One month after announcing the Prestige version of the camera Pentax K-3, the company Ricoh and its brand Pentax continue to inspire - the fact that they have never hesitated to 'lend color to the world' is confirmed by a new DSLR, Pentax K-S1. This new model will be available in a tremendously broad spectrum of colors - from standard black, white, over "cotton beige", blue, "denim blue", "tweed gray", "sunset orange", "Moon silver", "dawn purple", "dusk gold", "linen brown", all the way to "midnight black".
Aside from the fact that it will captivate everyone's attention with its exterior, the Pentax K-S1 also exhibits attractive interior - a 20.1MP APS-C sensor, a Prime MII processor, an AA filter simulator (which is borrowed from the Pentax K-3), a burst mode at 5.4 fps, extremely high sensitivity ISO 51200, built-in shake reduction, an optical viewfinder with 0.95x magnification, etc.
However, nothing of the above captures attention like a set of small green LED lights on the camera's grip and power switch. These little lights, which represent an 'illumination interface system', are considered more of a decoration than they have a practical role. What is interesting and eye-catching is the fact that these lights pulse when the modes in the menu are being switched and when the timer is counting down; when the video mode is activated, however, the lights on the power switch become red.
As it has already been stated, the Pentax K-S1 will be available in 12 different colors, while it will be available for sale in mid-September at a price of £549.99 / $749.95 for the body only. In combination with the SMC DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, the price will be £599.99 / $799.95.
The news was taken from RICOH.