(1) Custom Image function to add distinctive finishing touches
The Custom Image function adds a distinctive finishing touch to an image, faithfully expressing the photographer’s creative intention or reproducing the ambience of a specific scene. The user has a choice of 11 Custom Image modes, including Bleach Bypass, which produces a dramatic, movie-like finish.
(2) Digital filter function to apply artistic visual effects
The digital filter function lets the photographer apply a variety of visual effects without requiring a computer. Of 17 total options, 11 filters including Toy Camera, Invert Color and Posterization can be applied even during the shooting of still images and movie clips, while the remaining six can be applied only during image editing. The user can even apply multiple filters to a single image to produce more inventive visual effects.
(3) Smart Effect function for simple dial control of finishing touches
Using the Quick Dial positioned on the camera’s front panel, the user can quickly and effortlessly add a desired finishing touch to an image, while previewing the applied effect on the LCD monitor. From nine Smart Effect modes — including Antique for a nostalgic atmosphere and Fade Color for a chic, faded-color finish — the user can assign four favorite modes to the dial in advance.

8. Effortless bokeh control

The Q-S1’s unique bokeh control function allows the user to make the subject stand out by automatically assessing the relative distance between the in-focus subject and obtrusive objects in the field of view. Since this function simplifies the advanced, SLR-caliber technique of intentional defocusing, even a first-time digital camera user can effortlessly capture high-quality images with beautifully defocused foregrounds and backgrounds.

9. Simple, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes

The Q-S1 features the PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from an range of options including Portrait, Landscape and Macro for a given scene or subject. Since the camera optimizes all affecting parameters, such as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness, the user can concentrate on the image composition and shutter opportunity. The Q-S1 also provides 21 Scene modes including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, allowing even an entry-level digital photographer to choose the best exposure settings for a complicated scene or subject with the simple choice of an icon on the LCD monitor.

10. Digital SLR-caliber exposure system

The Q-S1’s comprehensive exposure system assures all the advantages and flexibility of a lens-interchangeable digital camera system. In addition to the all-purpose Programmed AE (P) mode, which automatically selects an optimum combination of aperture and shutter speed, it also provides the Aperture-Priority AE (Av) and Shutter-Priority AE (TV) modes for manual setting of a desired aperture or shutter speed, as well as Metered Manual (M) mode for complete user control over exposure settings.

11. DRII mechanism for effective dust removal

The Q-S1’s DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism effectively prevents annoying dust spots from spoiling captured images, even after the user changes lenses out in the open. Like the PENTAX K-3 and 645Z digital SLR cameras, it employs a highly efficient supersonic vibration mechanism, which vibrates the image sensor at high speed to shake dust off its surface.

12. Other features

・Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
・High-speed continuous shooting of up to five images per second
・HDR mode to composite three images of varying exposures into one photo with extra-wide dynamic range
・CTE white-balance control mode to emphasize the predominant color of a particular scene, such as the sunset
・Multi-exposure mode (up to nine exposures on a single image), with an auto exposure compensation function
・Remote control receptors on front and back panels
・Digital level function to check the camera’s horizontal/vertical inclination
・Digital Camera Utility 5 software (latest version) included

Optional Accessories

O-CC151 Camera Case
A camera case exclusively designed for the Q-S1, with two strap lugs at the sides to keep the camera suspended at a level position for delay-free shooting. It not only protects the camera from dust and scratches, but adds a sense of elegance and style to the camera. Made of synthetic leather, with a choice of black, cream or gray color.
Usable model: PENTAX Q-S1

O-CC1512 Camera Case (with front cover)
A camera case exclusively designed for the Q-S1, with two strap lugs at the sides to keep the camera suspended at a level position for delay-free shooting. Comes with a front cover to protect the lens surface from dust and scratches. Made of synthetic leather, with a choice of black, cream or red color.
Usable model: PENTAX Q-S1
O-CC1513 Holster Case
A camera case designed to fasten on a belt for quick removal of the camera. The main holster holds the camera with a lens attached, while two neighboring compartments hold the 06 and 02 lenses, respectively. Made of brown-colored synthetic leather, with a ring to attach a strap. A hand strap is also included.
Usable model: PENTAX Q-S1, Q7, Q10 and Q

O-CC1516 Lens Case for 02/06
A lens case for exclusive use with the 02 or 06 lens, with internal padding to protect the lens from dust and scratches. Made of black-colored synthetic leather, with a ring to attach a strap.
Applicable models: PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM and PENTAX-06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM

O-ST151 Three-way Strap
A versatile three-way camera strap, providing three different functions — diagonal suspension, neck strap or hand strap — by varying the arrangement of its two parts. Made of synthetic leather, with a choice of black or cream color.
Usable model: PENTAX Q-S1, Q7, Q10 and Q

Note: Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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