Ricoh is preparing to announce a new Pentax mirrorless camera, which has been leaked recently under the name of Q2. More photos have showed up on the web, revealing that the device will be called Q-S1.
Less than 24 hours ago, the first Pentax Q2 images have appeared online. The source has said that the mirrorless camera might be called Q-S1. It seems like the second version is true, as a set of new photos has been leaked, with the name of the device in plain sight.
New Pentax Q-S1 photos leaked on the web
The couple of leaked shots from yesterday have not revealed the name of this Pentax-branded camera. Thankfully, more Pentax Q-S1 photos have just been leaked, so now we can safely say that this will be the retail name of the device.
Three new images, one from the front, one from the back, and one from the top, have appeared and they are here in order to confirm that this camera will look similar to the Q7 and Q10 cameras.
It is worth stating that the edges are a bit straighter from what we are used to, while a mysterious circular button has been added to the front. For the time being, its purpose is unknown, hence you will have to wait a little longer to find out what this is all about.
As for the rest of the buttons and dials, their location is relatively identical to other Q-series cameras. If you used one before, then you will surely get the hang of the Q-S1 quickly.
Specs and market destination are unknown
The specs list of the Pentax Q-S1 is unknown, too. From the photos we can see a hot shoe, built-in flash, autofocus assist light, and a screen on the back with a diagonal of roughly 3-inches.
The “SR” designation is no longer found in front of the camera, which suggests that the image sensor will not come packed with sensor-shift image stabilization technology.
It may be too early to draw this conclusion, but we will not have to wait for very long, as sources are claiming that the mirrorless camera will be officially announced soon.
Pentax Q7 comes packed with a 12.4-megapixel 1/1.7-inch-type image sensor and it is available for about $340 along with a 5-15mm lens at Amazon. Another thing that remains to be seen is whether this device is getting replaced or not, so stay tuned!