Ricoh will allegedly introduce the Pentax K-S1 on August 28 and the rumor mill has leaked more specs and details about the DSLR camera.
A company that will certainly join the Photokina 2014 party is Ricoh. The manufacturer will show off the latest Pentax-branded products, although we are expecting to see some Ricoh-branded cameras and lenses, too.
Until then, the rumor mill has leaked some photos of the Pentax K-S1. After revealing some information about the DSLR, it appears that inside sources have decided to leak the announcement date and a more detailed specifications list of the camera.
Pentax K-S1 announcement date rumored to take place on August 28
Ricoh will hold a product launch event on August 28. The K-S1 will become official in three colors: black, blue, and white. However, photographers will be able to order nine other custom colors from the company’s website.
The release date of the Pentax K-S1 is expected to be September 19 during the Photokina 2014 event.
The DSLR will be available as a body-only version, with a one lens kit that includes the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, and with a double lens kit, including the 18-55mm and the 55-300mm f/4-5.8 optics.
For the time being, prices are unknown to us, but they will be revealed during tomorrow’s announcement.
New and more detailed Pentax K-S1 specs list leaked on the web
Ricoh will put a 20-megapixel APS-C sensor in the Pentax K-S1 without an optical low-pass filter. However, the camera features built-in optical image stabilization as well as software-based OLPF.
A similar system has been first introduced in the Pentax K-3. The camera packs an algorithm that mimics an anti-aliasing filter in order to make sure that moiré will not be an issue.
Another interesting thing is the FLU SD card support. This is a new memory card with wireless support, which has been added into a Pentax APS-C camera courtesy of the K-3, and will allow users to take control over the device using a smartphone.
The K-S1 will also sport a SAFOX autofocus system. However, it is not the same 27-point AF model as the one found in K-3, as Ricoh has decided to put an 11-point AF (with nine cross-type points) system in the K-S1.
Pentax K-S1’s LEDs are there to indicate the state of the DSLR camera
The Pentax K-S1 camera will also feature a maximum ISO of 51,200, a Prime III image processor, 1/6000th of a second maximum shutter speed, and an optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and 0.95x magnification.
The DSLR will offer a 3-inch 920K-dot LCD screen, continuous shooting mode of up top 5.4fps, and full HD video recording with stereo audio support.
Additionally, the new Pentax K-mount camera will come packed with built-in GPS for geo-tagging the photos.
Last but not least, it appears that the mysterious LEDs on the DSLR’s grip have a purpose. The source says that they will display the state of the camera, meaning that they will tell whether the K-S1 is in photo or video mode among others.
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